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If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014, he or she will be due to start school in September 2018.
To apply for a place at Smeeth Community Primary School for your child for September 2018 you will need to complete a special form call a Common Application Form (RCAF). The application process starts on 7th November 2017. You will need to fill in the forms online by Friday 16th January 2018 or return your completed paper copies of RCAF to Smeeth Community Primary School. We would strongly recommend that you apply online at www.kent.gov.uk/ola. Please read through the Admission to Primary School Booklet carefully before filling in your RCAF.
Online applications will receive an email after 4.00pm on Tuesday 18th April 2018 advising parents with an offer of a Primary School place. Letters of notification of a place will also be sent out, including those who have applied online from the LA on Tuesday 18th April 2018. Only parents who apply online can receive their offer of notification via email, parents who apply on paper will need to wait for their formal letter through the post. You will need to inform the school in writing as to whether you will accept the place or not.
If the number of children wanting a place at Smeeth Community Primary School exceeds the planned admission number of 20, then the local authority will allocate places according to the following criteria:
- Looked After Children
- Sibling connection
- Distance from the school
If your child is offered a place at Smeeth Community Primary School, you will need to come into the school with proof of the address of the only or main residence of your child. This will need to be in the form of the following documents:
1). A child tax and working tax credit letter (TC602), the child’s medical card or a letter from a medical centre, hospital or GP to confirm the child’s residence, a letter from the child’s nursery or playgroup or a bank statement of a savings account in the child’s name.
2). A utility bill or Bank or Credit Card Statement.
These documents should not be more than three months old and preferably should show that the child was resident at the address at the time of closing date of Friday 12thMay 2018. We will need to see all three of these documents for every child being admitted (even those children who have siblings at the school already). If you are unable to provide documents, to prove your child’s only or main residence, the local Authority has their right to take your child’s place away.
If you have any queries about the Admissions process, please ring the school on 01303 813128. You can also contact the Kent Admissions Team on 03000 412121 or visit their website www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions.