If you have a sibling born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, you may apply online for a school place for your child to start school in September 2024 later this year.
The online application link is www.kent.gov.uk/ola. The deadline for all applications will be announced nearer the time.
The Kent Admission to Primary School link is www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions. Please read it carefully, as it will tell you everything you need to know about the admissions process.
In particular the Current Family Association:
The sibling claim will stand if the family have continued to live at the same house as when the older sibling was admitted into the school, OR
If the family have moved, and they have moved to within 2 miles of the school, OR
If the family have moved nearer to the school from where they were living previously
Please could you advise us if you are applying for a sibling, as it allows us to get an idea of how many sibling places will be allocated
If your child is due to start Primary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday, 16 April 2024). You needed to submit your appeal before Tuesday 14 May 2024 for it to be considered by Tuesday 16th July 2024. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.
For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.