Admissions to Primary School 2021

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 If your child's birthday is between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 they will be due to start primary school in September 2021.

School applications open: Monday 7th September 2020 - 09:00

School applications close: Friday 15th January 2021 - 17:00

National Offer Day of allocated places: Friday 16th April 2021

Deadline for lodging appeals by: Friday 14th May 2021

Appeal dates for St Thomas More: June 2021

Reallocation begins: Friday 7th June 2021

Reallocation ends: Friday 31st December 2021

Helpful Notes:

If you are applying for your child to start school in September 2021 you should complete the following:

  1. Apply on line to Medway Council by Friday 15th January 2021 17:00, either by logging onto Medway Council Website or by clicking the link below. Please ensure you receive an email to confirm that the details have been accepted. 
  1. Download a St Thomas More Supplementary form,
    1. Complete and return to the school
    2. Include any evidence if you wish your child to be considered under ‘denominational’ status.
    3. Ensure this form and evidence is submitted to school by

Friday 15th January by 17:00

  1. 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.

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APPEALS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 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.