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Open Events for children starting school in September 2024

Admissions Process

The application process for admission into Reception Year in September 2024 will open on 3rd November 2023, with the closing date for applications being Monday 15th January 2024.  Any late applications must be received by Tuesday 30th April 2024.  Applications must be made online at: Kent Primary School Admissions.  National Offer Day is Tuesday 16th April 2024.


In addition to the online application, you will also need to complete a St Botolph’s C of E Primary School Supplementary Form, which includes details of our admission arrangements and oversubscription criteria.  This form must be completed and RETURNED TO OUR SCHOOL OFFICE by Monday 15th January 2024.

Appeal Timetable

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 must submit your appeal before Tuesday 14 May 2024 for it to be considered by Tuesday 16 July 2024. 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.

For more information on the appeals process, please download the FAQs below or visit: KCC – Appeal a School Offer


Primary School Appeal FAQs

If you would like to lodge an appeal for a child starting Reception in September 2024, please visit: Primary Appeals – September 2024.

For In Year appeals, please visit Appeal a School Offer.  Please ensure that you have read the FAQs above and the generic defence statement below before making your decision.

Generic defence statement


In Year Admissions

To apply for a place outside of the Reception Admissions you will need to complete an In Year Admission Form (please see Downloads). This form will need to be returned directly to the School Office at St Botolph’s, together with a St Botolph’s Supplementary Form.