St. John's CE Primary School Admission Arrangements:
Currently 90 children are admitted into our three Reception classes.
If you would like your child to come to St. John's, the first thing to do is to complete an 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 are 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 Taylor, our Admissions Manager. If you are unable to download the form please contact the school office.
Reception September 2019
If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 they are due to start in Reception in September 2019.
Online applications for children due to start primary school in September 2019 have now closed. If you are still interested in a place for September, you would need to submit an In Year Casual Admission Form direct to the school. For further details, please click on the link at the bottom of the page: 'Admissions Process for entry into all other years'.
Reception September 2020
If your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 they are due to start Reception in September 2020. Online applications for children due to start primary school in September 2020 will open on 5th November 2019 and close on 15th January 2020. Please visit the Kent County Council website linked above for further details on how to apply.
We will be holding Open Day Tours for parents who are interested in their children coming to St John's. If you would like to book a place on one of these tours, please contact Mrs Taylor, our Admissions Manager, on 01892 678980 x 206 or at email@example.com. These visits are primarily for parents, as there is a half hour sit-down presentation followed by a tour of the school. However, if you are are unable to arrange childcare you may bring your child with you; please let us know this when you book.
The dates of our next Parent Tours are as follows:
Places are limited, so please contact Mrs Taylor to book your place. Please arrive promptly for the tour, as the presentation will start at the time given. The presentation and tour will last for about an hour. When booking a visit, we will require the following information please:
More visits will be arranged during the autumn term as and when required, and dates will be added to the website.
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 www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions.