If you would like a place at our school please contact Mrs Harrison, our Admissions Officer,directly on (01634) 844152.
We have 420 places in school and 60 part time places in the Nursery.
Medway Council funds five morning or afternoons sessions for all 3 and 4 year olds and children start fully funded full-time education in the September of the year (1 September - 31 August) they turn 5.
Our Admissions Policy for 2018/2019 can be found here.
If we are over-subscribed the following criteria will be applied in the following order:
- statemented children (where we are the named school)
- children in care
- a brother or sister is already in school
- health considerations
- multiple birth children
- nearness to school
Please contact the School Office for an Application Form and to arrange a visit. One of our Deputy Heads meets every new family either personally or at a meeting arranged for all children joining our school.
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
APPEALS for Year R – Academic Year 2018-2019
16th April 2019. The offer of a place in a school will be given.
10th May 2019. This is the date by which places must be accepted/refused. Also, this is the date by which an appeal for Year R for September 2019 must be handed in. Your appeal should state your reasons for this request. Additional information may be submitted later and full information regarding your appeal will be sent to you once the school receives your initial request in writing.
You are asked to note that if the appeal is for Year R, (or any other year in KS1) that the school is bound by infant class legislation. This means that it against the law to have more than 30 children in any one class. This school has a PAN (Pupil Admission Number) of 60 for Years R, 1, 2,3 and 4 and it is likely that all the places will be allocated according to the school’s over-subscription criteria. However, the PAN may be divided in 3 groups meaning that a very small number of appeals may be upheld by the Independent Appeal Panel.
Any appeals for this school for Year R will be held in mid/late July 2017 but you are advised that there is only a small chance of success.
Years 1 to 6
In Years 1 and 2 any successful appeals are unlikely to be accepted due to the law regarding infant classes. Consequently, there are only limited conditions under which an appeal may be upheld. Very, very few appeals, if any, are successful for Years 1 and 2 in this school because it cannot break the law and have more than 30 children in any one class. For the last few years no appeals for these two year groups have been successful at this school.
It is advisable to place your child on the school’s waiting list alongside any appeal request. You are more likely to be given a place from the waiting list than through the appeal process.
Any appeals lodged after 10th May 2019 for Reception/‘in-year’ casual admissions will be heard within 30 days of submitting the request.
If you have any queries regarding an appeal, then you are asked to contact the school.
Please see our power point presentation here shared with parents of children joining us in the Foundation Stage in September 2017