St. John’s Catholic Primary School is an Academy within the Diocese of Southwark. It is in the trusteeship of the Diocese and part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership (KCSP). The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. The school exists primarily to serve the Catholic community and Catholic children always have priority of admission. However, the Governing Body also welcomes applications from those of other denominations and faiths who support the religious ethos of the school.

Having consulted with the Local Authority and other admission authorities, the Governors intend to admit into the reception year, in September 2018, up to 120 pupils without reference to ability or aptitude. Where the number of applications exceeds 120, the Governors will offer places using a set criteria, which can be found in our Admissions Policy below.  When applying please remember to fill in the Kent County Council online application form as well as our own Supplementary Information Form. This Supplementary Information Form can be obtained from our school office or it can be downloaded below and on completion, needs to be completed and returned to the School office by 15 January 2018.

Offer Date – 

If you have applied for a primary school place by email, you will receive an email from KCC on Monday 16 April 2018 after 4pm.   If you have applied by post, KCC will send you your offer by first class post on 16 April.

Places must be accepted or refused by Monday 14 May 2018. Parents will need to print the email from KCC offering the place and bring it to the school office with proof of address for both the parents and the child.

Appeals –

Parents whose applications for places are unsuccessful may appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel set up in accordance with section 85(3) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Appeals must be made in writing and must set out the reasons on which the appeal is made. Appeals should be made to the Admissions Appeal Clerk at the school address. More information about appealing can be found in our Admission Policy below.

Admissions Policy – 2017-2018

Supplementary Information Form