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Applications are now open until Monday 16 January 2023 for Children due to start school in September 2023. Read more here

When the time comes we know how vital it is for you to make the right choice of school for your child.

We have put together a number of resources to help you with this important decision, including a virtual tour of the school, our admissions policy and information about the application procedures.

We accept children at any point during the school year providing we have space available.

We also welcome visits to the school by prior appointment.  To make an appointment or request further information please contact the school on 01622 771540 or by emailing our admissions lead on

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St Francis Catholic Primary School Guidance on Admissions

September Admissions

We accept children at any point during the school year providing we have space available. If you have any queries regarding placing your child at our school, please contact us directly on 01622 771540 We will be happy to take you on a tour of our wonderful school.

Foundation Stage

Children start school in the September following their 4th birthday. The admissions round opens in November for the following September and applications are made online at If you have any difficulty with the process, please do not hesitate to ask as we will be happy to help with the application. You can choose up to 3 schools in preference order, and the Local Education Authority will advise you in the middle of April which school you have been allocated.

Kent County Council’s admissions team can be contacted on 03000 416 789 for in-year places, or 03000 416 111 for entry to primary school.

Our admissions policy can be found on our policies page

You may apply for a reception year place at St Francis Catholic Primary School for the September 2022 intake from November 2021.

Your child is eligible for a place at St Francis Catholic Primary School if they were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

Baptised children from Catholic and other Christian/Church denominations, with proof of this, will be ranked first according to the admissions criteria, details can be found in our Admissions Policy. If you wish to apply for a place at St Francis you must complete our Supplementary Form found on our Admissions Procedure Page and return it to the school.


If you are unhappy with the school place you’ve been offered, you can appeal for any of the schools you named in your application here.

Policy for Admissions can be found here.