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Vision Statement of Harrietsham Church of England Primary School


We are a warm, welcoming and inclusive school rooted in our rural community. Like the mustard seed we grew from tiny beginnings and our branches are now spread wide –providing support and taking our values beyond the school gates. All those in our community feel safe and nurtured - able to flourish and grow academically, spiritually, emotionally and physically to achieve their full God-given potential.




'Nurtured We Flourish'



Our Christian Values:





Biblical Link


 ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches’. Matthew 13 31-32


The school’s vision and values have informed this policy and provide a basis for spiritual and moral development within the school. All children are welcomed into our inclusive community without reference to their ability, aptitude, gender, race or faith; the school does not discriminate against children with disabilities seeking admission to the school. Children join the school during the academic year that they reach the age of 5.

Harrietsham Church of England Primary School is a voluntary controlled school with a current published admission number (PAN) of 60 children.


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


Harrietsham Church of England Primary School follows the admissions procedure of Kent County Council. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, the following Oversubscription Criteria will be applied in the order set out here to decide which children should be admitted:


Oversubscription Criteria:


* Children in or previously in local authority care

* Sibling link

* Health and Special Access Reasons

* Distance

* Multiple births

Please refer to the school’s Admissions Policy for further details.


A waiting list is in operation for any class that is at the published admission number based on the above criteria.


Open Mornings for children starting school in September 2024

are currently taking place.

Please contact the school office to book a tour.


Application Process


Applying for a Reception Year Place - Detailed information can be found on the KCC website.


Offers - Parents will receive an email for online applications, or a letter for paper submissions, directly from KCC with the offer of a school place.  Acceptance of the offer must be made directly to the school.


Requests for admission to Reception outside of the normal age group should be made to the Headteacher as early as possible in the admissions round associated with that child’s date of birth, thus allowing the school and admissions authority sufficient time to make a decision before the closing date.                                                                                                                               


Parents are required to complete an application for the normal point of entry at the same time, in case their request is declined. This application can be cancelled if the school agrees to accept a deferred application for entry into Year R the following year. Deferred applications must be made via paper Reception Common Application Form (RCAF) to the LA, with written confirmation from the school attached. Deferred applications will be processed in the same way as all applications for the cohort in the following admissions round and offers will be made in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria.                                                                                         


Further advice is available at

Applying for a school place (mid-year) - for school place applications during the school year please complete an "In Year Casual Application Form" on the KCC website.


Please see the Kent County Council website link below for further advice, information and application forms.

Parents Handbook 2022/2023