Reception September 2021
Kent County Council will publish guidance soon.
If you have missed the deadline of the 10 February 2020, you can still apply online or by post up to Wednesday 6 May 2020.
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.
Children born between 1 April and 31 August are sometimes referred to as summer born children. They have the same right to defer entry as any other child. This means they must start school at the beginning of the April term if they wish to keep their offer. Where parents wish for their summer born child to defer entry until the start of Year 1, they must refuse their offered place, which may be offered to a different child, and then reapply through the In Year process during the last month of reception year.
For your child to start reception year in the following September, a full year after they were first entitled to start, you will need agreement from the admissions authority of the school. This is because a new application for a later admissions round would be needed for your child to be considered for a place to be taught outside of their age group and with a younger group of children. The admissions authority will make its decision taking into account the school admissions code and the advice of the headteacher.
To request admission to reception year outside of the normal age group, you should contact the Headteacher of each preferred school as early as possible during the application period for that child's date of birth. This will allow the school and admissions authority enough time to make a decision before the closing date.
You are not expected to provide evidence to support your request to defer your application, but where provided, it must be specific to the child in question. This might include medical or Educational Psychologist reports. There is no legal requirement for this medical or educational evidence to be secured from an appropriate professional, but failure to provide it may impede a school's ability to agree to defer admission.
You are required to complete an application for the normal point of entry at the same time, in case your request is declined. This application can be cancelled if the school agrees to accept your request for deferred entry into reception year the following year.
Deferred applications must be made by completing a summer born application form (PDF, 394.3 KB) to the local authority, with written confirmation from each named school attached. Deferred applications will be processed in the same way as all applications in the following admissions round, and offers will be made in accordance with each school's over subscription criteria.
If you wish your child to attend St Peter's you will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). This will enable the School Governors to apply our over-subscription criteria as detailed in our Admission Policy. The over-subscription criteria is applied when the number of applications exceeds the number of places available.
For more details on our over subscritpion criteria, please read our Admissions Policy.
To apply on line for a place, please visit the Kent County Council's website
For further information concerning Admissions, please visit Kent County Council.
Primary Admissions: 03000 41 21 21
In Year admissions
The process for in year admissions to Kent primary schools is co-ordinated by the LA and you are required to complete an In Year Admission Form (IYAF).
These forms are available from the school office or from the LA via their website
If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2020 you can appeal between 16 April and 14 May 2020 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 16 July 2020. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.