Primary 2025/26

We are in the process of updating the admissions criteria documents and they will be available as we receive them.

The voluntary-aided, foundation and academy schools listed below are their own admissions authority. This means that they decide their own admissions criteria. If you wish to comment on their arrangements please contact the school's chair of governors.

About admission arrangements

The government has determined a new Admissions Code (2021) which includes a requirement for children who appear to an admission authority “to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted” to be given equal first priority in admission arrangements, alongside looked after children (LAC) and children who were previously looked after by English local authorities (PLAC). These children will be referred to as internationally adopted previously looked after children (IAPLAC).

This means that admission authorities were required to update their 2021/22 and 2022/23 admissions arrangements to include this new priority. Where schools have provided KCC with updated documents, they have been included below. As this is a legal requirement of the new Admissions Code, IAPLAC will be provided equal priority in all schools’ oversubscription criteria even if the following wording does not appear in a school’s admission arrangements:

"Looked after children and previously looked after children: a looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school.

A previously looked after child means such children who were adopted (or subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after and those children who appear to the admission authority to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

A child is regarded as having been in state care outside of England if they were in the care of or were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation, or any other provider of care whose sole or main purpose is to benefit society."

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Primary school admissions

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