Learning can only take place when a child feels secure, happy and well-cared for. We make every effort to ensure starting the nursery and reception classes is a welcoming experience for children and parents. All our admission and transfer arrangements aim to give parents the best possible information so that we can establish and continue to develop the very important partnership between home and school.
At every stage of the admissions process we arrange opportunities for parents to talk to staff and also to receive written information. If anything is unclear we encourage parents to contact the school office. Our administrative staff are very happy to explain any aspect of admission to parents.
Parents can apply directly to the school to have their child’s name put on the school’s waiting list. Children are admitted the term after third birthday, depending on places available. There are 25 places in our morning nursery session (8.40am – 11.40am) and 25 in the afternoon session (12.25pm – 3.25pm). We have new intakes in September, January and April.
A meeting with the Nursery Teacher and arrangements for admitting pupils are explained to all parents once parents receive confirmation of a nursery place to ensure a happy and successful start.
Admission to the nursery does not secure a full time place in reception. Parents need to apply separately to Medway Council. Please see the information below regarding applications to the reception.
Download the Nursery Admissions Form Here
Places in full-time education are allocated by the Admissions Department at Medway Council and not by the school.
All pupils are now eligible to start reception in the September after their fourth birthday.
We admit 90 pupils (30 pupils per class) in September each year.
The casual admissions process will follow LA guidelines that aim to make a casual admission placement within 10 school days.
- Parents can apply for a casual admission at any time during the school year.
- If no places are available at the time of application, a waiting list will be maintained. Names are kept in priority order according to the oversubscription criteria and not according to how long a child’s name has been on the list.
- Any place that becomes available will be offered to the child at the top of the list.
- All vacancies will be allocated as they arise
Casual Admissions when transferring schools without moving home
If a parent wishes to transfer their child from another school without moving home, the Headteacher will contact the child’s current school to ascertain the situation so that our school is able to offer the correct support should the child be offered a place.
Parents/carers have the right to appeal if a place is not offered to their child. Appeals will be handled in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code and the Governing Body’s policy on admission appeals.
Admissions Policy 2018/19
Please see our Admission Policy here CCA – Admission Policy 2018. Any objections should be made in writing to email@example.com
Note: General enquiries about admissions can be made by phoning Medway Council on 01634 331110 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Medway Council. Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR. Prospective parents are very welcome to visit the school at any time and should contact the school office for a suitable appointment.