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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Admissions

We offer 30 places in our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS, or 'Year R')  for new admissions (this is our Published Admissions Number). These places will be allocated by our admissions authority, Kent County Council, in accordance with the following criteria (in order of priority): 

  1. Children in Local Authority Care 

  1. Current Family Associations (siblings) 

  1. Health and Special Access reasons 

  1. Nearness of children's homes to school 

Please click on the link to the KCC website to find out more about admissions. 

Open Mornings 

Ready for the September 2025 intake, we invite prospective parents to look around the school, meet the Headteacher and enjoy a tour given by our Year 6 Ambassadors. 

The dates for the next academic year are:

Monday 18th November 2024


Wednesday 27th November 2024


Friday 6th December 2024


To book on a tour, please complete the booking form:

In-Year Admissions 

From March 2024, we have vacancies in the year groups: Reception, Y1 and Y2.

If you are looking to transfer your child from another primary school/ recently moved to the area, please complete an in-year admissions form and submit this directly to us. Hildenborough CE Primary School applies the admissions criteria laid out by Kent County Council, as described above in the EYFS Admissions section.  Please click on the link below to find out more information about the criteria and how to apply. 

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. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your catchment area?

There is no official catchment area we fill places based on the criteria above. 

What provision do you have out of school hours?

We have a breakfast and after school club operated by Rainbows School Clubs. Please click on the link for more information.