Admissions to Apply for a Reception Place for the Academic Year 2025-2026


Admissions Timetable

Key ActionDate
Application for Primary Intake opens onlineTuesday 5 November 2024
Open Days
National closing date for applications

Deadline date for the return of Supplementary Information Forms.
Wednesday 15 January 2025
National Offer Day: emails sent after 4pm.Wednesday 16 April 2025 (by 4pm)
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 to schools
Wednesday 30 April 2025
Deadline for lodging of appealsTuesday 20 May 2025

To apply for a place at Stone St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School, please apply here.

When appealing in-year admissions, the deadline for hearing the appeal is within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Admissions Documents (2025-2026)

Admissions Policy
Advice for Summer Born Children


If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Wednesday 16 April 2025).

You need to submit your appeal before Tuesday 20 May 2025, for it to be considered by Thursday 22 May 2025. 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: KCC Primary Appeals.

Appeals Documents (2025-2026)

In-Year Admissions

If you are considering transferring your child to our school, please contact Primary Admissions for information on availability and waiting lists using the contact details below.

To apply 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 from the link below). Please note if your child is offered a place at Stone St. Mary’s, you will be required to provide your child’s birth certificate and proof of address (two for you and one for your child).

Late applications/Waiting lists/Multiple births: Procedures and arrangements for administering these issues will be in accordance with those detailed in the KCC’s booklet ‘Admission to Primary Schools in Kent’.

Contact Information

Stone St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School

Mrs R Rawlings, Office Manager
Tel: 01322 382 292

Kent County Council Admissions Information and Contacts

Tel: 03000 416 111

For information regarding our oversubscription criteria, please refer to the Admissions Policy.