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St John's Catholic Primary School


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, from September 2023, up to 120 pupils without reference to ability or aptitude. Where the number of applications exceeds 120, the Governors will offer places using 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. For admission into our Reception class in September 2023 you will need to complete - 

 - A Supplementary form (this needs to be countersigned by your Parish Priest/Pastor or at your place of worship)

- You will also need to provide evidence of the child's full birth certificate and evidence of Christian Baptism (if applicable).

Please email these to admissions@st-johns-gravesend.kcsp.org.uk or bring them to our school office. 

Key dates

Friday 4 November 2022 Online application process opens. Go to www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions to register and apply. 

Monday 16 January 2023 Online application process closes for the main round. Any amendments after this date must be emailed to kentonlineadmissions@kent.gov.uk 

Monday 17 April 2023 Offers of school places sent to parents via email after 4pm. 

Monday 1 May 2023 Parents should contact the school to accept/refuse the place that has been offered and can use the link in the offer email to ask for their child to be added to the waiting list of schools named on the original application. 

Friday 12 May 2023 Appeals need to be lodged by this date to be heard before September – appeals information can be found at www.kent.gov.uk/schoolappeals. You can only appeal for schools that were named on the application form.

How to apply for an 'In-Year' Admission  

If you wish to apply for Year 1 to 6, please email admissions@st-johns-gravesend.kcsp.org.ukWhen you apply will need to fill in the Kent County Council in year admission form as well as our own Supplementary Information Form. Both these forms can be found below. 


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