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We are a growing community welcoming all into a secure, caring and inclusive environment, enabling us to flourish. Rooted in traditional Christian values, learning is fun, active and challenging. This nurtures spiritual, mental, physical and creative development. Our happy children build trusting relationships reflecting the love of God.

 “Nurtured We Flourish”

 

Everything that we do in school is driven by our vision and underpinned by our core Christian values. All the experiences we offer our pupils and the way members of our community behave towards each other are shaped by our Christian values of:

Love    Faith    Fellowship    Forgiveness

The Bible story which helps to explain our vision and values in action is;

The Lost Son ~ Luke 15:11-32

 

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 (as from September 2018) The PAN for Years 5 and 6 currently remains at 30.

 

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 2023

have taken 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. www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions

 

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 www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions

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.
http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places

Parents Handbook 2022/2023

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