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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 


Aylesham Primary School follows the local authority scheme for admission to primary schools.


Please also see our Admissions Policy HERE for full details of our over-subscription admissions criteria, visits to the schools, in-year admissions, notification and appeals.


Full information regarding the KCC Admissions scheme is available:

Admission to Primary School  in September for children in Reception:

Applications for children to start school in September usually start the November before and close in January in the year of admission.  You can apply for up to 3 schools, putting them in order of preference.  If you miss the January deadline for application, please contact


Applications will be processed between January and April.  If you apply online, you will receive an email on offer day telling you which school has been offered.  If you apply by post, your letter will be posted on offer day by first class post.


To apply for a KENT school online, please visit Kent County Council here.


Admissions Guidance for September 2024:


  • Applications for transfer to primary school for both reception year and year 3 (junior school) in September 2024 open on Friday 3 November 2023 and close on Monday 15 January 2024.


The Key Scheme dates are:


The Key Scheme dates are: Key Action

Scheme Date

National closing date for application forms

Monday 15th January 2024

National Offer Day

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Parents should contact the school to accept/refuse the place that has been offered.Monday 30th April 2024
Appeals need to be lodged by this date to be heard before September – appeals information can be found at

Tuesday 23rd May 2024

Kent Reallocation DayWednesday 14th June 2023
Admissions appeals held June/July 2023
Children start schoolSeptember 2023


For advice either call the school office or contact 03000 412121 or email

For In Year Admissions:

To apply for a place at Holywell School for other times of the year or for classes other than Reception Class, please contact the school office on 01634 388416 where staff will be able to help you.  You will be asked to download and complete an In Year Admissions form and return it to school.  The form can be downloaded HERE.