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Applying for a school place with medical, health or special access needs

Some schools allow for medical, health or special access reasons as part of their oversubscription criteria

Please make sure you read the criteria for each school you are applying for, to see if they give your child a higher priority of a place based on medical, health or special access needs. If they do and you wish to apply on these reasons, you must state this on your application and provide medical evidence.

Evidence must be from a GP or other medical professional showing your child’s needs and how the named school can help meet them. The evidence must be submitted at the time you apply.

Medway schools which don't include medical, health and special access needs within their oversubscription criteria are:

  • English Martyrs RC Primary School
  • The Pilgrim School
  • St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School
  • St Mary's Catholic Primary School
  • St Mary's Island CE Primary School
  • St Michael's RC Primary School
  • St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

These schools will not give your child a higher priority for a school place for medical, health or special access reasons.

If you have medical needs

Some schools may also give a child a higher priority of a place based on their parents or carers mental or physical disabilities.

This is normally considered if there's a need for a child to attend a particular school because of a parent's disability.

If you wish to apply on these reasons, you must state this on your child's application and provide medical evidence.

Evidence must be from a GP or other medical professional who can show a link between your needs and a named school. The evidence must be submitted at the time you apply.