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

If your child is at infant school and you want to apply for a year 3 place at a primary school (rather than a junior school) you must apply for an in year admission.

What to do

  • Choose a school

    If your child is due to start school in September 2015 you can apply from 11 November 2014

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

  • Apply

    Dates 

    Applications open on 11 November 2014 for:

    • primary or infant school places (reception year) - if your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 
    • junior school places (year 3) - if your child is currently at infant or primary school and was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008. 
    The deadline for applications is 15 January 2015.

    How to apply 

    You can apply online or by post. Full details of how to apply will be available when applications open on 11 November 2014.

    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.

    Additional information forms

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

    Check the list of schools requiring a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) (PDF, 84.3 KB)

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

  • Processing

    The closing date for applications is 15 January 2015. We process applications between 16 January and 15 April 2015. 

    If you applied online we'll email you on 16 April 2015 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 after 5pm on 16 April to view your offer online

    If you applied by post we’ll send your offer by first class post on 16 April 2015.

  • Offer day

    If you applied online we'll email you on 16 April 2015 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 after 5pm on 16 April 2015 to view your offer online

    If you applied by post we’ll send your offer by first class post on 16 April 2015.

     

  • Accept or decline

    You must accept or decline the school place you've been offered between 17 April and 15 May 2015.

    If it has not been possible to offer your child a place at one of your preferred schools, you have the right to make an appeal between 17 April and 18 May 2015.

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