Admissions for Pre-School Age Children
Thank you for your interest in Great Chart Primary School.
If your child isn’t old enough to start school yet (born after 31st August 2017), you may ‘register an interest’ at this school by filling in a 'Register Interest Form' and returning it to the school office, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not fill in this form if your child was born between 01/09/16 and 31/08/17 – click on the link above for all the relevant information. ‘Registering an interest’ at the school does not give your child priority for a place just because their name has been down longer than any other child. Normally children attend their local primary school (to find out which are your local schools, see the link below). When your child is old enough, the school will get in touch with you so that you can submit an admissions form for that year. The admissions form that you will need to fill in is the official Common Application Form (RCAF). This will be available to fill in online at www.kent.gov.uk/ola, usually between November and January. Notices are usually placed in local papers, mentioned on radio stations and posters are usually displayed in and around the local community. A Starting School Information Sessions are usually held in the Autumn and Spring term, details will be made available nearer the time.
It is essential that the RCAF must be completed and submitted by the deadline indicated on the form for your child to be considered at any primary school. Should you require any further information regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
The Standard Number of children admitted into the Foundation year group at Great Chart Primary School is 60 per year, 30 children per class. If a school has more places than applications received, all children will be offered a place. However, if there are more applications than places available places will be allocated according to the admission criteria (below).