Our School Vision, "Growing into all God wants us to be", is central in all that we do as a school and this includes our admission procedures.
The published admission number for the school is 30. Children are admitted to the Reception class in the school year in which they have their fifth birthday. All Reception year children are admitted in September.
Where the number of applications for admission exceeds the number of places available, all applications will be considered in accordance with our 'over-subscription criteria':
1. Children in Local Authority care or previously in Local Authority Care
2. Current Family Association
3. Health and Special Access reasons
4. Nearness of child’s home
If you are interested in visiting our school, please call the School Office on 01892 863044.
Our admissions criteria is set out in our Admissions Policy (click here for link to Policies page). However, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the School Office.
More details about applying for primary school places in Kent can be found on the Kent County Council website by following this link.
OPEN DAYS FOR RECEPTION - SEPTEMBER 2024
Please see dates below for our Open Afternoons for Reception entrants for September 2024. If you would like to attend one of these dates, please email the school office (email@example.com), with your name, a contact number and confirm how many adults will be attending. These sessions are mainly aimed at parents but children are welcome to come if you are unable to find alternative childcare.
Please note that each of the above tour dates are subject to spaces available and will commence promptly at 9.30am and will end at 10.15am.
We have also created an up-to-date video of the school which shows you around the buildings and grounds and also includes interviews with some of the children and staff. CLICK HERE
The link below will take you to the appropriate page on the KCC website for further information.
In-Year Admissions are made directly to Speldhurst School. Please contact the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to enquire if there are any spaces available. If you wish to apply for a school place, please complete and return an In Year Admission Form (IYAF). Forms can be returned either directly to the office, by email or by post. We will respond to you in writing and if we are unable to offer you a place, you can request to be placed on the waiting list. We will place you on the waiting list according to the address you are using on the application form. We will request to see proof of residence in the form of a rental agreement or exchange of contracts.
We are usually full in all year groups. As we are oversubscribed, there are prioritised waiting lists for all year groups. We do have people leaving Speldhurst School during the school year, but there is not a high turnover and we rarely get much advance notice. Any places that do become available are offered immediately to whoever is currently at the top of the waiting list.
As with all waiting lists, Speldhurst's are ranked according to our Admissions policy. Unless you fulfill one of the earlier criteria, your address will be used to rank you; KCC measures all the distances in a straight line from the school. Clearly the closer you live to the school, the higher you will be on the waiting list but please be aware that your position on the waiting list is subject to change. Until you have a local address you will be at the bottom of the waiting list.
If your application for a place at Speldhurst Primary School was unsuccessful, you have the right to appeal the decision.
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 needed to submit your appeal before for it to be considered by 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
You will find all the information you need on the Kent County Council Admissions Appeals page.