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St John’s Catholic Primary School

I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10)

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I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10)


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 2024, 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 2024 you will need to submit:


- A Supplementary Information Form

- Your child's full birth certificate and evidence of Christian Baptism / Dedication (if applicable).


Please email these to or bring them to our school office. 


Key Dates

Friday 3 November 2023 Online application process opens. Go to to register and apply. 

Monday 15 January 2024 Online application process closes for the main round. Any amendments after this date must be emailed to 

Tuesday 16 April 2024 Offers of school places sent to parents via email after 4pm. 

Monday 7 May 2024 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 14 May 2024 Appeals need to be lodged by this date to be heard before September – appeals information can be found at 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 When you apply will need to fill in the Kent County Council In Year Admission Form as well as our own Supplementary Form. Both these forms can be found below. 

Nursery Admissions

Applications for admission to our nursery for September 2024 are now closed


You can apply, via our website, for a place for the September 2025 intake, when applications open in October 2024.


We accept children into our nursery once they have reached their third birthday, subject to places being available. In order to register your child for a place, we ask that you complete our nursery application form and, if your child is not of the Catholic faith, please also download the "Evidence of Faith"  document. This document must be countersigned by your Parish Priest, Pastor or at your place of worship and submitted with your application.


The closing date for all nursery applications is the 30th April each year.


Our Values

We live our life to the full (John 10:10)

We love each other (John 15:12)

We always do our best (Colossians 3:23)

We walk with Jesus (Luke 24:15)

Trust Information

St John’s Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Gregory's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.