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Important Information

 

As of the 5th June 2022, Pentecost, the Bishops of England and Wales reinstated the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Parents applying for a place at St Peter's Catholic Primary School, under a faith based criteria will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form. Evidence of practice will be measured by frequency of attendance at Mass as validated by either a priest or minister, as was the case prior to 18th March 2020. These arrangements apply to the admissions round for 2023 and subsequent rounds.

Appeals

 

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.

 

For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

Reception September 2022 

If you applied online you will be emailed on 19 April 2022 after 4 pm to tell you which school you have been offered. KCC cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, this will depend on your email service provider.

Offer emails will be sent to the email address provided on your application.

 

You can also log in from 5 pm on 19 April 2022 to view your offer online.

 

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 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 further information concerning Admissions, please visit Kent County Council.

Primary Admissions: 03000 41 21 21 

 

To apply on line for a place, please visit the Kent County Council's website

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/primary-school-places

or complete the form below:

Summer born children

 

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 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.

 

For further advice please click here to access the DfE Summer Born Children - Starting School: Advice for Parents

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).

Please click here to download the IYAF for completion.

 

For further information regarding in year admissions please visit:

 

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/move-to-a-different-school

 

You will also need to complete and forward to the school office the Supplementary Information Form which is available below.

 

Upon receiving a completed IYAF and Supplementary Information Form, we will endeavour to notify you of the outcome of your application within 15 school days.

 

Appeals
 

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.

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