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Applications are now open until Monday 16 January 2024 for Children due to start school in September 2024. 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 2024 intake from November 2023.

Your child is eligible for a place at St Francis Catholic Primary School if they were born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.

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.

The School Admissions Code

The School Admissions Code requires all schools to annually determine admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the school’s Published Admissions Number (PAN) and over-subscription criteria.

Academies, Voluntary Aided, Foundation, Free and UTC schools are legally required to hold a public consultation on their admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period.

A public consultation must also be held where a school wishes to make changes to their admission arrangements to allow interested parties to respond to proposals.

Consultations must last for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1 October 2023 and 31 January 2024 for entry to school in September 2025. This means the deadline for starting a consultation is 20 December 2023 to allow the necessary time for it to run for 6 weeks before 31 January 2024. You should avoid starting and ending consultations on a weekend.