Admissions to Apply for a Reception Place for the Academic Year  2024 – 2025

The application process for admission into Reception in September 2024 will open on Friday 3rd November 2023, with the closing date for applications being Monday, 15th January 2024.  All applications must be made online at: Kent Primary School Admissions.

For more information regarding the day-to-day life at Shorne CofE Primary School,  please view the welcome booklet below.

Welcome Booklet

Admissions Documents (2024-2025)

Determined Admission Arrangements
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 to schools
By Tuesday, 30th April 2024
Deadline for lodging 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 needed to submit your appeal before Tuesday 14 May 2024 for it to be considered by Tuesday 16th 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

Appeals Documents 

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 Shorne Primary, 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’.

Admissions Documents (2025-2026)

Admission Criteria (2025-2026)

Contact Information

Shorne Church of England Primary School

Cheryl Jones, Office Manager
Tel: 01474 822 312

Kent County Council Admissions Information and Contacts

Tel: 03000 416 111

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