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):
Children in Local Authority Care
Current Family Associations (siblings)
Health and Special Access reasons
Nearness of children's homes to school
Please click on the link to the KCC website to find out more about admissions.
We are now taking bookings for our September 2022 Reception Class intake. We would love to welcome you to the school on either Wednesday 20th October (pm) or Thursday 21st October (am). If you would like to tour the school and see our school in action, then please call to book an appointment time.
Please note: To protect our school environment, face coverings should be worn on the premises. Due to the content being aimed at parents/ carers, please leave children at home. Should you be successful in securing a Reception place, an in depth induction will take place.
If you are looking to transfer your child from another primary school, please complete an in-year admissions form and submit this directly to us. Hildenborough CEP 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.
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.
- 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
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.