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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 to register and apply.  If you are unable to register online please contact 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 

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 . 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. 

September 2023 

Pupils start school. 


If your child is due to start primary school in September 2023, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Monday 17th April 2023).  You need to submit your appeal before Tuesday 16th  May 2023 for it to be considered by Thursday 18th July 2023. 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 Clare Sommerville at West Hill Admissions 
If there are no places available at the time of 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 & Special Access Reasons

4.      Children of Staff

5.      Nearness of children's homes to the school

The consultation on School Admission Arrangements for the 2024-2025 Academic Year is now closed.

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. 

Secondary Admissions Leaflet 2023

Applying for a Kent Grammar School


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