Admissions

Capel Primary School follows the KCC Admissions procedures.

2021 applications

For children starting school in September 2021 applications for both reception year and year 3 (junior school) will open on Thursday 5 November 2020.

Applications will close 15 January 2021.

Parents considering applying to the school are encouraged to attend  our Open Morning or make an appointment via phone, with the Head teacher who will be pleased to talk to them about the school. This usually takes place when the children are three or four years old. There is also a video on our home page to give you a feel for our school.

Children are admitted to the school at the beginning of the Autumn term. When offering places the following points are considered:

  • CLA – Children Looked After
  • Family links
  • Nearness and access from home
  • Medical and health reasons

Parents are encouraged to put their child's name down early, but the school cannot guarantee places. New entrants will attend school as from September. Children who are above the statutory age may be admitted at any time during the year provided there is a place in the appropriate year group.

 

 

 

Summer born children

If your child was born between 1 April and 31 August and you want them to defer starting school until the next academic year, contact the team for more information at primaryadmissions@kent.gov.uk.

 

The Induction Programme for Early Years

At Capel we are committed to a partnership approach with parents and work together for the benefit of the child. To support families in the transition to Capel primary school we:

  • Arrange an Induction Meeting for parents is held in the term prior to the child’s term of entry.
  • Enable the Reception teacher visits Capel Pre-School and nurseries in order to meet the new entrants.
  • We invite new entrants in small groups to spend a taster session in the Reception Class, at the end of the term prior to entry.
  • Hold an induction picnic in the Summer before starting for families to meet key staff and pupil 'buddies'.
  • Parental discussion times are arranged in order to discuss children’s needs prior to their coming into school.
  • A buddy will be provided for every student to support them in settling into school routine.
  • Home visits are arranged to discuss children’s needs prior to their coming into school.

In Year Admissions advice from Kent

If your child is at primary, junior or secondary school and you want to move them to a different school, you need to apply. This is called an in-year admission.

There is no guarantee that your preferred school/s will be able to offer your child a place. You should not remove your child from their current school before you have an offer of a place at another school.

Parents are advised to consider transport implications before approaching any school for a place. Transport assistance is only provided where parents apply to schools in line with our transport criteria. We are unable to advise parents of the availability of school places outside of our boundaries. If you live near to the border, your nearest school may be in another local authority’s area. Please ensure you check with neighbouring local authorities before applying for school places, as this may impact your child’s eligibility for free school transport.

If you are looking to move schools in year 10 and 11, the curriculum is often already set. Therefore, before making an application it is important that you explore the curriculum offer at your preferred school, as it may not align with the curriculum or exam awarding bodies at your previous school.

You need to apply for an in-year admission if you want to move your child from:

a primary school to a different primary school
a primary school to an infant or junior school
an infant school to a different infant school
an infant school to a primary school (schools will start processing in-year applications for year 3 places from 1 July 2015)
a junior school to a different junior school
a junior school to a primary school
a secondary school to a different secondary school.


You do not need to apply for an in-year admission if your child is:

in year 2 at infant school and due move to year 3 at junior school - you need to apply for a primary school place.
in year 6 at primary or junior school and due to move to year 7 at secondary school - you need to apply for a secondary school place.


Apply
Please ensure you have read KCC’s Admissions privacy notice before you apply for a school place.

Please keep a record of all communication with the school in case you need support from us (KCC) later.

You live in Kent and want to apply for a school in Kent
Complete the In Year Admissions Form (PDF, 86.3 KB) and send it to the school you're applying to.

You need to fill in a separate form for each child and for each school you want to apply to.

You live in Kent and want to apply for a school outside Kent
Call us on 03000 41 21 21.

You don't live in Kent and want to apply for a school in Kent
Complete the In Year Admissions Form (PDF, 86.3 KB) and send it to the school you're applying to.

You need to fill in a separate form for each child and for each school you want to apply to.

You should also contact your own local authority to keep them informed.

If you are moving to the United Kingdom and wish to attend a Kent school call 03000 41 21 21 (Monday to Friday, between 9am and 2pm or 4pm and 5pm) or email kentinyearadmissions@kent.gov.uk to discuss your application.

 

Links
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