Primary School National Offer Day: Friday 16 April 2021
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:
KCC advise that you accept the place offered to you, this ensures that you have a local school to attend on 1 September; whilst doing this, you have two options open to you if you would prefer another school that you applied for, including Slade:
Waiting List Application: Complete the waiting list application and submit it back to KCC as outlined in their email to you on offer day. If you are not offered a place at your chosen school again in the second allocations round on Wednesday 9 June, you will be placed onto the waiting list to be contacted if a place becomes available in due course. Until such time, you should continue to take part in the induction process and subsequently to attend the school that you have been allocated.
Appeal: Details on how to launch an appeal against the decision made by KCC in their offer will be included in their offer email pack.
Correspondence and questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Admissions
- Children in Local Authority Care
- Current Family Associations (siblings)
- Health and Special Access reasons
- Nearness of children's homes to school
Please click on the link to the KCC website below to find out more about 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 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 how to apply.
You can drop in your application by hand, by post or via our dedicated admissions email address:email@example.com
Please note we are currently oversubscribed and waiting lists are in place for all year groups.
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 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 both Breakfast and After School provision, known as Narnians. As the school has grown, so has the capacity in our wraparound care. We operate an online booking system which can be accessed a few weeks after you have accepted your place at the school (for new intake children joining the following September) or up-to two weeks following receipt of the child's electronic casefile from their current school for In Year transfers.
Please note, Narnians is currently closed due to COVID-19 safety protocols. This is reviewed termly and in accordance with guidance from Government.