Kent County council forward admissions booklets to all Infant and Primary schools in January of each year. This book outlines all necessary information regarding the admission procedures for parents requesting Reception places for September of the same year.
Applications are then invited on line at the above KCC website. Parents/carers are advised to nominate three schools in preferential order. KCC will then endeavour to allocate a school of your choice. Parents are normally informed of their allocated school by Easter.
You will be invited to a meeting prior to your child starting school where you will meet your child's teacher. At this meeting you will be able to ask any questions you may have and also receive information regarding the arrangements for your child's start at school. The information we receive will be stored on the school computer for our record keeping. In order for us to keep all information about your child up to date please let us know of any changes which may take place i.e change of address, phone number, emergency contact etc.
Casual admissions are the responsibility of Salmestone Primary school. Application forms can be obtained from the school's office or directly from Kent County council www.kent.gov.uk. Please enquire at the school office, using the details at the top of our site for further information.
If your child is due to start primary school in 2016 you can appeal between 18 April and 17 May 2017 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 19 July 2017. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.