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Reception Places

If you are wanting to apply for a reception year place, please do so via Kent County Council. 

Please note that if we receive more applications that places available, we will apply our oversubscription criteria. Children who meet our criteria the most will be given priority.  If you want your application to be considered on faith grounds, we urge you also complete a supplementary information form.

Summer born children

If your child was born between 1 April and 31 August and you want them to defer starting school until the next academic year please email for more information.

Special educational needs and disabilities children

Most children with special educational needs and disabilities can attend mainstream schools, whether or not they have an education, health and care (EHC) plan.

If your child has an EHC plan, then their school placement will be arranged via the SEN Team.

Find out more about applying for a school place for your SEND child.


If you wish to apply under our faith based criteria you will need to complete an additional form called a Supplementary Information Form (SIF).

Please contact the school(s) to obtain the form and once completed return directly to the school.

Reception Places: Admissions

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Oversubscription Criteria

Supplementary Information Form

Parish Checker

Reception Places: Staff

Key Dates

Reception Places: Activities

Our Open Day

Tuesday 18th October 2022 Tours at 9:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Please contact the Office to book your space on a tour. 

If you have missed our open day please do contact the office to see when we are running additional tours in term 2. 

Online applications process open

Applications for children due to start primary school in September 2023 will open on 4th November 2022 and will close on 16th January 2023. Parents are encouraged to apply online at and will be informed of which school they have been offered in April 2023. More information can be found at

To get support from the Online Admissions Team, email

Online application process closes

Monday 16th January 2023

National Offer Day

If you provided an email address on your application KCC will email you on Monday 17 April 2023 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered.
You can also  view your offer online from 5pm on Monday 17 April 2023.
Offer emails will be sent to the email address provided on your application.

Deadline for late applications and waiting list requests for KCC. Deadline for places to be accepted or declined to school.

TBC for 2023

The deadline for accepting places and for primary school waiting list applications was 4 May 2022.

Appeals deadline

If you are not offered the schools you applied for

This may be because:

your child was not eligible for the school

there were more applications than spaces available so the school used its oversubscription criteria to prioritise which children to offer places to

In these cases KCC must offer your child a place at another school. This will usually be the next nearest school to your home with available places.

If you are unhappy with the offer

We suggest that you view the schools website to find out more about it.

If you are still unhappy you can put your child on the waiting list or make an appeal for any of the schools you applied for. You can do either or both for the same school or for different schools. For example, you can appeal for one school and put your child on the waiting list for another.

We recommend that you still accept the place your child has been offered. This will not affect your waiting list position or your appeal. It will guarantee your child has a school place if no places become available or if your appeal is unsuccessful. If the waiting list or appeal are successful you must remember to tell the school you were originally offered that you no longer want the place.

In 2022 the appeals deadline was Tuesday 17th May 2022 TBC f

Reallocation Offer Day

TBC 2023

Children start school

September 2023



If your child is due to start primary school in September 2023, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 19 April 2022) via KCC.

You must submit your appeal before the KCC 2023 deadline. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

Please note the appeals for our school are heard by a KCC independent appeals panel. 

For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

Reception Places: Our Philosophy
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