Joining our School!
On this page, you will find a variety of information supporting and addressing various points of transition across and out of school.
Whether that is transition into Brenzett for Year R, transition between the classes or transition onto another school, most often secondary school.
The School admission process is handled by the Local Authority Admissions team. Applications for new entrants are usually made during the winter, prior to their entry.
Admission is according to the Local Education Authority’s criteria, i.e. Looked After Children, siblings, and distance from school. We have been heavily oversubscribed for Reception class places in the last few years, but are only able to offer places to 20 pupils in each year group.
New entrants are normally admitted to school in the September of the school year in which they become five years of age. When Reception children join the school it is usually on a part-time (1/2 days) basis for the first 1 – 2 weeks and we conduct Home Visits early in the first couple of weeks to enable children to settle quickly and enable their teachers to have a full understanding of each child’s learning needs.
Closing date to register for Tests - Monday 03 July 2017
Folkestone Girls - Apply by - Monday 10 July 2017
Harvey Grammar – Apply by - Friday 14 July 2017
All tests taken - Thursday 07 September 2017
Assessments to parents - Thursday 12 October 2017
SCAF completed - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Secondary Common Application Form (opens September)
National Offer Day - Thursday 01 March 2018
If your child is due to start primary school in 2018 you can appeal between 16 April and 16 May 2018 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 18 July 2018. 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.
KCC Contact details are as follows;
The Admissions and Transport Office is based at:
The telephone number for Kent County Council’s Contact Centre: 03000 41 21 21, and they can put you through to the Primary Admissions Team or the Transport Team.
You can e-mail the Admissions Team on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Reception and Junior Common Application Forms will not normally be accepted if faxed to Kent County Council.
Frequently asked questions:
About Summer-born children
Children born between 1 April and 31 August are sometimes referred to as summer born children. They have the same right to defer entry as any other child. This means they must start school at the beginning of the April term if they wish to keep their offer. Where parents wish for their summer born child to defer entry until the start of Year 1, they must refuse their offered place, which may be offered to a different child, and then reapply through the In Year process during the last month of reception year.
For your child to start reception year in the following September, a full year after they were first entitled to start, you will need agreement from the admissions authority of the school. This is because a new application for a later admissions round would be needed for your child to be considered for a place to be taught outside of their age group and with a younger group of children. The admissions authority will make its decision taking into account the school admissions code and the advice of the Headteacher.
To request admission to reception year outside of the normal age group, you should contact the Headteacher of each preferred school as early as possible during the application period for that child's date of birth. This will allow the school and admissions authority enough time to make a decision before the closing date.
You are not expected to provide evidence to support your request to defer your application, but where provided, it must be specific to the child in question. This might include medical or Educational Psychologist reports. There is no legal requirement for this medical or educational evidence to be secured from an appropriate professional, but failure to provide it may impede a school's ability to agree to defer admission.
You are required to complete an application for the normal point of entry at the same time, in case your request is declined. This application can be cancelled if the school agrees to accept your request for deferred entry into reception year the following year.
Deferred applications must be made by completing a Primary Common Application Form (RCAF) (PDF, 62.9 KB) to the local authority, with written confirmation from each named school attached. Deferred applications will be processed in the same way as all applications in the following admissions round, and offers will be made in accordance with each school's over subscription criteria.