We welcome prospective parents and pupils to visit us, please ring the school to make a date and time to be shown around the school and to discuss your child attending Eastry Church of England Primary School.

Children are admitted to the school in accordance with the County Admissions Policy. There are two types of applications for primary school, Common Application Forms (CAF), for children due to start school in reception the following September, and In Year Application Forms (IYAF).


Primary Admissions - Reception (CAF)

In November the Local Education Authority opens applications for a place at primary schools in reception for the following year. Application are made online and parents/carers are required to list 3 schools in preferential order. Please click here to access their website. Paper copies of the Common Application Forms (CAFs) are available from the school and must be sent to LEA by the required deadline. The LEA will then allocate places using their published criteria.

Should we be over subscribed the following criteria apply:

  • Children in local care.
  • Current family association (an older brother or sister at the school)
  • Health reasons (for which a medical certificate may be needed); parental health is not a criterion.
  • Nearness of the children’s home to the school. (Kent Admissions 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)

Parents will be informed about their child’s place in April.

In line with Kent County Council guidelines, reception aged children usually start school in term 1. They follow a part time induction programme which ensures they attend school for the required hours per week and this allows them to become accustomed to life at school. They start full time education after a few weeks.

Parents should contact the local authority to find out about our admissions arrangements using the link at the bottom of this page.


In Year Admissions - (IYAF)

If you are considering a place for your child at Eastry Church of England Primary School we would welcome you to visit the school. During your visit you will have an opportunity to meet our headteacher, have a tour of the school and ask any questions you may have. Please contact the school on 01304 611360 or email to arrange a visit or if you have any further questions. 

Applications for in year admissions are made by completing an In Year Admissions Form (IYAF) which are held at the school. The school will let you know the outcome of your application within 5 days although a decision is usually given much sooner than this. 


Click here for further information and admissions procedures.