Admissions and Covid- 19
During the interruption to the usual processes for admission appeals that has been caused by Covid-19, we are amending our procedures and will follow the government regulations as detailed on the gov.uk site which is linked below.
Please contact the school if you wish to make an appeal and we will arrange this for you.
If you are moving into Medway and would like a place at any Medway school parents must contact Medway's Student Services Operations Team or visit www.medway.gov.uk
We have 45 places for each year group available in school and these are allocated to families who apply.
If in the likely case we are over-subscribed, the following criteria will be applied in this order:
Children in public care
Children of Staff
Medical, health and special access reasons
Nearness of child’s home
Please contact the School Office for an Application Form and to arrange a visit. A member of the school leadership team meets every new family either personally or at a meeting arranged for all children joining our Foundation Stage.
Our priority is to ensure that your child settles happily into school. We give your child (and you) the opportunity to become familiar with the school, its routines and show how you can help your child make the best of their learning.
If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 19 April 2022).
You must submit your appeal before Tuesday 17 May 2022 for it to be considered by Tuesday 19 July 2022. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.
Admissions Policy & Appeals Information
In Years 1 and 2 appeals are unlikely to be successful due to the laws regarding infant class sizes which are capped at a maximum of 30.
Please speak to us before going ahead with an appeal, they cost the school a lot of time and money and we can advise you of the likely hood of success, there may be 5 or 6 people on the waiting list in front of you, or a family may have contacted us to say they are moving shortly so we know a place may soon be available so there is not the need for a appeal process.
Deadlines for Foundation Stage Applications for the Academic Year 2022/23
15th January 2022, 5pm - National Closing Date for Foundation Stage applications
18th April 2022 - National Offer Day – offer letters to be emailed to parent/carers from Medway Council.
13th May 2022 - This is the deadline for you to accept or refuse your offer. If you want to put your child on a waiting list or appeal a place, this is the date you need to do this by. If you do not want the place in the school you have been offered you can appeal for the school that you want. Your appeal should state your reasons for this request, please use the Appeals Form below.
June/July 2022 (Date to be confirmed) - Year R appeals to be heard.
Our school has a maximum of 45 in each year group. You must be aware that Infant Class Size legislation stop us from going above this number in any EYFS/KS1 year group.
If you have any queries regarding an appeal, you are asked to read the ‘Frequently Asked Questions about Foundation Stage Appeals’ and ‘Information to Include in your Appeal’ below.
Please complete the ‘Appeals Form for you to fill in’ and return it before May 2022 (Date to be conformed).