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Admissions

If you would like your child to come to our school, please pop in and see us, or contact our school office.

Where waiting lists are in operation, we follow our admissions criteria which is set out below.

Admission Criteria

St. Peter’s is a Voluntary Controlled Methodist School. We follow the Local Authority’s (LA’s) admission criteria. For more information on Kent County Council's admissions procedures and criteria, please click here.

Applicants are ranked according to the following criteria:  

  • Children in the care of the Local Authority and children previously in the care of the Local Authority 
  • Current Family association (i.e. a sibling already in the school). 
  • Health and special access reasons. Evidence must be provided that demonstrates that this is the only school that can accommodate the child’s and/or the parent’s needs. 
  • Nearness of home. 

Click here for our Admissions Policy

In-year Admissions:

  • If your child is already at a primary school and you wish to move them to St Peter's Methodist Primary School, you need to apply for an in-year admission place.
  • You are invited to ring us to arrange an after school visit. If you decide you would like a place in a year group for your child, you will need to complete the In-Year application form and return it to us.
  • There is no guarantee that we will be able to offer your child a place. You should not remove your child from their current school before you have an offer of a place at another school. There is more information on in-year admissions on the KCC website (click here).

Appeals:

 

  • If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 19 April 2022).
  • You must submit your appeal to Kent County Council here KCC Admission Appeals before Tuesday 17 May 2022 for it to be considered by Tuesday 19 July 2022. 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. F
  • 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.
  • For any appeals being lodged read the full copy of KCC's privacy notice outlining your rights in relation to your personal data.