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For more information about our Reception Open mornings being held during the week commencing Monday 14th November, please click on the document below. We look forward to you visiting our school!

The Gateway Primary Academy's Admission Arrangements

Please read the document below, which explains the admissions arrangements at The Gateway Primary Academy for children due to start primary school from September 2023. 

Applying for a Primary School Place To start September 2023


Applications for applying for a primary school place open on Friday 4th November 2022 and the closing date for applications is Monday 16th January 2023. You can apply for up to 3 schools and must put them in order of preference. 


To apply for your child’s primary school place, apply online at the closing date is mid-night on Monday 16th January 2023.


If you are unable to apply online please email for an alternative method.


For advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email


Online Applications

We recommend that you apply for your child’s place online at: where you will find all the relevant information on local schools and advice on the whole application process.

If you need advice call: 03000 41 21 21 or email:


If you apply online your place offer will be sent by email. This will be after 4pm on the Monday 17th April 2023.  It is important that you check your ‘junk’ email inbox too!  You will also receive an offer letter in the post. You can also log in to your online account from 5pm on the 17th April 2023 to view your offer. 


After you get your school offer

Once you have your school offer, you must ensure you either accept or refuse your school place by date to be advised by Kent County Council. For further information please visit:

Admission Appeals 2023

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2023 you need to appeal by the dates advised by Kent County Council in order to ensure your appeal is heard in preparation for September 2023. 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.


In Year Admissions

If you wish to move your child to our school within the current school year, you are required to complete an In Year Common Application form and return it to us by email or by post.  We will then write to you advising you of the outcome of your application.


Please use the KCC education link below which will take you the relevant page on the KCC website.


Please use the link below and complete the In Year Common Application Form.