Admission into Reception Year
If your child is due to start Primary school in September 2023, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Monday, 17 April 2023).
You need to submit your appeal before Tuesday 16 May 2023 for it to be considered by Thursday 18 July 2023. 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.
Our school serves the Queenborough and Rushenden areas of the Isle of Sheppey, but, space permitting, we are very happy to admit children from further afield.
For all admissions we follow Kent County Council policy and apply their admission criteria. Full details are available from the school office. In common with all Kent Schools, we have a policy of ‘early admission’. This means that we offer a place in our Reception class at the start of the academic year in which a child attains the age of five.
Our ‘PAN’ (Pupil Admission Number) is 60 and this means that we can admit up to 60 children in Year R. If there are more children than places, the allocation of places will be according to the following Over-subscription Criteria:
|Looked after children
|Children with a statement where the statement names a specific school
|Brothers/sisters already in the school
|Children of staff employed at the school
|Nearness of children’s homes / ease of access
Before a child joins Queenborough School and Nursery, we think it is important for the family to come and have a look around the School environment and meet the staff and pupils. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our school.
During Term 6, prior to the beginning of school, we invite new Reception parents to a meeting where we introduce our school, the staff and the curriculum, as well as give key pieces of information to new parents. Further details about admissions will be discussed at this information afternoon.