Thank you for expressing an interest in our school, if you wish to visit us please use the contact details below:
Contact for Enquiries: Mrs E Wood
Phone: 01304 840246
For further information, please see our Admissions Policy, Admission Form and Information Booklet below:
‘If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2017 you can appeal between 18 April and 17 May 2017 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 19 July 2017. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged’.
There are 15 places available for new entrants into the Reception class each year.
We have 4 classes where the children enjoy learning in a mixed age environment supported by their teachers, teaching assistants and peers. Class numbers in Reception and Key Stage 1 are not allowed to exceed 30 children.
When you are thinking about which school to send your child to we would welcome you to visit and look around our school. Our Office Manager, Mrs Wood, will be happy to arrange a time for you to meet us so that you can ask any questions you have and see the school at work.
You are also encouraged to put your name on our waiting list. This will ensure you receive a Common Application Form at the appropriate time. However, registering an interest does not give your child priority when places are allocated by the Local Authority.
Admissions to the school for children entering the Reception class are administered by the Local Authority through the Common Application Form submitted by parents. Further information on the arrangements for entry to primary school can be found on www.kent.gov.uk, or in the Admission to Primary School booklet.
When you apply for a place at the school you will be asked to provide evidence of the child’s date of birth (birth certificate) and proof of current address (eg. utility bill from within the last three months or council tax bill). Parents who have applied for a place in our Reception class for September will be informed by the Local Authority of their decision mid-April. Information on how to accept the offered place or appeal if your child is not allocated a place is included with the notification letter.
If you have recently moved to the area or are planning to do so, and you would like your child to transfer from their current school, you should initially contact the school to establish if we have a vacancy in your child's year group. We will also then be able to advise you about how to complete your application. All application forms and admissions booklets are available to download from http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/primary-school-places
The school fully supports parents who wish for their children to take the Kent Test. Our successful approach and support materials have led to a consistently high percentage of children gaining a place at Grammar School.
The school runs a parent information evening each year for year 5 parents. Although the school is always willing to advise and discuss the Kent test; it is the parent’s responsibility to register children for the test.
The school uses the BOFA software to assist children and prepare them for the Kent Test. A separate licence is purchased by the school to support parents with home revision.
Parents who wish for their children to enter the Kent Test will be given a log in and password to enable them to access the resources. This will be during year 5.