Owen Square, Walmer, Deal
Kent CT14 7TL

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01304 372486

secretary@downs.kent.sch.uk

The Downs Church of England Primary School

Admissions

We are a primary school catering for children aged 4 - 11. Children are admitted during September in the school year in which they are 5, in accordance with the school's admission policy.

The Downs Admissions Consultation Document

September 2024 starters

Our head teacher and deputy head teacher would love to show you around our incredible school, please call the school office (01304 372486) to book a tour.

Further details of relevent dates are found on the Local Authorities website outlined below with relevant application details. (RCAF form)

Starting school process via Kent County Council

 

In year admissions

Children transferring from another school are admitted according to the admission policy providing that there is space in that year group. They must complete an IYCAF which is part of the attached link to Kent County Council.

Move to a different school process via Kent County Council

Admissions Policy 2024

Admissions Annex

At The Downs CEP School, we welcome viewings in order to experience our amazing school first hand.

 Secondary admissions

Click here for information regarding September 2024 secondary admissions:

Admission to secondary 

 

Appeals

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2023, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Monday 17 April 2023).

You must submit your appeal before Monday 15 May 2023 for it to be considered by Monday 17 July 2023.  Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

YEAR 6 SECONDARY SCHOOL INFORMATION