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Stone St Mary's CE Primary School

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Applying for a Reception place for the Academic Year 2024-2025



Applications for 2024 Primary and Junior school applications for Kent Residents will be open from Friday 3rd November 2023 to Monday 15th January 2024.


Admissions Timetable


The link below will give you guidance (provided by KCC) on applying for a school place:


Please click here to apply for a school place at Stone St. Mary's CEP.


Key ActionDate
Application for Primary Intake opens onlineFriday, 3rd November 2023
National closing date for applications


Deadline date for the return of Supplementary Information Forms.

Monday, 15th January 2024
National Offer Day: emails sent after 4pm.Tuesday 16th April 2024

Deadline date for late applications and waiting lists to be included in Kent County Council’s reallocation stage.


Also, the date by which places should be accepted or declined by schools

By Tuesday 30th April 2024
Deadline for lodging of appealsTuesday 14th May 2024





If your child is due to start primary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 16 April 2024).


You must submit your appeal before Tuesday 14 May 2024 for it to be considered by Tuesday 16 July 2024. 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.


For more information on the appeals process, please download the FAQs below or visit: KCC – Appeal a School Offer 

If you would like to lodge an appeal for a child starting Reception in September 2024, please visit: Primary Appeals – September 2024.


In Year Admissions


If you are considering transferring your child to our school, please contact the school office via or 01322 382 292 for information on availability and waiting lists, as well as to arrange a tour of the school.


If you are applying for a place outside of the September Admissions process you will need to complete an In-Year Application Form. This form will need to be completed and returned directly to the office, which can be downloaded below, with a copy of your child's full birth certificate which names both parents. 


Check the date your child can start school 

In-Year Application Documents

Stone St Mary's Virtual Open Day

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