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Admissions

Primary School National Offer Day: Friday 16 April 2021

 
​​​Kent County Council (KCC) will send school place allocation emails on Friday 16 April 2021 to families of children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, who have applied 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:

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 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 2021 - Children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017
 
Kent County Council online admission applications closed on 15 January 2021.
 
If you require a place at Primary School in EYFS Reception Year from September 2021, are new to the area and haven't made an online application, please contact the Kent County Council education helpline on 03000 41 21 21 for advice.
 
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 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:admissions@slade.kent.sch.uk

Please note we are currently oversubscribed and waiting lists are in place for all year groups.

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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 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.