Admissions to Primary School 2023
School tour dates - please call our office for dates and availability
If your child's birthday is between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 they will be due to start primary school in September 2023.
School applications open: Monday 5th September 2022 - 09:00
School applications close: Sunday 15th January 2023 - 17:00
National Offer Day of allocated places: Friday 17th April 2023
Deadline for lodging appeals by: Friday 12th May 2023
Appeal dates for St Thomas More: to be confirmed
Reallocation begins: Monday 5th June 2023
Reallocation ends: Friday 29th December 2023
If you are applying for your child to start school in September 2023 you should complete the following:
Apply on line to Medway Council by Sunday 15th January 2023 17:00, by logging onto Medway Council Website or clicking the link below. Please ensure you receive an email to confirm that the details have been accepted.
Download a St Thomas More Supplementary form (SIF),
Complete and return to the school
Include any evidence if you wish your child to be considered under ‘denominational’ status.
Ensure this form and evidence is submitted to school by
Sunday 15th January by 17:00
If you wish to be considered please ensure that you have completed this form and information – without it your child will not be placed in the correct criteria, and they may not get their place.
APPEALS FOR SEPTEMBER 2023 INTAKE
Parents whose applications for places are unsuccessful may appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel set up in accordance with section 85(3) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Appeals must be made in writing and must set out the reasons on which the appeal is made. Appeals should be made to the Admissions Appeal Clerk at the school address. Parents/Carers have the right to make oral representations to the Appeal Panel. Infant classes are restricted by legislation to 30 children. Parents should be aware that an appeal against refusal of a place in an infant class may only succeed if it can be demonstrated that:
- The admission of additional children would not breach the infant class size limit; or
- The admission arrangements did not comply with admissions law or had not been correctly and impartially applied and the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had complied or had been correctly and impartially applied; or
- The panel decided that the decision to refuse admission was not one which a reasonable admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case.