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Consultation on School Admission Arrangements for 2024-2025 Academic Year
On 1st January 2023, the four schools of the Galaxy Trust and five schools of The Pathway Trust are due to merge to form The Golden Thread Alliance. In order to have a consistent and equitable approach to school admissions across the new trust, a review has taken place of the determined admission arrangements for all schools within the Golden Thread Alliance.
As a result of this review, we are now going out to formal public consultation on our proposed Admission Policy for pupils entering our schools in the 2024-2025 academic year.
The draft policy can be viewed below, alongside a detailed overview of the changes being sought. The consultation period runs from Monday 5th December 2022 through to Wednesday 18th January 2023. Should you wish to submit your comments on the new policy please email them to email@example.com or in writing to Sarah Steven, Admissions Consultation 2022, c/o West Hill Primary Academy, Dartford Road, Dartford, DA1 3DZ.
DRAFT ADMISSIONS DOCUMENTS FOR 2024-25
If you would like your child to attend our academy, please see full details of our admission arrangements in our Admissions Policy on our policies page:
Alternatively, please do contact our School Office who would be happy to provide you with a paper copy.
1. Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children
2. Current Family Association
3. Health, Social & Special Access Reasons
4. Children of Staff
5. Nearness of children's homes to the school
Reception 2023-24 Intake: Key Dates
If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, and you wish to apply for a place here at West Hill Primary Academy, please see below the following key dates:-
Friday 4th November 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to assist you with an alternative method of applying.
Monday 16th January 2023
Online application process closes for the main round.
Any amendments after this date must be emailed to email@example.com
Monday 17th April 2023
National Offer Day
Offers of school places sent to parents via email after 4pm.
Monday 1st May 2023
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.
Friday 12th May 2023
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.
Wednesday 7th June 2023
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 2023
Admissions appeals held.
Pupils start school.
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.
The Local Authority, Kent County Council, is responsible for the admission arrangements at West Hill Primary Academy.
For admission arrangements, please use the link below.