Please take a look at the following two attachements which gives you a bit of an insight into life at our fantastic school.

Admissions Procedures

Is this the school for your child?  The best way to discover this is to come and take a look around our learning environment and meet the pupils and staff.  We love showing people around and sharing all of the things we value about our school.  Open Evening dates can be found in the dates section of the website along with an annual Open Afternoon.  Other than this, give us a call and arrange a time to drop by – we look forward to seeing you!

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The school can admit (Published Admission Number) up to 20 children into its Reception Class (Year R) in September.

If the school is over-subscribed, the following criteria will be applied in order of priority:

Children in the care of Kent County Council
Current family association
Health and Special Access reasons which can be best met at Eythorne Elvington
Nearness of children’s homes and ease of access to schools

Our admissions policy, in line with statutory requirements, is to admit all children who will be five during the academic year 1 September to 31 August, into school on a full-time basis in September.  The Reception children will come into school within the first week of Term 1 for a week or mornings/afternoons.  After this they will be offered full time.   However, if any parents wish their children to have a slower induction into school we will be happy for this to happen.  We aim to provide maximum flexibility so we can fully meet the needs of individual children and families.

In term 6 you will be invited to a meeting with the Executive Headteacher, the Acting Head Teacher and Reception teacher, when you will be given information about the school, home visits and more detail about your child’s start date.  We have very good links with Tots R Us – the onsite nursery and we find the children settle into school very quickly.

Enhanced admission procedure for children with a EHC (Education Health Care Plan) or high level of special needs and those with disabilities will be followed when we have prior knowledge of the child’s needs.  Parents will be invited to a meeting with the Acting Head Teacher and school SENDCo and any other appropriate agencies.  We will discuss the special needs of the child, how these have been met during pre-school and how we can continue support in school.

Details on how to apply for a place can be found on the KCC website.

In-year admissions for all year groups are dealt with directly by the school in accordance with our admissions criteria (see above). Any parent wishing to apply for a place should now contact the school office for further details.

Additional information may be found on the KCC website.

We look forward to seeing you!