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St. John's CE Primary School Admission Arrangements



Currently 90 children are admitted into our three Reception classes.


If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 they are due to start in Reception in September 2019.

For children starting school in September 2019, we have arranged dates for presentation and tours of the school listed below:


Thursday, 15 November at 2.00pm - Full


Tuesday, 20th November at 9.30am - Full


Tuesday, 27th November at 9.15am - Full


Monday, 17th December at 2.00pm - Full


Since the summer term, we have had 9 presentations and tours.  The final presentation with spaces available will be in January - details below.


Wednesday, 9th January at 9.15am


If you would like to book on tour, please contact Mrs Barnett, our Admissions Manager, by emailing or tel: (01892) 678980 x 206, to make an appointment.  The visits are primarily for parents as there is a half hour sit down presentation followed by a tour of the school. However, if you have problems with childcare you are welcome to bring your child with you.

Places are limited so please contact Mrs Barnett (details above) to book your place. Please arrive promptly for the tour as the presentation will start at the time stated. The presentation and tour of the school lasts about an hour and we book up to 10 couples per session.


When booking a visit, we will require the following information please:

  • whether one or both parents will be attending
  • an email address
  • a contact phone number


More visits will be organised during the Autumn term as and when required.   These visits take place on various mornings and afternoons and can be arranged by contacting Mrs Barnett, details above.


If you would like your child to come to St. John's, the first thing to do is to complete a expression of interest (Year R) form so that we can add you to our list of prospective parents. This will ensure that full details of the admissions procedure will be sent to you in the autumn preceding the academic year in which your child is due to start school.

Please return the expression of interest form to Mrs Barnett together with an original copy of your child's birth certificate, which will be returned to you immediately. If you are unable to download the form please contact the school office.

Requests for admission to Reception outside of the normal age group should be made to the Headteacher of each preferred school as early as possible in the admissions round associated with that child's date of birth. This will allow the school and admissions authority sufficient time to make a decision before the closing date. Parents are not expected to provide evidence to support their request to defer their application, however 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, however, failure to provide this may impede a school's ability to agree to deferral. Parents are required to complete an application for the normal point of entry at the same time, in case their request is declined. This application can be cancelled if the school agrees to accept a deferred application for entry into Year R the following year. Deferred applications must be made via paper RCAF to the LA, with written confirmation from each named school attached. Deferred applications will be processed in the same way as all applications for the cohort in the following admissions round, and offers will be made in accordance with each school's oversubscription criteria.


Further advice is available at


Applications for children due to start primary school in September 2019 will not open until the middle of November 2018 and will close on 15 January 2019.  For late applications please contact Kent County Council.


Expression of Interest Form

Expression of Interest

Alternatively, please feel free to telephone, email, or come in and talk to Mrs Barnett, our Admissions Manager.

01892 678980 x206


Kent County Council's Contact Centre:

03000 41 21 21 - ask for Primary Admissions

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