Admissions

Welcome

Firstly, many thanks for taking the time to look at our website and consider Sholden C of E Primary School as an option for the education of your child. We know that choosing a school for your child can be a difficult and complicated process, especially during these times. We believe that our school is unique in many ways and that we can offer our children something different.

Parents considering applying for a place at our school are encouraged to visit the school at any time during the school year. In the Autumn term, we run tours on a more formal basis for small groups of parents, with an opportunity to talk to the Headteacher.

 

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Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 Lockdown, we and the other schools in the DEALT, are unable to offer prospective parent tours. We know this makes the process of choosing a school all the more difficult and are committed to providing opportunities to view our schools as soon as it is possible to do so.

What to do now

We know that choosing a school is such an important decision and we are happy to answer any questions you may have to support you in making the right choice for you and your child. If you have already booked an appointment to view the school, the office will contact you to arrange a virtual meeting. If you have not already booked to view our school and would like to talk to the headteacher, please contact the school to book a virtual appointment Tel 01304 374852 or email office@sholdenprimary.org.uk 

KCC Admissions Guidance and how to apply

For further information please see the Kent Admissions website at: https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/primary-school-places#tab-2

Starting at Primary school...  Important dates to remember

Apply for a place before 15 January 2021.

Step 1: Research schools and understand their admissions criteria.
Step 2: Complete the online application form naming up to 3 preferences.
Step 3: Complete any required Supplementary Information Forms (SIF) and/or medical evidence and return to the school.
Step 4: We offer you a place on National Offer Day.
Step 5: You accept or refuse the place and provide your proof of address from the application period to the school.
Step 6: If you don’t get a place at your preferred school you can join the waiting list and appeal.

  • April 16 April 2021 • National Offer Day - offers sent by email after 4pm May 5 May 2021.
  • May 5 May 2021 • Date by which places must be accepted or refused  & Date by which parents should submit a waiting list form for schools they named but were not offered
  • June 9 June 2021 • Reallocation of any vacant spaces

Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Our admissions criteria are contained within the Admissions Policy 

Please note: Sholden C of E Primary School also has its own supplementary admissions form which needs to be completed alongside the KCC admission form. 

 Click here to be taken to the Secondary School Admissions Page