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Admissions - School

School Tours - All Year Groups

We are always happy to show prospective parents around our school - in fact we very much encourage it.   Please do contact our Admissions Secretary to book a tour - Mrs Sheldon's email address is:  jsheldon@bishops-down.kent.sch.uk

Reception Year - September 2020

We shall be holding a series of open sessions for prospective Reception parents in the Autumn term of 2019 for entry in September 2020.   If you would like to consider Bishops Down for a Reception place in September 2020 we suggest you attend one of these tours. 

Wednesday, 30th October at 2pm
Thursday, 31st October at 9.30am
Wednesday, 6th November at 9.30am
Thursday, 7th November at 2pm


There are limited spaces on each of the above and they are for adults only, please kindly make alternative arrangements for any babies or toddlers.   The Headteacher and the Admissions Secretary will talk you through the admissions process and  answer any questions relating to previous year's admissions at Bishops Down.   Please telephone the school office on 01892 520114 to book onto one of the above sessions. Alternatively you can email Jo Sheldon on jsheldon@bishops-down.kent.sch.uk - please let her know your mobile number, how many of you are coming and the date and time of the session you wish to attend.

Our Admissions Criteria

KCC oversubscription Criteria for Community and Voluntary Controlled Infant Junior and Primary Schools is:

·         Children in Local Authority Care

·         Attendance at a linked school (this does not apply to Bishops Down Primary)

·         Current Family Association (siblings)

·         Health and Special Access Reasons

·         Nearness of children's homes to school

In Year Admissions

If you are interested in a place at our school in one of our current academic years please do phone our Admissions Secretary to enquire if there is space and to make an appointment to tour the school. 

If you are interested in the place available or if you wish to join a waiting list for that year group you will be asked to complete an IYAF. (In Year Admission Form - the form is at the bottom of this page).  Should there be a space in the year group you are interested in and accept the place offered our Admissions Secretary will assist you with the paperwork needed and ensure that a smooth transition is obtained.

Where there is no space available you will be asked if you would like to join a waiting list for that year group.  If a place becomes available, and you are the next eligIble person on the list, the Admissions Secretary will make contact with you.  This is in accordance with KCC's Over Subscription Criteria as above.  Please note that in the case of two children with siblings on  the waiting list the most eligIble will be the one living closest regardless of how long you have been on the list.

Kent County Council, our Local Authority, is the school's Admissions Authority and parents are always advised to contact Kent to find out about the admission arrangements for our school.  Their telephone number is:  03000 412121

IYAF - In Year Admissions Form

Click below for KCCss Admissions Page:-

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

 

Mrs Jo Sheldon, Admissions Secretary, Bishops Down Primary school

01892 520114 or email on jsheldon@bishops-down.kent.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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