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Admissions for Reception 2024-25

 

If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, and you wish to apply for a place here at West Hill Primary Academy, please see below the following key dates:-

Friday 3rd November 2023

Online application process opens.

All parents should go to www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions to register and apply.  If you are unable to register online please contact kentonlineadmissions@kent.gov.uk who will be able to assist you with an alternative method of applying.

Monday 15th January 2024

Online application process closes for the main round.

Any amendments after this date must be emailed to kentonlineadmissions@kent.gov.uk

Tuesday 16th April 2024

 

National Offer Day

Offers of school places sent to parents via email after 4pm.

By Tuesday 30th April 2024

 

Deadline for parents to contact school to accept/refuse the place that has been offered.  Parents should also fill out the waiting list form from the link in the offer email to be added to the waiting list of schools named on the original application.

By Tuesday 14th May 2024

 

Appeals need to be lodged by this date to be heard before September

Appeals information can be found at www.kent.gov.uk/schoolappeals . You can only appeal for schools that were named on your RCAF.

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Offer day for the second round of applications (known as reallocation). After this date waiting lists will be maintained by the schools and they will send out offers for any places that may become available. Parents that have received an offer of a school place from KCC can approach schools directly for alternative places.

June to July 2024

Admissions appeals held.

September 2024

Pupils start school.

School Tours

Our school tours usually commence around the second week of November with the final tours being held at the end of November.  Once the dates have been agreed, details of our tours, and how to sign up to one, will be posted on our website, please keep an eye out for details on this page towards the end of October.

KCC Parent Admissions Guide

Kent County Council have produced a comprehensive booklet for parents “Primary Admissions Guide 2024” which can be accessed by clicking on the following link:-

 

https://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/126774/Guide-to-applying-to-Primary-in-Kent.pdf

APPEALS

If your child is due to start Primary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday, 16 April 2024). You need to submit your appeal before Tuesday 14 May 2024 for it to be considered by Tuesday 16th July 2024. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

 

For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

 

In-year Admissions

If you would like to apply for a place at West Hill Primary Academy outside of the normal admissions round, you will need to complete an In-Year Admission Form and return it to our Admissions Officer, Clare Sommerville, at whadmissions@golden-thread.org You must also provide supporting evidence to show that you are living at the address from which the application is being made, details are as follows:-

 

  1. Your child’s full birth certificate and valid passport;
  2. 2023-2024 Council Tax Statement OR signed tenancy agreement;
  3. ONE of the following documents: 

    a)         Driver's licence;
    b)         Schedule of motor insurance;
    c)         Utility bill such as gas/electricity/water/telephone/broadband;
    d)         Payslip.
     
  4. Any ONE of the following to show your child is also living at this address at the same time:
     
    1. Child or Working Tax Credit/Child Benefit/JSA/Disability Benefit/Universal Credit Letter; 
    2. savings account statement; 
    3. NHS medical card; 
    4. NHS immunisation letter; 
    5. hospital appointment letter; 
    6. GP registration letter; 
    7. Pre-school/nursery invoice (for Reception children only).

 

If there are no places available at the time of your application, your child will be placed on the waiting list.  Applicants are prioritised in accordance with our over-subscription criteria:-

 

  1. Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children
  2. Current Family Association
  3. Health, Social and Special Access Reasons
  4. Children of Staff
  5. Nearness of child’s home to the school

 

Appeals for In-Year Admissions

Once a pupil has been placed on the waiting list, if the parent so chooses, they can submit an appeal with the Appeals Team at Kent County Council.  Further details on the appeals process can be found at Appeal a school offer - Kent County Council

West Hill Admissions Policy

Year 6 pupils moving to secondary school – September 2024 Admission

If your child is moving to secondary education in September 2024, a detailed guide can be found at https://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/125456/Secondary-admissions-book.pdf

Secondary School 2024-25 Intake: Key Dates

 

Friday 1st September 2023

Online application process opens.

All parents should go to www.kent.gov.uk/ola to register and apply.  Information about secondary schools will be available from the Kent County Council website.  School open evenings begin, and details can be found on each individual school’s website.

Thursday 7th September 2023

Children in Kent who registered to take the Kent Test (11+)

Any amendments after this date must be emailed to kentonlineadmissions@kent.gov.uk

By Wednesday 18th October 2023

Kent Test (11+) assessment decisions sent to parents after 4.00pm

Tuesday 31st October 2023

 

Online application process closes for the main round.  Any amendments after this date must be emailed to kentonlineadmissions@kent.gov.uk

Friday 1st March 2024

 

Offers of school places sent to parents via email after 4.00pm

Appeals information can be found at www.kent.gov.uk/schoolappeals . You can only appeal for schools that were named on your RCAF.

By Friday 15th March 2024

Parents should contact the school to accept/refuse the place that has been offered.  Parents should also fill out the waiting list form from the link in the offer email to be added to the waiting list of schools named on the original application.

By Thursday 28th March 2024

Appeals need to be lodged by this date to be heard before September – appeals information can be found at www.kent.gov.uk/schoolappeals You can only appeal for schools that were named on the SCAF.

Thursday 25th April 2024

Offer day for the second round of applications (known as reallocation).  After this date waiting lists will be maintained by the schools and they will send out offers for any places that may become available.  Parents who have received an offer of a place from KCC can approach schools directly for alternative places.

April to June 2024

Admission appeals held.

September 2024

Children start in year 7 at secondary school.

If you and your child are planning to attend a school open day, please ensure you notify our Attendance Officer, Mrs Dumbleton, prior to the visit taking place so this can be recorded on the register. Please email directly at Sue.dumbleton@golden-thread.org or online via ParentMail.

Dartford and Bexley Secondary School Open Days

Applying for a Kent Grammar School

Kent County Council

The Local Authority, Kent County Council (KCC), is responsible for the admission arrangements for West Hill Primary Academy.  For further information, please use the link below:-

 

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/admissions-criteria/admissions-criteria-202324/primary-202324

Admissions 2025-2026

 

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