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Admission Arrangements for entrance into Reception Year September 2021

The Gateway Primary Academy admission arrangements for entrance into Reception Year September 2020

Applying for a Primary School  Place  – To Start September 2020

Applications for applying for a primary school place open on Tuesday 5th November 2019 and the closing date for applications is Wednesday 15 January 2020

There are two ways in which you can apply for your child’s primary school place:


s  online at the closing date is mid-night on  Wednesday 15  January 2020


s by completing a paper RCAF (application) form, (available online or from any primary school).

   This should be returned to KCC Primary Admissions Team, Sessions House, Maidstone by 

   registered/recorded post.


PLEASE NOTE – If you apply online you do not need to submit a paper RCAF form.



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 sometime after 4pm on Thursday 16 April 2020.  It is important that you check your ‘junk’ email inbox too!  You will also receive an offer letter in the post.



Your place offer letter will be posted to you by first class mail on Thursday 16 April 2020.



Admission Appeals 2020


If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2020 you can appeal between 16 April and 14 May 2020 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 16 July 2020For 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.


Consultation on the Gateway Primary Academy Admissions Arrangements and Proposed Changes to our Over-Subscription Criteria

The Gateway Primary Academy are consulting to determine their admission arrangements and over-subscription criteria for September 2020.


The consultation period will be from Monday 29th October to Monday 10th December 2018


The second over-subscription criteria is proposed to be:

Children previously in care outside of England

Children who appear to The Gateway Primary Academy to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.  A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organization or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.


Any response you wish to make should be directed to the school, by email:


After this The Gateway Primary Academy will hold a Governors' meeting to confirm the determined arrangements.




The Gateway Primary Academy admission arrangements for entrance into Reception Year September 2019