The Governors of Hildenborough CEP School have agreed an Admissions Policy based on the following admissions criteria as laid down in Admissions to Primary Schools in Kent 2007. They are in priority order.

1. Children in Local Authority Care
2. Current family association (A brother or sister in the school at the time of entry, where the family continues to live at the same address as when the sibling was admitted or has moved to a new property within two miles of the school)
3. Health and Special Access Reasons (Children who for reasons of health or physical impairment need to attend a particular school)
4. Nearness of children’s homes.

The number of children admitted should not usually be above thirty per year group. Children are generally admitted in September.

Children who are 4 years old will be admitted on a half-day basis initially.

‘Taster’ visits for parents and children will be arranged in the half term prior to starting school. Parents will receive a Welcome Pack.

For pupils transferring to Hildenborough Church of England Primary during their primary education each situation will be treated individually and parents’ wishes will be accommodated as much as possible without exceeding appropriate class size. To apply for an in-year school place, please complete the KCC IYACF form and send it to the school.

In the event of over-subscription, the above criteria will be applied, and parents may be refused a place at the school for their child. They will be given an explanation for this refusal.

Any parent requiring more information about the reasons for the refusal may ask the Headteacher, but if they remain unhappy with the decision, they can appeal by writing to:
West Kent Area Education Officer
17 Kings Hill Avenue
Kings Hill
West Malling ME19 4UL
Any parent not satisfied with the Area Director’s decision may ask him to refer their case to members of the Education Committee. If necessary, there is a final stage of appeal to an Appeal Committee set up under the Education Act 1980.