Admissions to St Paul's Infant School are administered by the Local Authority, Kent County Council. Please follow the link below for full details of the Primary Admissions Arrangements: https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/primary-school-places#tab-2
The oversubscription criteria for St Paul's Infant School are as follows:
- Children in Local Authority Care/Internationally Adopted Previously Looked After Children
- Current family association (sibling)
- Health and special access reasons
- Nearness of children's homes to school
In year applications for Kent school places should be made direct to schools, using a separate copy of Kent County Council's single In Year Application Form (IYAF) for each child and each school applied for.
Copies of the IYAFs can be obtained from any Kent school or from www.kent.gov.uk/schooladmissions or by ringing 03000 41 21 21
If your child is due to start Primary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday, 16 April 2024). You needed to submit your appeal before Tuesday 14 May 2024 for it to be considered by Tuesday 16th July 2024. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.
Transfer to Junior School
Children who are attending St Paul’s Infant School are given priority for admission to North Borough Junior School, our linked school. You may however, choose to apply to an alternative Junior school.
Parents may apply using the online process available at www.kent.gov.uk/ola or by completing a paper form called a Junior Common Application Form (JCAF). This form can be downloaded from www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions Applications can be made between November and January of the academic year prior to your child starting school.