Admission Statement

St Francis Catholic Primary School Guidance on Admissions

September Admissions

We accept children at any point during the school year providing we have space available. If you have any queries regarding placing your child at our school, please contact us directly on 01622 771540 We will be happy to take you on a tour of our wonderful school. We currently have waiting lists for Years 2, 4 and 6.

Foundation Stage

Children start school in the September following their 4th birthday. The admissions round opens in November for the following September and applications are made online at If you have any difficulty with the process, please do not hesitate to ask as we will be happy to help with the application. You can choose up to 3 schools in preference order, and the Local Education Authority will advise you in the middle of April which school you have been allocated.

Kent County Council’s admissions team can be contacted on 03000 416 789 for in-year places, or 03000 416 111 for entry to primary school.

Our admissions policy can be found on our policies page

You may apply for a reception year place at St Francis Catholic Primary School for the September 2021 intake from November 2020.

Your child is eligible for a place at St Francis Catholic Primary School if they were born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.

Baptised children from Catholic and other Christian/Church denominations, with proof of this, will be ranked first according to the admissions criteria, details can be found in our Admissions Policy. If you wish to apply for a place at St Francis you must complete our supplementary form and return it to the school (the supplementary form can be found here).

If you are unhappy with the school place you’ve been offered, you can appeal for any of the schools you named in your application here.

Policy for Admissions can be found here