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Starting primary school

Apply to start school in Year R (Reception) if your child is born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.

Apply to transfer from infant to junior school (Year 3) if your child is born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 and attends an infant school.

If your child is in Year 2 in a primary school which runs from Year R to Year 6, you don't need to apply for Year 3, unless you wish your child to transfer to a junior school.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or a statement of special educational needs you don’t need to apply through this admission process. Contact seneducationteam@medway.gov.uk instead.

Key dates

Key dates for primary school admissions 2019:

Action   Date
Primary school applications open  9am, Monday 17 September 2018
Primary school applications close (national closing date)  5pm, Tuesday 15 January 2019
Offers sent to parents and carers (national offer date)
Emails will be sent after 4pm for those that apply online
 Tuesday 16 April 2019
Places must be accepted/ refused  By Friday 10 May 2019
Requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted  By Friday 10 May 2019
Re-allocation of vacant places begins  Monday 20 May 2019
Re-allocation of vacant places ends  Tuesday 31 December 2019