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Admissions

There are two kinds of admissions to Slade.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Admissions are for those children starting school for the first time in Reception Year and In Year Admissions, which happen once a child has already started school and there is a desire or need to transfer schools, or is new to the UK and is of school age. 

Both of these are described in full below.  If you have any questions, please contact us using the email address 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

 

Open Mornings for parents planning EYFS Applications for children starting school in September 2024 

Slade Primary School invite you to see our school in preparation for applications to be made for children starting school in September 2024.

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, and you will be applying for a primary school place in Kent to start in September 2024, we look forward to seeing you at one of our open events. On the morning, you will hear from our Headteacher, our Early Years Leader and other staff involved in special and family provision at school and our Admissions Officer.

Following the information part of the session, we invite you to tour the school, asking questions of children and adults alike as you desire.

Our open events will be on Wednesday 15 November, Wednesday 22 November and on Wednesday 10 January all running from 09:15 to11:00.  Booking is essential - please use the link alongside your chosen date below.

Wednesday 15 Novemberhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/slade-primary-school-open-morning-wednesday-15-november-2023-tickets-684714047147 THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Wednesday 22 November: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slade-primary-school-open-morning-wednesday-22-november-2023-tickets-684725260687 THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Wednesday 10 January: https://forms.office.com/e/KHHhvQ1MCg THIS EVENT HAS PLENTY OF SPACES

We are also keen to assist wherever you need help: If you have any questions please let us know via admissions@slade.kent.sch.uk

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

 

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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 2019 and 31 August 2020 need to apply in the application window which opens in November 2023 through to the closing date in mid January 2024 for admission to school in September 2024.    

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?

We have limited spaces wraparound provision at Slade for Breakfast Club, starting at 07:30 and for After School Club finishing at 17:30.  Further details can be obtained on the relevant page on this website or by contacting yetis@slade.kent.sch.uk.