Primary school places

14 December 2018: You will be unable to contact the primary admissions team directly, however for general enquiries please call our contact centre on 03000 41 21 21.

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

Applications for transfer to primary school for September 2019 open on Monday 5 November 2018 and close at midnight on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

What to do

You can find out more about schools you are interested in before including them in your application.

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

You can also read our guide to primary school applications (PDF, 1.8 MB).

Please ensure you have read our admissions privacy notice before you apply for a school place.

2019 applications

Applications for transfer to primary school for September 2019 opens on Monday 5 November 2018 and closes at midnight on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

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Apply by post

Primary school application form (PDF, 118.4 KB)

Junior school application form (PDF, 119.1 KB)

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 the relevant local authority for processing.

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

Additional information

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

We will process applications between 15 January and 15 April 2019.

Applications will close on 15 January 2019 for children due to start primary and junior school in September 2019. If you miss the deadline please email primaryadmissions@kent.gov.uk.

If you apply online we will email you on 16 April 2019 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 2019 to view your offer.

If you apply by post we will send your offer by first class post on 16 April 2019. 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 2019 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 2019 to view your offer.

If you applied by post we sent your offer by first class post on 16 April 2019. 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.