Admission to Year R
At Barming Primary School we offer places, in September, to all those children who attain the age of five during the course of the academic year. For 2017/18 this will be for children who will be having their fifth birthday on or between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018. Our admission number is 60. If more than 60 applications are made to the school we apply our admission criteria which give place priority in the following order:
Our over subscription policy for the year starting 2018 is:
Before the application of oversubscription criteria, children with a statement of special educational need or Education, Health and Care Plan which names the school will be admitted. As a result of this, the published admissions number will be reduced accordingly.
If the number of preferences for the school is more than the number of spaces available, places will be allocated in the following priority order:
Children in Local Authority Care or Previously in Local Authority Care – a child under the age of 18 years for whom the local authority provides accommodation by agreement with their parents/carers (Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or who ceased to be so because they became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order under Part IV of the Act.
Current Family Association - a brother or sister in the same school at the time of entry where the family continue to live at the same address as when the sibling was admitted – or – if they have moved – live within 2 miles of the school, or have moved to a property that is nearer to the school than the previous property as defined by the ‘Nearness’ criterion’ (below).
In this context brother or sister means children who live as brother and sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters, foster brothers or sisters.
Nearness of children's homes to school - we use the distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) address point data. Distances are measured from a point defined as within the child’s home to a point defined as within the school as specified by NLPG. The same address point on the school site is used for everybody.
In the event of any of the above criteria being oversubscribed, priority will be given based on distance as described above with those closest being given higher priority. In the unlikely event that two or more children in all other ways have equal eligibility for the last available place at the school, the names will be issued a number and drawn randomly to decide which child should be given the place.
Apply for Primary School Places
You can apply between 7 November 2016 and 16 January 2017 if your child is due to start reception year at primary or infant school in September 2017. We will let you know the new dates for 2017/2018 as soon as we do.
The website for applications is www.kent.gov.uk/ola
In Year Casual Admissions
If you are the parent/carer of a child who has recently moved to the area, or if you are interested in a place at our school for a year group other than our Reception class, please contact the school secretary to arrange a meeting with the Head of School and a visit to the school. See above criteria for over subscription. Applicants who are refused a place at a school have the right of appeal. These appeals are heard by an independent appeals panel.
Children need to remain at school until they reach the age of eleven when they transfer to secondary education.
The Kent County Council Admissions and Transport Office is based at:
The telephone number is 03000 412121, and then ask to be put through to the Primary Admissions team. You can also e-mail the Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org