Primary school places

You must apply for a primary school place if:

  • your child is due to start primary or infant school (reception year)
  • your child is at infant school (year 2) and is due to start junior school (year 3)
  • your child is at primary school (year 2) and you want your child to move to junior school at the start of year 3

Check the date your child can start school

What to do

Applications for children due to start primary and junior School in September 2018 open on 6 November 2017 and close on 15 January 2018.

It's important to find out more about schools you are interested in before you decide to name them on your application form. You can name up to 3 schools on your form.

For more information about open days, visit the school's website or contact the school direct.

Applications for children due to start primary and junior School in September 2018 open on 6 November 2017 and close on 15 January 2018.

Ways to apply:

  • apply online
  • apply by post.

You can apply for up to 3 schools, putting them in order of preference. It's in your best interests to list 3 schools. Naming only one school does not guarantee your child a place at that school or give your child priority for a place over another child, neither does naming a school more than once.

To apply to a school outside of Kent, name the school in your application along with your other preferences. Your application details will be passed on to to the relevant local authority for processing.

Some schools may need you to complete an additional form called a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). You can collect the form from the school.

If you need advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email primaryadmissions@kent.gov.uk.

We will process applications between 15 January and 15 April 2018.

Applications will close on 15 January 2018 for children due to start primary and junior school in September 2018. If you miss the deadline please email primaryadmissions@kent.gov.uk.

If you apply online we will email you on 16 April 2018 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered. We cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, this will depend on your email service provider.

You can also log in from 5pm on 16 April 2018 to view your offer.

If you apply by post we will send your offer by first class post on 16 April 2018. Royal Mail no longer guarantees next day delivery on first class post. Please wait 3 working days for your letter to arrive before contacting us.

If you applied online we will email you on 16 April 2018 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered. We cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, this will depend on your email service provider.

You can also log in from 5pm on 16 April 2018 to view your offer.

If you applied by post we sent your offer by first class post on 16 April 2018. Royal Mail no longer guarantees next day delivery on first class post. Please wait 3 working days for your letter to arrive before contacting us.

For advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email kentonlineadmissions@kent.gov.uk.

Find out what to do after you get your offer.