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 2019, 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.

The Kent County Council application process will open on 5th November 2018 and will close on 15 January 2019.

Offer Date : 

If you applied for a primary school place by email, you will have received an email from KCC on Tuesday 16 April 2019 (after 4pm).   If you applied by post, KCC will have sent your offer by first class post on 16 April.

Places must be accepted or refused by Monday 13 May 2019. Parents will need to print the email from KCC offering the place and bring it or the letter from KCC to the school office with proof of address for both the parents and the child.

The parental proof of address must be dated within the last three months, eg. Council Tax / Utility bill.

The proof of address for the child can be their red medical book / savings / medical letter.

This is not an exhaustive list and the school reserves the right to request further information, where it believes that the evidence provided is insufficient to prove residence at the application address.

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 addressed to the Admissions Appeal Clerk at the school address. Further information about appeals can be found in our Admission Policy below.

  • Date for offers to be made by KCC to parents is Tuesday 16 April 2019
  • Date by which places must be accepted or refused is Monday 13 May 2019
  • Date waiting list applications must be lodged with KCC is Monday 13 May 2019
  • Date Appeals must be lodged with the school is Tuesday 21 May 2019


Admissions Policy 2018/2019

Admissions Policy 2019/2020

Supplementary Information Form