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School Places

For information about school places, see the links below or come and speak to Mr. Brockman or Mrs. Mills in the front office.

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022 you can appeal between 19th April -17th May 2022 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 19th July 2022.   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.

Click on the relevant documents shown on this page:

If you are moving into the area and would like a school place, please contact Medway Council's Student Services Operations Team - Casual Admissions Team on 01634 331110 or email admissions@medway.gov.uk or visit the >>>Medway Council Website<<<.

Please click above for the the required document  (as explained below).

Fair Access Protocols (Medway)

All primary schools in Medway operate a Fair Access Protocol for in-year admissions.

On receipt of an in-year admission application, we will consider whether the child meets the criteria for consideration under the Medway's Fair Access Protocols (see below). 

The Fair Access Protocols in Medway are triggered whenever a child (whether on roll of another Medway school or unplaced) is considered hard to place, against one of the following categories:

  • those with attendance at the previous school/academy or provision of less than 70% (unless this is for a known reason such as illness) 
  • a child who has been permanently excluded once or whose most recent permanent exclusion was more than two years ago 
  • a child who has been excluded for fixed terms totalling 10 days or more over the previous two academic years 
  • a child currently attending a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) or whose most recent placement was a PRU or similar provision for behavioural/social or emotional reasons 
  • school refusers not currently on a school’s roll 
  • Children wishing to return to a mainstream school from home education 
  • A child who has been out of education for 2 months or more

If, based on the information available to us or to the local authority, we can demonstrate that the child meets one or more of the fair access criteria, we will refer the application and all relevant evidence to Medway Council School Admissions and Transport Team for inclusion on the next available fair access panel meeting agenda.

Panel meetings will take place on a monthly basis (11 meetings a year) .

The panel will then discuss the most appropriate school placement, based upon the factors below (not listed in any priority order):

  • Parental/carer preferences
  • Geographically nearest / ease of travel
  • The views of the local authority
  • The most appropriate environment to support the child’s learning and development
  • Fair distribution – the number of children already taken by the school/academy
  • Whether a child has previously attended a Medway school/academy
  • Faith preferences, where evidence is provided in line with the school of faith criteria.
  • General contextual information about individual schools
  • Contextual information about individual pupils and the impact of their placement at particular schools

The school allocation of children who fall under the fair access protocols will take place at the meetings of the fair access panel to ensure places are allocated as quickly as possible.

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