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Primary School National Reallocation Offer Day : Wednesday 9 June 2021

 
​​​Kent County Council (KCC) will send school place allocation emails on Wednesday 9 June 2021 to families of children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, who have applied to be on the waiting list for their chosen primary school for a place in the EYFS Reception Year September 2021 intake.
If you are allocated a place at Slade and wish to accept the offer:

Please await an email from us, which will detail the next steps.  You will be asked to formally accept the offer by email and to attach various documents to verify the address that the original application was made under.  Please keep an eye on your junk and spam email boxes, the KCC and our emails have a habit of dropping in there!

If you are allocated a place at Slade and wish to decline the offer:

Please await an email from us, which will detail the next steps.  You will be asked to formally decline the offer by email.  There is no obligation to do so, but for our feedback you may wish to let us know of the reason for declining the offer.  Please keep an eye on your junk and spam email boxes, the KCC and our emails have a habit of dropping in there!

If you applied for Slade, but have not been offered a place with us:

If you applied to be placed on the waiting list at Slade following an unsuccessful application on National Offer Day in April, we will have your details.  You will be on the waiting list, which is ordered in the familiar way to comply with KCC Fair Admissions criteria (See EYFS paragraph below).  If you wish to confirm that we have your details, please contact us from Monday 14 June via admissions@slade.kent.sch.uk.

If you did not apply to be on the waiting list at Slade for a place in the EYFS Reception Year September 2021 intake, but now wish to be on that list, please follow the instructions in the In Year Admissions paragraph below.

Correspondence and questions should be sent to admissions@slade.kent.sch.uk

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Admissions

 
​​​We offer 60 places in our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS, or 'Year R') for new admissions (this is our Published Admissions Number). These places will be allocated by our admissions authority, Kent County Council, in accordance with the following criteria (in order of priority):
  1. Children in Local Authority Care
  2. Current Family Associations (siblings)
  3. Health and Special Access reasons
  4. Nearness of children's homes to school

Please click on the link to the KCC website below to find out more about admissions.

Open Mornings

 
EYFS Intake September 2022 - Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018
 
Please refer back to this page in late September and early October for more details of when to apply and on our open events, organised to help you make the right and informed choice of Primary School for your child and family.  

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In-Year Admissions

If you are looking to transfer your child from another primary school, please complete an in year admissions form and submit this directly to us. Slade Primary School applies the admissions criteria laid out by Kent County Council as described above in the EYFS Admissions section.  Please click on the link below to find out more information about the criteria and for links to the application form required.

Please email your completed application form via our dedicated admissions email address:admissions@slade.kent.sch.uk

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Visiting the School

For parents interested in joining Slade as an In Year transfer, we are unable to satisfy demand for tours before such time that an offer of a place has become available.  Once this is the case, we will invite you in for a full 1-2-1 family tour before making up your mind whether to accept the place or not. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When should I apply for a place for my child?

Children start school when they are 4 rising 5 and all applications should be made via the Kent County Council in the year preceding their 5th birthday. 

For example: Children who are born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 need to apply in the application window which opens on Wednesday 5 November 2020 through to the closing date on Wednesday 16 January 2021 for admission to school in September 2021.    

2. Can I put my name down on a waiting list now for a place for reception?

Slade Primary School does not keep a reception waiting list or expression of interest list.

3. What is your catchment area? 

There is no official 'catchment area'.  We fill our spaces using the criteria mentioned above - with the vast majority of spaces being filled by those living closest to the school (criteria 4).  Although a set distance does not guarantee a successful application, and as a guide only from the last two years, the furthest distance from the school to gain a place under this criteria has been 1.3 Kilometres.

4. How are children allocated to a class when they start school?

Children are divided up into two classes in order of date of birth.  We attempt, where possible to provide classes with an equal number of boys to girls, additional educational needs and other factors that will allow for a balanced year group.  

5. What provision do you have out of school hours?

Please note, our Wraparound Care is currently closed due to COVID-19 safety protocols.  This is reviewed termly and is informed in accordance with guidance from the Department for Education.