Primary school places
Applications are being processed. You will receive your school offer on Tuesday 16 April.
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
What to do
Applications for transfer to primary school for both reception year and year 3 (junior school) in September 2024 opened on 3 November 2023 and closed on 15 January 2024.
To help choose the schools to add to your application:
- read our advice about choosing a school
- get information about open days from the school's website or contact the school
- read our guide to primary admissions 2024 booklet (PDF, 3.3 MB).
Applications for 2024
For children starting school in September 2024 applications for both reception year and year 3 (junior school) closed on 15 January 2024.
We process applications between 16 January and 15 April 2024.
If you have not applied and are a Kent resident please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s:
- date of birth
- full address.
We will advise you of the next steps.
If you have applied but your circumstances have changed and you need to amend your application email email@example.com so we can help you.
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, read our information about summer born children.
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.
You may need to fill in an additional form called a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for some schools.
Contact the school(s) to obtain the form(s) and once completed return the form directly to them.
There are no new free schools opening in 2024.
If you provided an email address on your application we will email you on Tuesday 16 April 2024 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered.
You can also log in from 5pm to see your offer online on Tuesday 16 April 2024.
Offer emails will be sent to the email address you provided on your application.
We cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, this will depend on your email service provider.
Due to data protection restrictions, we cannot send the offer to another email address without approval from the original email account. If you have changed email address, please ensure you can still have access to the original one to receive your offer. Or you can view your offer online.
If you need to reset your password you must use the email address you registered with.
For any enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.