Admissions - School
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: email@example.com
Reception Year - September 2019
Applications for a place in Reception class for September 2019 should have been made with KCC by 15th January 2019. If you have missed this date or have just moved to the area you must make contact with the Admissions Department at KCC. Their telephone number is 03000 412121.
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. Dates will be put up in due course.
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 IYCAF. (In Year Casual 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
Click below for KCCss Admissions Page:-
Mrs Jo Sheldon, Admissions Secretary, Bishops Down Primary school
01892 520114 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org