Admissions

Admissions

 

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. 

 

'Education is a relational activity and since relationships are crucial to Christianity it is highly appropriate that we at Speldhurst School see our Vision in terms of an accompanied journey of growth and discovery that is ongoing and life giving.'

 

The first step of this journey is crucial - it is important to us that all who take that first step feel part of our school community from the very beginning.

 

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 2022

 

We are very pleased that we are now able to hold Open Afternoons again.  Please see the available dates below and email the school office (office@speldhurst.kent.sch.uk) to book yourself on to an Open Afternoon, stating 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. 

 

DATES:

FULL - Wednesday 29th September at 2.15pm

FULL - Tuesday 12th October at 2.15pm

FULL - Wednesday 3rd November at 2.15pm

CANCELLED- Tuesday 16th November at 2.15pm

CANCELLED - Wednesday 24th November at 2.15pm

CANCELLED - Wednesday 1st December at 2.15pm

CANCELLED Wednesday 8th December at 2.15pm

 

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 https://youtu.be/bxFnOzhsllo.

 

The link below will take you to the appropriate page on the KCC website for further information.

 

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/primary-school-places#tab-1 

 

 

In Year Admissions 

 

In Year Admissions are made directly to Speldhurst School. Please contact the school office (office@speldhurst.kent.sch.uk) 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.

Appeals

 

If your application for a place at Speldhurst Primary School was unsuccessful, you have the right to appeal the decision.  You will find all the information you need on the Kent County Council Admissions Appeals page.

Please see links below regarding In-Year Admissions.