Applying for school

Applications for 2023

Applications for children starting school in September 2023 for both reception year and year 3 (junior school) will open on Friday 4 November 2022 and close at midnight on Monday 16 January 2023.

To get support from the Online Admissions Team, email

Summer born children

If your child was born between 1 April and 31 August and you want them to defer starting school until the next academic year please email for more information.

Special educational needs and disabilities children

Most children with special educational needs and disabilities can attend mainstream schools, whether or not they have an education, health and care (EHC) plan.

If your child has an EHC plan, then their school placement will be arranged via the SEN Team.

Find out more about applying for a school place for your SEND child.


Check when your child will start school:

School age - Kent County Council