Open Days

Due to the current situation, we are unfortunately unable to invite parents in to view our school. Instead, we have produced the following videos, which will offer an insight into life at St Botolph’s.

See the videos

Admissions Process

The application process for admission into Reception Year in September 2021 opened on 5th November 2020, with the closing date for applications being Friday 15th January 2021. Applications must be made online at: Kent Primary School Admissions and any late applications must be received by Wednesday 5th May 2021. National Offer Day is Friday 16th April 2021.

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 can be downloaded here and must be completed and RETURNED TO OUR SCHOOL OFFICE by Friday 15th January 2021.

To see whether you live within the parish of St Botolph’s and St Mark’s, please visit A Church Near You and enter your postcode. Please note, if your child is offered a place at St Botolph’s, you will be required to provide your child’s birth certificate and proof of address.

Appeal Timetable

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021 you can appeal between 16th April -17th May 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 16th July 2021.   For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.

For more information on the appeals process, please download the FAQs below.

Primary School Appeal FAQs

If you would like to lodge an appeal for a child starting Reception in September 2021, please visit: Primary Appeals – September 2021.  For In Year appeals, please complete and return the form below to our school.  Please ensure that you have read the FAQs above and the generic defence statement below before making your decision.

Primary appeal form 2021


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.