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September 2013 entry

Admission to primary school A guide for parents

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Online Admissions is the quickest, easiest and safest way to apply for your primary school place. If you give us your email address when applying you will: â–  receive

confirmation your application has been received; â–  receive

details of the school offered on the offer day, without having to wait for your offer letter.

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Contacts

Contents

● Medway Council Student Services Admissions Team

Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR Phone: 01634 331110 Email: admissions@medway.gov.uk

Section one Introduction and general information . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

● Medway Council Student Services Operations Team

Section two Starting school in Medway -

Key dates for primary admissions 2013 entry . . . . . . . . . . .5

admission to Reception year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

This Operations Team deals with free school meals, transport to school (except for those attending special schools) and casual admissions. Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR Phone: 01634 331155 Email: schoolstransportandfreemeals@medway.gov.uk

Section three Transfer from infant to junior school in Medway admission to Year 3 in junior schools only . . . . . . . . .8 Section four The school application process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Section five The online admissions system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

● Medway Council customer services Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm. Calls to customer services may be recorded or monitored for security and staff development purposes. Phone: 01634 333333 Minicom: 01634 333111

Section six The school offer (allocation) process and next steps . . .15 Section seven Free School Meals and Home to School Transport . .18 Section eight Other useful information and

● Kent County Council Kent County Council Admissions and Transport Room 2.24, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XQ Phone: 01622 696565 Email: kent.admissions@kent.gov.uk

common oversubscripton criteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Section nine Individual school’s oversubscripton criteria . . . . . . . .23 Section ten The schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Disclaimer The information given in this booklet relates to the academic year, September 2013 to August 2014. Details are correct at the time of going to print.

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Welcome Dear parent\carer Starting full time primary school is a very exciting event in your child’s life and making the right choice is a most important decision. This booklet will help you to find the information you need and identify schools you may wish to consider. Visiting a school is the best way to gain the knowledge and information you need. I know the headteacher and staff will be happy to discuss things with you, show you round and to answer your questions and concerns. All our primary, infant and junior schools are keen to give your child the best possible start to his or her school life. They are committed to working with you and your child in achieving his or her potential. In Medway, we want children to learn well, make good progress and be ambitious for themselves. Each of our primary schools is committed to keeping you in touch about progress and achievements and working with you and your child in achieving his or her potential. Please read this information booklet carefully. You will then be in the best position to express your preferences with confidence. The Student Services Admissions Team is on hand to assist you with further advice and help.

Cllr Les Wicks Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services

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Section one

Introduction and general information

Choosing the right school for your child to start their education can be a difficult and anxious time for parents and children. Medway Council’s Student Services Admissions Team is here to help you understand the process and make the right decisions for your child. It is very important that you read carefully, and understand, the information in this booklet regarding how the admissions process works and how school places are allocated before you submit your school application. Throughout this booklet we have provided useful information to help you make the most informed decisions possible. We encourage you to use this information, do your own research on schools and visit the schools you are interested in if you can. It is also important to help your child feel happy and comfortable about starting their education, so you may want to involve them in the process.

Key dates

for primary admissions 2013 entry

Action

Date

Booklets and paper application forms delivered to schools, nurseries, etc

from Wednesday, 12 September, 2012

Application period opens (online applications open at 9am)

Monday, 17 September, 2012

Closing date for applications (online and RCAFs/JCAFs) – National Closing Date

Tuesday, 15 January, 2013

Offer emails and letters sent to parents

Friday, 12 April, 2013

Places must be accepted/refused and requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted

By Monday, 13 May, 2013

The LA re-allocates any places that have become available to those who have asked to go on the waiting lists for each school

w/c Monday, 20 May, 2013

Medway Council works within the guidelines set out in the School Admissions Code published by the Department for Education. Details of the School Admissions Code can be found at www.education.gov.uk

● What happens if my child has as Statement for Special Educational Needs (SSEN)?

If you have any questions, please contact: ● Can I visit the schools I’m interested in? Student Services Admissions Team Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road Chatham, ME4 4TR Phone: 01634 331110 Fax: 01634 331614 Email: admissions@medway.gov.uk

Schools will be happy for you to contact them to discuss whether you can visit the school at any time. School’s may not have scheduled open sessions but may be happy to consider requests for a tour. It is up to individual schools whether they will permit this or not.

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If your child is statemented, they do not need to go through this admission process. You will be discussing you school preferences with the Special Educational Needs Team to determine which school is right for your child. Please do not complete the application for this admissions process as the allocated school will be named in your child’s statement. For more information, please contact the SEN Team on 01634 331130. 5


● What are the different age ranges of schools? In Medway we have:

Term

Meaning

Oversubscription criteria

Any application for a school is ranked (prioritised) against the schools oversubscription criteria. This is a set of criteria that details the order of priority in which places will be offered. Each school has it’s own criteria and the details of these can be found later in this booklet.

Equal preference scheme

This means that school places are not offered based on which preference you name a school. Your application will be considered and ranked against the schools oversubscription criteria. The schools you name will not be told by Student Services which preference you named them. The order of your preferences is between you and Student Services only. When allocating places, Student Services will look to offer your child a place at the highest named school where a place can be offered. It is important to list the schools in your preferred order.

Home local authority

This is the local authority where the child lives and is the local authority to which applications must be made for school places. The easiest way to determine which local authority you live in is to look at whom you pay Council Tax to. For example: If you pay Council Tax to Medway Council – you must apply for schools through Medway Council. If you pay your Council Tax to one of the 12 district councils of Kent (e.g Tonbridge and Malling or Swale) – you must apply for schools through Kent County Council. You can name schools in any local authority, but you must apply through your home local authority.

School status

All schools have a particular status and this is, basically, the type of school it is. You will hear about Academies, Community Schools, Foundation Schools, Voluntary Aided Schools and Voluntary Controlled schools. The status of each school will be shown alongside the school details later in this booklet. Please speak to the school to find out more about what they can offer your child.

Supplementary information form

Some schools require you to complete and additional ‘supplementary information form’ or ‘SIF’. The information requested on these forms is in addition to your application and is required by the school to help apply their oversubscription criteria. Please note that completing a SIF does not mean you have applied for the school. You must complete and submit the application for your home Local Authority as this is the only application that can be processed.

• Infant schools – for children aged 4-7 years old. The point of entry is Year R (Reception). • Primary schools - for children aged 4-11 years old. The point of entry is Year R (Reception). • Junior Schools - for children aged 7-11 years old. The point of entry is Year 3. ● Do schools offer before and after school facilities? Many Medway schools already provide breakfast and/or after school clubs and it is envisaged that more will be setting these up in the future. To find out more information on these services, please contact the relevant school directly or the Medway Family Information Service on 01634 335566.

What does it mean? A guide to some of the terms used in the admissions process The following information will help you to understand the meaning of some of the different terms you will read or hear about throughout the admissions process. There may be other terms we haven’t listed here. If you are unsure of the meaning of anything in this booklet, please contact the Student Services Admissions Team who will be happy to help you.

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Section two

Starting school in Medway - admission to Reception year

Reception year (Year R) is the first compulsory year in education and is the year in which your child reaches compulsory school age. ● When is my child due to start school in Year R? Children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 are due to start school in September 2013. Legally a child reaches compulsory school age and must be in school by the term following their fifth birthday. ● What schools can I apply for and how many can I name? You can name infant and primary schools. Details of the Medway infant and primary schools are provided later in this booklet. If you live in Medway, you can also apply for schools outside of Medway, but these must be named on your Medway application. You can name any school you wish your child to be considered for. Medway invites parents to name up to four schools on the Medway application. You don’t have to name four, but it is important to understand that naming only one school does not give you a stronger claim to a place. Please only name each school once. If you name a school more than once it will only be considered as one preference.

does not guarantee your child a place at the school and it does not give your child a higher priority for a place.

● What application form do I need to complete for Year R? For admission into infant and primary school in Year R you can either apply online www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions or you can complete the blue paper Reception Common Application Form (RCAF), which is available from Medway infant and primary schools or from the Student Services Admissions Team.

You still need to complete the application and it will be considered against the school’s published oversubscription criteria. ● Will my child start part-time or full-time?

● I have already put my child’s name down at a school, is that enough? No. A large number of parents may have already visited schools and asked for their child to be added to a list held by the school regarding place. This does not mean that an application has been made, it is only an expression of interest. You must complete and submit the council application in order for your child to be considered for a place at the school.

Individual schools organise their own starting arrangements and you will need to speak to the school your child is offered to confirm what these arrangements are. It is your right to request for your child to start full-time on the first day of school if you wish to, even if the school suggests a part-time start initially. It will be up to you to make your individual arrangements with the school.

Your child will not be considered for a place if an application is not received by Medway Council to be processed. ● My child attends the nursery/pre-school attached to the school. Does this mean I will definitely get a place at the school? No. Attendance at a nursery or pre-school which is attached to a infant or primary school

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you will need to make your individual arrangements with the school offered and the place will be held open for your child.

● Can I defer my child’s starting date? Children must, legally, be in school the term following their fifth birthday as they have then reached compulsory school age. You may wish to defer your child’s start at school, particularly if they are younger, but they must start school the term after they turn five. After you have applied and been offered a school place, if you then choose to defer entry

Section three

If your child is born between 1 April and 31 August then you may choose to defer your child’s start at school until September 2013. However, it is important to understand that should you choose to do this your child will then have to start in Year 1 and will miss Year R.

If you would like to discuss these options before you submit your application, please contact the Student Services Admissions Team.

Transfer from infant to junior school in Medway admission to Year 3 in junior schools only

If your child is in an infant school they will finish at the end of Year 2 and must transfer to Year 3 in another school. ● When is my child due to start school in Year 3? Children born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 are due to transfer in Year 3 in September 2013. ● What schools can I apply for and how many can I name? You can name junior schools only. Details of the Medway junior schools are provided later in this booklet. If you live in Medway, you can also apply for junior schools outside of Medway, but these must be named on your Medway application.

If you opt to do this, the place offered will not be held open for your child and you will have to re-apply as a casual admission nearer the time you want your child to start school.

Year 6), you do not need to apply for transfer to Year 3.

You can name any junior school you wish your child to be considered for. Medway invites parents to name up to four schools on the Medway application. You don’t have to name four, but it is important to understand that naming only one school does not give you a stronger claim to a place.

This admission process is only for children seeking places in Year 3 in junior schools. The majority of these children will currently be attending infant schools, but if your child is in Year 2 in a primary school and you wish them to transfer to a junior school, then you can apply through this process.

Please note that if you name a primary school on your junior application it will be deleted as only junior school preferences can be considered. Please only name each school once. If you name a school more than once it will only be considered as one preference.

● My child is in an infant school, but I want them to go to a primary school. Can I apply through this process?

● If my child is in a primary school, do I need to apply to transfer to Year 3? No. If your child is in an ‘all-through’ primary school (where they will remain until the end of

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No. This process is for admission to Year 3 in junior schools only. If you wish to apply for a place in primary school you must complete a casual admission application form (which is available from all Medway schools).


It is important to understand that you would have to apply for a place in Year 2 for immediate start, as places in primary schools cannot be offered and held open until September. If you wish to apply for a Year 3 place in a primary school for September 2013, you will not be able to do so until the end of June 2013. We would advise that you should still apply for a place at a junior school to ensure that your child has a school place for September 2013. This does not stop you from also applying as a casual admission for primary schools if you wish, but you must complete the separate casual admission application form.

lower oversubscription criterion than children in the paired infant school. The following table shows which infant and junior schools are paired. Important to note* At the time of going to print consultation is taking place on the amalgamation of the following schools: • Sherwin Knight Infant School and Sherwin Knight Junior School • Swingate Infant School and Spinnens Acre Junior School

If this is approved these schools will amalgamate to make 2 ‘all through’ primary schools (where children attend from Year R to Year 6) and your child will automatically carry on into Year 3 in the school if they currently attend the infant school. However, as this is not yet approved, you will need to apply for a place in the junior school at this stage. Once a decision has been made on the amalgamations, Medway Council will inform you whether your child will automatically continue into Year 3 or whether the application for transfer to the junior school will still be processed.

● What application form do I need to complete for Year 3? For admission into junior school in Year 3 you can either apply online www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions or you can complete the pink paper Junior Common Application Form (JCAF), which is available from Medway infant schools or from the Student Services Admissions Team. ● What does ‘pairing’ mean? The majority of Medway infant schools are paired with a junior school. This means that children in the infant school have a higher priority for a place in the paired junior school than children not in the infant school. You can still name any junior school you wish to (even if it is not paired with your child’s infant school), but your child will be considered under a

Infant school: Balfour Infant School Bligh Infant School Cuxton Community Infant School Delce Infant School Featherby Infant School Gordon Infant School Greenvale Infant School Hempstead Infant School Horsted Infant School Luton Infant School Parkwood Infant School Sherwin Knight Infant School* St Margaret’s Infant School St Nicholas CE VC Infant School St John’s CE VC Infant School St Peters Infant School Swingate Infant School*

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paired with: Balfour Junior School Bligh Junior School Cuxton Community Junior School Delce Junior School Featherby Junior School Gordon Junior School Phoenix Junior Academy Hempstead Junior School Horsted Junior School Luton Junior School Parkwood Junior School Sherwin Knight Junior School* St Margaret’s CE VC Junior School Not paired Balfour Junior School Delce Junior School Spinnens Acre Junior School*

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Section four

The school application process

● When can I apply for school places? Medway Council’s applications for admission to Year R and transfer to Year 3 in junior schools are open from Monday, 17 September 2012 until 4pm on Sunday, 15 January 2013. ● Who do I apply to? You must submit your school application to the local authority where you live (home local authority). If you live in Medway, ie pay your council tax to Medway, then you submit your school application to Medway Council. If you live in Kent (ie pay you Council Tax to one of the 12 district councils of Kent, for example Swale) then you must submit your school application to Kent County Council. ● How do I apply for schools? You can apply for your child online at www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions Or For admission to Year R - You can complete a blue RCAF (Reception Common Application Form) and return it to the Student Services Admissions Team (address details can be found in section 1) or any Medway infant or primary school.

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email after 4pm on 12 April 2013 advising them of the school place offered, as well as being sent a formal offer letter which provides information on what to do next.

For transfer to Year 3 in junior schools – You can complete a pink JCAF (Junior Common Application Form) and return it to the Student Services Admissions Team (address details can be found in section 1) or your child’s infant school.

● I live outside of Medway, how do I apply? Please note that you can only use one of these methods. We cannot accept more than one application per child. If you apply online, please do not complete a paper form and vice versa.

If you live in another authority you must submit your school application through that authority. You can still name schools in Medway, but the application must go through your home local authority. If you require information on their schools, please contact the relevant local authority to ask for a copy of the primary admissions booklet or visit their website.

● I need to apply for a Year R and a Year 3 place. What do I do? You will need to complete a separate application for each child. If you are applying online, please ensure that you start a fresh application for each child and do not overwrite one child’s application with the other child’s details. If you do this, the first application will become invalid. ● Are there any benefits to applying online?

● I live in Medway, but want to apply for school outside Medway. What do I do? You must submit your school application to Medway Council. You can name schools outside of Medway and we will liaise with the relevant local authority to see if a place can be offered. ● My child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs, can I apply?

When applying online, you will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received. Application made on paper forms will not be acknowledged. Please also see section 5. Parents who apply online for schools, and provide us with an email address, will be sent an

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If your child is statemented you would have already had discussions with the SEN Team regarding which schools you wish your child to be considered for. Your child will not go through the main admissions process.


Please do not complete the school admissions application. If you have any questions regarding the SEN admissions process, please contact the SEN team on 01634 331130. ● I live in Medway, what schools can I apply for? Details of the Medway infant, primary and junior schools are provided later in this booklet. You can also apply for schools outside of Medway, but these must be named on your Medway application. You can name any school you wish your child to be considered for. Medway invites parents to name up to four schools on the Medway

Please see the oversubscription criteria section, later in this booklet, for more details on how places are allocated for children of multiple birth.

application form. You don’t have to name four, but it is important to understand that naming only one school does not give you a stronger claim to a place.

● Why is my address important? Please only name each school once. If you name a school more than once it will only be considered as one preference.

The address you give on your school application is very important and will be used to calculate home to school distance for the schools you have named. This will have an effect on your child’s application when it is considered against the school’s oversubscription criteria.

● Is the order I name school important? It is important that you name the schools in you preferred order.

It is important that the address you provide is your child’s main place of residence. This means that they must live at this address permanently or, in the case of separated families; it must be the address of the parent where your child spends the majority of the school nights. Please be aware that only one address can be used on the application. We can send duplicate correspondence to another address as long as all parties are in agreement.

Medway operates an equal preference scheme, which means that school places are not offered based on which preference you name the school. Your application will be considered and prioritised against the named school’s oversubscription criteria. Medway Council will not tell the schools which preference you named them. The order of your preference is between you and Medway Council. When school places are being offered, Medway Council will look to offer your child a place at the highest named school where a place can be offered. ● I need to apply for children of multiple birth, for example twins. What do I need to do?

If you are unsure of the address to be used in your circumstances, please contact the Student Services Admissions Team who will be happy to assist you. ● I have childcare arrangements in place for my child. Can I use the address of my childcare provider on the application?

You will need to complete a separate application for each child. You need to ensure that you tick the appropriate box on the application to indicate that your children are of a multiple birth.

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No. Your personal childcare arrangements cannot be taken into account in the admissions process. You must provide the address details of where your child permanently lives or, in the case of separated families, the address of the parent where your child spends (sleeps at) the majority of the school nights. 11


● How do you define the majority of the school nights? For the purposes of the admissions process, school nights are defined as Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This is because children will be going to school on the following morning. To determine how many school nights your child spends with each parent, please use this definition. For example, if your child sleeps Sunday, Monday, Tuesday at your address and Wednesday, Thursday at their other parent’s address, the admission process would determine that your address is where your child spends the majority of the school nights. This is because they will be going to school from your address on three school days and from their other parent’s address on two school days. If you are unsure of how this will be defined in your personal circumstances, please contact the Student Services Admissions Team for advice and assistance. ● My child comes from a separated family. What happens if you receive an application from me and one from my child’s other parent? If Medway Council receive two applications for your child (one from each parent), we will contact both parties to seek written agreement on the following: 1 The child’s main address to be used for the application. 2 The schools to be considered on the application. 3 The preference order of the schools to be considered. 12

Whilst awaiting written agreement from both parties, the applications will be removed from the process and held pending. Once written agreement is received from both parties, your child’s application will be included in the process with the agreed details. If written agreement from both parties is not received your child’s application will continue to be held pending until the matter is resolved. In these situations parents may wish to seek their own independent legal advice on how to resolve the situation. It is important to understand that, if both parties cannot reach agreement and the situation remains unresolved, your child may not be offered a school place on 12 April 2013 or until the matter is settled. This means that your child could be disadvantaged because agreement on the application has not been reached. ● I am moving shortly, what address do I use? You must use the address you are living at on the closing date for school applications, 15 January 2013. If you are moving after you have submitted your application, you will need to provide the Student Services Admissions Team with proof of your move. This proof can be in the form of a copy of your exchange of contracts or tenancy agreement.

● What happens if I give false information?

Any request for a change of address can be accepted up until Tuesday, 29 January 2013 if accompanied by sufficient evidence.

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If you deliberately provide false information on your school application, such as an address, and a place is granted on the basis of this information that wouldn’t have otherwise been offered we can, and will, withdraw the offer of a school place. If you believe that someone has provided false information on their school application, we ask that you contact The Student Services Manager


at Medway Council. All such contacts will be treated in confidence and we will not disclose any of your information. If any part of your application is thought to be false, we will investigate and the emphasis will be on parents to provide satisfactory evidence proving the point being queried. ● What do Medway Council accept as proof of address, if required, for the admissions process? If Medway Council request you to provide proof of the address where your child is living for the admission process, a copy of one of the following will be acceptable: • A Child Benefit letter • A Child Tax Credits award letter • A copy of your child’s medical card showing the address they are registered from with their GP • A copy of your most recent Council Tax bill. Copies of any letters or bills provided must be dated during the application period (September 2012 to 15 January 2013). Any evidence provided dated outside the application period may not be accepted as you will be requested to prove your child’s address at the time of application. ● What happens if I miss the closing date for applications? The closing date for applications is 15 January 2013. Late applications cannot be made online. All late applicants must complete a paper application form and return it direct to the Student Services Admissions Team.

For parents resident in Medway on or before the closing date – As far as reasonably practicable, late applications (for good reason) that are received, will be accepted provided they are received by Medway Council before Tuesday 29 January 2013. These applications must be accompanied by a written explanation of the reasons for late submission. Only exceptional circumstances (good reason) can be considered by the Student Services Management Team. If it is decided that the reason for late submission does not constitute good reason, the application will be held until after allocation on 12 April 2013 and will be considered at re-allocation.

● Can I change my preferences after the closing date? Changes to preference are not allowed after the closing date for applications, 15 January 2013 other than in exceptional circumstances. If you feel that your circumstance fall into this category, please submit your request in writing to the Student Services Management Team for consideration.

For parents who have moved to Medway after the closing date and by 29 January 2013 – Any application received from a new Medway resident after the closing date and by 29 January 2013 will be included in the normal allocation of places on 12 April 2013. Proof of the Medway address and the date of the move must accompany such applications. This can be a copy of a signed tenancy agreement, exchange of contracts or completion documents. Any application received after 29 January 2013 – All applications received after 29 January 2013 will not be considered for places on 12 April 2013, but will be included in the re-allocation of places on 20 May 2013 and after consultation with the relevant admission authority for the named schools. The child’s name will automatically be placed on the waiting list for any schools named that are unable to offer a place.

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Section five

The online admissions system

Medway Council would like to encourage all parents/carers of children resident in Medway to submit their school application online. Applying online offers you a quick, easy and secure option for submitting your application. You can apply online at www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions ● When can I apply online? Medway Council’s applications for admission to Year R and transfer to Year 3 in junior schools are open from Monday 17 September 2012 until 4pm on Tuesday 15 January 2013. We cannot accept any online applications made outside of these times. ● What are the benefits of applying online? You can submit your application at a time that suits you, anytime, day or night, during the periods shown above. The online system provides a safe, fast and easy method of sending us your application and provides you with a full confirmation that it has been received. After 4pm on the offer day, 12 April 2013, Medway Council will send details, by email, of which school has been offered to parents who 14

successfully submitted an online application and provided an email address.

It is vitally important that you remember to resubmit your application after you have made your changes as we can only process the last submitted application after the closing date.

● What do I need to do to apply online? Firstly, you will need to register with the website. You will be asked to create a username and password for yourself. We suggest that you make these easy to remember and keep a note of these (space is provided on the inside front cover of this booklet), as you will need these in the future to access your application.

If you make changes and do not re-submit the application for processing, your changes will not be included when the application is processed. ● Will I still get a letter telling me my child’s school offer? Yes, all applicants receive the formal offer letter. Online applicants, who have provided an email address, also receive an email advising them of the school place offered.

You will then need to enter your details and your child’s details, add your school preferences and reasons, then submit your application for processing during the dates shown above. If you provide an email address in your information, you will receive an email confirmation of the application you have submitted. This will be a full copy of the information you have provided.

● Can I submit an online application and a paper application?

● Can I change my application or my information after I have submitted it? Yes, You can make any changes to your application up until the closing date for applications (15 January 2013). You will need your username and password to re-enter your application and make any changes.

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No, we can only process one application for each pupil. If you have applied online, do not complete a paper application as well. Please note, if you submit an online application this will override any paper application we receive for your child unless you contact us prior to the closing date to cancel your online application.


Section six

The school offer (allocation) process and next steps

● When will I find out my child’s school offer? School places are offered on 12 April 2013. All parents will be sent a formal offer letter advising them of the school offered and what to do next. These letters will be posted by Medway Council by 1st class post on 12 April 2013 to be received in the following few days. If you apply online, and provide an email address, you will also receive an email after 4pm on 12 April 2013 advising you of your child’s school offer. You will still receive a formal letter and will need this to take the next steps.

applicants are prioritised (ranked) correctly against the published oversubscription criteria.

● Who will I receive my offer from? You will receive your school offer letter from your home local authority. This means, if you live in Medway (ie pay you Council Tax to Medway Council), you will receive your letter from Medway Council.

● How does Medway Council work out which school is to be offered to my child? Medway Council operates an equal preference scheme, which means that school places are not offered based on which preference you name the school.

If you live in Kent (ie pay you Council Tax to one of the 12 district councils of Kent, for example Swale) then you will receive your offer letter from Kent County Council.

Your application will be considered and prioritised against the named school’s oversubscription criteria.

● Why does it take so long from applying for schools to receiving the school offer?

Medway Council will not tell the schools which preference you named them. The order of your preference is between you and Medway Council.

There are many procedures that need to be undertaken by councils to process applications including exchanging data with other councils and schools, working with schools to prioritise applicants, etc before school offers can be made.

When school places are being offered, Medway Council will look to offer your child a place at the highest named school where a place can be offered.

● How does Medway Council work out what priority my child has for a place at the schools I have named? All school places are allocated in accordance with the individual school’s published oversubscription criteria. Full details of each school’s criteria can be found later in this booklet.

● What happens if more than one of the school’s I name can offer my child a place?

The Student Services Admissions Team work in partnership with each school to ensure that all

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You will only receive the offer of one school place on 12 April 2013 and Medway Council will look to offer your child a place at the highest named school where a place can be offered.

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● What about children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs?

● If I am not happy with the school place offered, what can I do?

Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs do not go through this admissions process and any places being offered to a Statemented child at a school will be allocated before all other places.

Full details of the next steps you can take following the school offer made on 12 April 2013 will be provided along with the offer letter. You have a number of options including requesting to be placed on a waiting list, to be considered at re-allocation and lodging a school admission appeal. Brief details of some of these options are listed below:

The school’s published admission number (PAN) will be adjusted to take account of any Statemented children offered and The Student Services Admissions Team will offer up to the remaining number of places available at the school.

● Waiting lists / Re-allocation: You will be sent a waiting list request form along with your school offer letter on 12 April 2013. Using this form you can request to be placed on the waiting list for any of the schools you originally named on your application form and/or any other Medway school*

● Am I guaranteed to get one of the schools named on my application? Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we can offer a place at one of your named schools. It will depend on how oversubscribed the schools named are and where your child is prioritised against the schools over subscription criteria. We strongly advise you to name more than one school on your application to give you the most opportunity to receive the offer of a place at a school you are satisfied with. Medway residents can name up to four preferences. For Year R admissions for September 2012, 97 per cent of children received the offer of a place at a school named on their application form on 30 March 2012. Of these 89 per cent received the offer of a place at their first preference school. For Year 3 transfer to junior school for September 2012, 100 per cent of children received the offer of a place at a school named on their application form on 30 March 2012. 16

Your child will not automatically be added to a waiting list unless you have submitted a request form. The only exception to this is where an appeal has been lodged. Children who have appealed will also be added to the relevant schools’* waiting list. Of these 99 per cent received the offer of a place at their first preference school. ● What happens if you can’t offer my child at a school named on my application?

*Please note that, under the transfer to junior school processes, you can only request to go on the waiting list for a Medway junior school.

The council have a duty to ensure that a school place is offered on 12 April 2013 to every child who has applied for a school place by the closing date.

The Student Services Admissions Team will then collate all waiting list requests and look to re-allocate (offer) any vacant places that may become available in schools to children who have requested to be placed on the waiting list.

If we are not able to offer a place at one of your preferences, we will look to allocate a place at the nearest appropriate school to your home address that have a place available.

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published oversubscription criteria. Places are not held on a first come first served basis.

not be aware that you have appealed for another school.

It is important to understand that a child’s place on the waiting list may change (up or down) dependent on the eligibility of other children who have requested to be on the waiting list.

Who you submit your appeal request to will depend on the school being appealed for and details of where you need to send you form will be included with your letter on 12 April 2013.

Waiting list requests must be submitted by Monday 13 May 2013.

An Independent Appeal Panel will hear admission appeals. They are independent of the school and the Council and their decision is binding on the school and the Council.

Vacant places will be re-allocated after 20 May 2013. NB: If you are offered a school place at one of the schools you have named on your waiting list request, any other school offer will be automatically withdrawn to be re-allocated to another child. You will not have a claim on the original place offered if you change your mind and will need to request to be added to that school’s waiting list for consideration at future re-allocation.

● Can I go on the waiting list and lodge an appeal for the same school? Yes. You can submit a waiting list form and lodge an appeal for the same school. The two processes are independent of each other and, being on the waiting list will not affect your appeal and vice versa. ● How do I accept or refuse the school place offered? You will receive an ‘Acceptance/Refusal’ form with your school offer letter on 12 April 2013. You will need to complete this form and return it to the school being offered with your decision.

Appeal requests must be lodged by Monday 13 May 2013.

Acceptance/refusal forms must be returned to the schools by Monday 13 May 2013. ● If I refuse the place offered, do I have a better chance being offered a place from the waiting list or being successful at appeal? No. Vacant places are only offered from waiting lists in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria, not dependent on whether you are holding the offer of a school place or not. In a similar way, appeal decisions are based on the cases heard by the Independent Appeal Panel and not on whether you are holding a school place or not.

● Appeals: You have the right of appeal to any of the schools you have named on your application form that has not been able to offer your child a place. You cannot lodge an appeal for a school you have not named on your application form. Full details of how to appeal and an appeal form will be included with your school offer letter on 12 April 2013. You can submit more than one appeal at the same time, as the schools being appealed for will

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Section seven The following information on Free School Meals and Home to School Transport is correct at the time of going to print. Please check the Medway Council website www.medway.gov.uk for the most up to date information nearer the time of your child starting school.

Free School Meals and Home to School Transport Free School Meals

address on the bottom of the form. If applying at any other time, as well as this option, you can take it into your child’s school office.

● Will my child be entitled to Free School Meals? Your child may qualify to receive free school meals if you receive certain qualifying benefits. At the time of printing this booklet, these are: • Income Support • Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based) • Employment and Support Allowance (Income related) • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 • Child Tax Credit, but not entitled to Working Tax Credit, and whose annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) does not exceed £16,190. As the Government is looking to change the benefits system, please be aware these could have changed by September 2013.

You can obtain an application form by ringing the Student Services Operations Team on 01634 331155, or collecting one from your child’s school office, Medway’s contact points, or the main libraries: Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester and Strood. ● Do I need to provide proof of benefit with my application? You do not need to provide proof of benefit at this time. By signing the form you are allowing the Student Services Operations Team to verify your claim. If free school meals cannot be verified, the team will ask for an up to date, full copy of the proof of benefit you are receiving, to reassess your claim. ● Do I have to renew my application for free school meals and if so, when?

● How do I apply for Free School Meals? You will need to complete the free school meals application form. If applying during the school holidays, you will need to send the completed form to the freepost 18

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No, you do not have to renew your application if all your details have remained the same. The Student Services Operations Team will carry out regular reviews and contact you for further proof of benefit, if required.


● Who do I contact if any of mine and/or my child’s personal details change, or I stop receiving benefit, once I am receiving free school meals?

be deemed as the ‘nearest appropriate school’ to your home address

transport, even if the school is more than the minimum distance from your home address.

Please contact the Student Services Operations Team on 01634 331155 to update your details. If you have moved address, you will be asked to complete a new application form.

• if your child is eight years old and above, you must live more than three miles from the primary school your child will be attending and it must be deemed as the ‘nearest appropriate school’ to your home address.

● Can I get free home to school transport if I am on a low income?

If you do not notify the team, it could result in you having to repay the cost of any free school meals that your child has received.

Home to School Transport ● How do I know if my child is eligible for free home to school transport? If you feel your child is eligible for free home to school transport, you need to complete an application form; the Student Services Operations Team will assess it and send written confirmation of the decision. ● Where can I get an application form? You can get an application from any Medway school, Medway contact points or the main libraries (Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester and Strood). Alternatively, you can contact the Student Services Operations Team on 01634 331155. ● What is the current transport policy, including the minimum distances? At the time of going to print, the basic qualifying criteria to be eligible for free home to school transport is the following: • if your child is up to eight years old, you must live more than two miles from the primary school your child will be attending and it must

Yes. If you are on a low-income you can qualify for free home to school transport if you live more than two miles, but not more than six miles from one of your three nearest appropriate schools. Low-income families are defined as children who are entitled to free school meals (see details on page 18), or if parents receive the maximum level of working tax credit.

● How are distances measured for home to school transport? It is important to understand that the school admissions policies and the home to school transport policies are completely separate and do not interlink. Distance for home to school transport are calculated using the geographical information software available to Medway Council. The distance is calculated from the home address to the school address by the shortest available walking route. It may take account of footpaths, public rights of way, etc.

When returning the application form you will need to provide an up to date full copy of your proof of benefit in order for us to assess your claim. ● Can a child get free home to school transport from two addresses if their parents are separated and they live part time with each parent? No. Medway Council can only issue one travel pass for one return journey from home to school each day. We can only assess a transport application from the address that is the child’s main place of residence. If you have any specific questions regarding these situations, please contact the Student Services Operations Team on 01634 331155.

The shortest available walking route is one along which a child can walk to school, accompanied as necessary, with reasonable safety. ● What does ‘nearest appropriate school’ mean? This means the school geographically nearest to your home address that is suitable to a child’s age, ability and aptitude. Only one school can be the nearest appropriate school from your home address.

● Will my child receive free home to school transport automatically if they have medical or special educational needs?

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If a child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs, you will need to discuss their transport needs with the SEN team on 01634 331130 and they will advise what information they need to assess the case. ● I have chosen a school on faith grounds; can I get free home to school transport? If your child attends a school chosen on denominational grounds, the council will count this as your nearest appropriate school. To qualify your child must be a regularly practising member of a church of the same denomination as the school concerned. If you apply for travel assistance on denominational grounds you will need your vicar or priest to sign the appropriate section of the transport application form. The minimum distances still apply. If you are on a low-income, you may be entitled to free transport if you live between two and 15 miles from the school and your child is a regularly practising member of a church of the same religion as the school, if you send in confirmation in writing, by the church and proof of your benefit.

● What if I don’t agree with the decision? If you feel that the decision that your child is not eligible for free home to school transport is incorrect or that your child’s circumstances warrant an exception to be made, you can submit an application form enclosing a letter explaining the reason why you wish your child’s case to be looked at further. The Student Services Management Team will look at this.

● How do I find out what bus routes and companies cover the journey to my child’s chosen school? Arriva Bus Company operates the majority of bus routes in Medway. You can contact them for advice on 01634 283600 or visit their website www.arrivabus.co.uk to find out the service numbers, times, boarding points etc. Tenders for bus services are often renewed, so at the time of printing this booklet, the following bus companies also operate in certain parts of Medway. To find out if they operate near you, please contact them on the numbers below:

● If we are refused free transport again, is there a right of appeal? If the Student Services Management Team refuses your application for free home to school transport again, you may wish to make a formal appeal to Members of Medway Council against this decision. Further details of how to appeal to the Medway Council School Transport Appeals Committee will be provided if your application is not granted.

• Nu Venture Bus Company 01622 882288 • Farleigh Coaches 01634 201065 • Red Route 01474 353896 • ASD Coaches 01634 726412 ● If my child does not qualify for free home to school transport, are there any other schemes available in Medway? Medway Youth Pass (young persons half-price bus fare scheme) - this entitles all young people who live in Medway and hold a valid pass to pay half the adult fare at all times when travelling on any local bus service. The journeys must start in Medway and can be to any destination in Medway or Kent, as long as any changes of bus are in Medway. This pass is not valid on the subsidised yellow buses run by Medway Council or companies who already offer a child fare.

● My child will be attending a private/ independent school or a non-Medway school. Can I still apply for home to school transport? Medway Council do not provide home to school transport for children attending private/ independent schools. If your child will be attending a non-Medway school, please contact the Student Services Operations Team to discuss your child’s individual circumstances. We cannot guarantee that they will be eligible for home to school transport. 20

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points, or the main libraries - Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester and Strood. Vacant Seat Payment Scheme - Children who do not qualify for free home to school transport may apply for a vacant seat on a hired school vehicle, if one operates on the route required, at a cost. It is important to understand that the seat on the transport may be withdrawn at any time if it is required by a child eligible for free home

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to school transport or if the transport is withdrawn. Further information on this scheme can be obtained from the Transport Procurement Team on 01634 331139.

feel that your child’s behaviour is unacceptable, their ticket can be withdrawn. In such cases, Medway Council will cease to accept liability for travel arrangements and you will have to make your own arrangements from then on.

● If my child has a free bus pass and misbehaves on the bus, will the pass be taken away? All transport provided is subject to your child behaving in an acceptable manner while travelling. If however, the transport company

Other useful information and common oversubscripton criteria

Other useful information Choosing to educate at home You may choose to educate your child at home. If you elect to do this, the Council has a duty to ensure that your child is receiving suitable and efficient full time education. If you wish to consider educating your child at home, please contact the Inclusions Team on 01634 332572 for more information. You will be asked to provide full details on the arrangements you are making. Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) ACE has been supporting families on education issues for over 50 years. They provide information, support and advice to parents on many aspects of

their child’s education. You can contact them on 0808 800 5793 or visit www.ace-ed.org.uk School Term dates Full details of the Medway Council defined Term dates for the academic year September 2013 to July 2014 can be found on the Medway website www.medway.gov.uk

It operates an open and responsive referral system and aims to provide the earliest possible intervention to inform and advise on access to learning opportunities in schools, early years settings and the home environment. For more information, please contact PASS on 01634 334157. Sustainable School Travel Strategy

The Physical and Sensory Service (PASS)

Medway Council is keen to ensure that their own plans support school travel plans (STP), so that the schools can develop a long-term commitment to implementation, monitoring and development. Working with schools, Medway Council has developed a number of initiatives, in support of a sustainable school transport sytem.

PASS is part of Medway’s learning support service and is actively working with children and young people with physical, hearing and visual impairment from birth to 19 year old.

Further information can be found at www.medway.gov.uk/pdf/sustainable_school_ travel_strategy_summary.pdf

Please be aware that some schools may operate different term dates to the Medway Council defined ones and you will need to speak to individual schools about their arrangements.

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Common oversubscription criteria The opposite table provides some definitions for the most common oversubscription criteria used by schools. The definitions quoted are those of Medway Council and may be different for an individual school.

Criteria

Definition

Children in public care/looked after children and previously looked after children

Looked after children are children who are (i) in the care of a local authority, or (ii) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (as defined in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making the application for a school. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (under the terms of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, Section 46) or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order (under the terms of the Children Act 1989, Section 8 and Section 14A).

Please ensure you read each individual school’s oversubscription criteria in Section 9 to ascertain exactly what their oversubscription criteria is and what it means for your child. *Please note that, at the time of going to print, the Student Services Admissions Team are researching the use of new distancing software. Please check the website, www.medway.gov.uk and look at Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for Primary Admissions – September 2013 for the most up to date information on how distances are calculated.

Please note that the Council may ask for a copy of the adoption/residence order to validate this criterion. Sibling

Sibling means children who live permanently as brother/sister in the same house and includes natural siblings, adopted siblings, foster siblings and step siblings. Extended family, for example cousins, living in the same house do not qualify as siblings. The sibling must be attending the named school at the time of application and at the time the younger child would start (September 2013).

Child’s health reasons

Medical evidence must be provided to the Student Services Admissions Team. This evidence must demonstrate a specific link between the child’s medical conditions and needs and how the named school can meet these needs.

Nearness of children’s home/distance*

The distance calculated is the shortest available safe walking route known to the geographical information software used by Student Services Admissions Team. This geographical information software may not know all footpaths that are in existence and certain new roads may not be known. Where a footpath or new road is not known to the software an alternative route will be used. Where a child’s home is situated on a new road the distance calculation will begin from the nearest available known road plotted in the software. New developments may be subject to this. In certain cases it may not be possible to calculate a distance where the entire route is deemed as a safe walking route. In these circumstances the distance calculated is used purely to prioritise an application for admission. There is no expectation that the walk should be taken.

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Section nine

Individual school’s oversubscripton criteria

The oversubscription criteria listed on pages 24 and 25 relate to the following schools. This table lists Medway community and voluntary controlled schools. In addition, recently converted academies are also listed because they were community schools at the time the oversubscription criteria was determined. School name

School type

All Faiths' Children's Community School

A

All Saints C of E Primary School (SIF required)

VC

Allhallows Primary School

C

Balfour Infants School

C

Balfour Junior School

C

Barnsole Primary School

C

Bligh Infants School

C

Bligh Juniors School

C

Brompton Westbrook Primary School

C

Burnt Oak Primary School and Children's Centre

C

Byron Primary School

C

School name

School type

School name

School type

Fairview Community Primary School

C

Sherwin Knight Community Infant School

C

Featherby Infant School and Nursery School

C

Sherwin Knight Junior School

C

Featherby Junior School

C

Skinner Street Primary School

C

Greenvale Infant and Nursery School

C

Spinnens Acre Community Junior School

Halling Primary School

C

St Helen's C of E Primary School (SIF required)

VC

Hempstead Infant School

C

St John's CE Infants School (SIF required)

VC

Hempstead Junior School

C

Hilltop Primary School

C

St Margaret's at Troy Town C of E (VC) Primary School and Children's Centre (SIF required) VC St Margaret's C of E Junior School

Hoo St Werburgh Primary School and Marlborough Centre

C

St Margaret's Infant School

Horsted Federation - INFANTS

C

St Nicholas' CE Infant School (SIF required)

Horsted Federation - JUNIORS

C

Kingfisher Primary School and Children's Centre

C

Lordswood School

C

Luton Infant and Nursery School

C

Luton Junior School

C

Maundene School

C

Miers Court Primary School

C

Napier Community Primary and Nursery School

C

Chattenden Primary School (Peninsula Gateway Academy Trust)

A

New Road School and Nursery Unit

C

Cuxton Community Infant School

C

Oaklands School

C

Cuxton Community Junior School

C

Park Wood Infant School

C

Deanwood Primary School and Children's Centre

C

Park Wood Junior School

C

Delce Infant School, Nursery and Children's Centre C

Phoenix Junior Academy

A

Delce Junior School

C

Riverside Primary School

C

Elaine Primary

A

Saxon Way Primary School

C

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VC C VC

St Peter's Infant School

C

Stoke Community School

C

Swingate Infant and Nursery School

C

Temple Mill Primary School

C

Thames View Primary School

C

The Gordon Schools Federation -INFANTS

C

The Gordon Schools Federation -JUNIORS

C

The Pilgrim CE Primary School (SIF required)

VC

Twydall Primary School

C

Wainscott Primary School

C

Walderslade Primary School

C

Warren Wood Primary School

F

Wayfield Community Primary School

C

Woodlands Primary School

C

C = Community A = Academy VC = Voluntary Controlled

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became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order (under the terms of the Children Act 1989, Section 8 and Section 14A).

This section provides you with the details of the oversubscription criteria for each Medway infant, primary and junior school.

Please note that the Council may ask for a copy of the adoption/residence order to validate this criterion.

For all schools, places will first be offered to children with a statement of special educational needs, which names the school.

2 This criterion applies to applications for Year 3 in junior schools only where a paired school is named in this co-ordinated scheme and the admission booklet.

If there are more applications for a school than places available, all other applications for the above schools will be prioritised using the school’s published oversubscription criteria.

Oversubscription criteria Community and voluntary controlled schools 1 Children in public care/looked after children and previously looked after children - (see note 1) 2 Attendance at a paired infant school (for paired junior schools only) - (see note 2) 3 Sibling (a brother or sister attending the named schools at the time of application and who will still be attending in September 2013) – (see note 3) 4 Denominational preference (for Voluntary Controlled church schools only) – A supplementary information form is also required (see note 4) 5 Child’s health reasons – (see note 5) 6 Nearness of children’s home and (for Halling Primary School only) ease of access to the school – (see note 6). Please note for children of multiple birth – In the event of a school being oversubscribed where the parent/carer for the final qualifying place(s) available is the parent/carer of twins, triplets or other multiple birth, the Council will give multiple birth applications a higher priority for place than other applications with the 24

exception of children in public care. Parents/carers must tick the appropriate box on the application to indicate the children are of multiple birth.

3 Priority is given to children who have a sibling at the named school. Sibling means children who live as brother/sister in the same house and includes natural siblings, adopted siblings, foster siblings and step siblings. Extended family, for example cousins, living in the same house do not qualify as siblings. The sibling link also applies across ‘paired’ schools. This means if parents/carers are applying for Year R in the infant school and have an older sibling in the ‘paired’ junior school the sibling link will be considered and also if the parent is applying for Year 3 in the junior school and has a younger sibling in the ‘paired’ infant school the sibling link will apply.

Tiebreaker – in the event of a tie within any criterion 1-5 (i.e if two or more children have the same priority in any criterion), places will be allocated to those living closest to the school measured by the shortest available walking route.

Definitions and Notes: 1 Looked after children are children who are (i) in the care of a local authority, or (ii) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (as defined in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making the application for a school. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (under the terms of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, Section 46) or

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Please note that if the older sibling is in Year 6 at the time of application, the link cannot be considered, as they will not be in the school when the younger child would start in September. 4 When a parent/carer applies for a place at a Medway Voluntary Controlled Church of England School, such application must be supported by evidence that either the child or at least one parent/carer is a regular worshipper (the level of attendance should be at least once a month) at a church affiliated to, or represented at “Churches

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Together in England” or the “Evangelical Alliance” and has been for at least 12 months prior to the application being made. Parents/carers must ensure that they have also completed the supplementary information form (SIF) for Medway voluntary controlled church schools.

school using roads and footpaths known to the mapping layer used by the Student Services Admissions Team within the Geographical Information Software (GIS).

The SIF is available from and returnable to any Medway Voluntary Controlled church school (as listed below) and is also available on the Council’s website www.medway.gov.uk

The start point - The centre point of the nearest road or footpath known to the GIS to the seed point of the child’s home (The seed point is a grid reference for the property taken from Ordnance Survey mapping data). This may not always be the postal address road, in rare circumstances where an alternative road or footpath is actually nearer to the seed point of the property this will be used.

The SIF does not constitute an application for the school and parents/carers must complete the Council application as well (either online or paper). The SIF on its own will not be processed unless there is also a valid application for the school.

The end point - A pre defined centre point of the road adjacent the school site or a pre defined centre point within the school site. The same end point is used for all distance calculations to the school concerned.

The SIF must be returned to the school by the closing date for applications (15 January 2013).

The distance - The distance calculated is the shortest available safe walking route known to the Medway GIS using the centre point of streets and other available safe walking routes. The Medway GIS may not know all footpaths that are in existence and certain new roads may not be known. Where a footpath or new road is not known to the GIS an alternative route will be used. Where a child’s home is situated on a new road the distance calculation will begin from the nearest available known road plotted in the GIS. New developments may be subject to this.

Medway Voluntary Controlled church schools: All Saints CE Primary School St Helen’s CE Primary School St John’s CE Infant School St Margaret’s at Troy Town CE VC Primary School St Margaret’s CE Junior School St Nicholas CE Infant School The Pilgrim CE Primary School 5 Medical evidence must be provided to the Student Services Admissions Team. This evidence must demonstrate a specific link between the child’s medical condition and needs and how the named school can meet these needs. The evidence provided must be in writing from a medical practitioner (GP/Consultant).

In certain cases it may not be possible to calculate a distance where the entire route is deemed as a safe walking route. In these circumstances the distance calculated is used purely to prioritise an application for admission. There is no expectation that the walk should be taken.

6 The distance calculated is the shortest available safe walking route between the child’s home and

Halling Primary School only – This school will use the ease of access part of criterion 6, which means:

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• Places are first offered to children living in Upper Halling (as defined in the hatched area on a map which is available at the school), which includes Ladds Farm, and Clements farm areas. • Secondly places are offered to those children living in Halling (as defined in the checkered area on a map which is available at the school) including Formby Cottages to the north and Ladds Lane area to the south. • Any remaining places at Halling Primary School will be offered on nearness of children’s homes to the school.

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Oversubscription criteria for Medway voluntary aided, foundation schools and academies On the following pages are details of the oversubscription criteria for voluntary aided foundation schools and academies. Further details on the full admission arrangements for these schools is available from the relevant school and on our website www.medway.gov.uk. Unless otherwise stated by the individual school the current family association/sibling criterion and the nearness to home/distance criterions are defined in the same way as for community and voluntary controlled schools. All Faiths’ Children’s Community School

Academy

Please note: This school became an academy on 1 June 2012 and, therefore, their oversubscription criteria were determined whilst they were still a community school. As such the details of their oversubscription criteria can be found in the oversubscription criteria for community and voluntary controlled schools.

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Chattenden Primary School

Academy

Please note: This school became an academy on 1 July 2012 and, therefore, their oversubscription criteria were determined whilst they were still a community school. As such the details of their oversubscription criteria can be found in the oversubscription criteria for community and voluntary controlled schools. Cliffe Woods Primary School

Academy

Following receipt of parental preferences, places will be offered to those children with statements of special educational needs where Cliffe Woods Primary School is named. Then, if the number of requests received via the co-ordinated scheme is more than the number of places available, places will be allocated in the following priority order: 1 Children in Public Care – as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admission scheme. 2 Child’s health reasons. Medical evidence must be provided which demonstrates a specific health reason, which requires a child to attend Cliffe Woods Primary School. 3 Current family association (a brother or sister in the school at the time of application and still attending in September 2013) – as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admission scheme. 4 Multiple birth children where Cliffe Woods Primary School is the nearest school to the child’s home. 5 Nearness of child’s home to school measured using Medway Council’s criteria. Where criteria involves measuring distance to a child’s home, the LA’s procedures for ascertaining the shortest available safe route between home and the school will be used.

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In the event of a tie within any criterion before the last, places will be allocated to those living the closest distance to the school as mentioned above. Elaine Primary School

Academy

Please note: This school became an academy on 1 September 2012 and, therefore, their oversubscription criteria were determined whilst they were still a community school. As such the details of their oversubscription criteria can be found in the oversubscription criteria for community and voluntary controlled schools. English Martyrs’ Roman Catholic Primary School

Voluntary Aided

A supplementary information form (SIF) is required for this school in addition to the Medway school application. You must collect this, complete it and return it to the school by the closing date for applications. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places, the Governors will offer places using the following criteria in the order stated: 1 Looked after children (as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admissions scheme). 2 Baptised Catholic children. Evidence of Baptism will be required. 3 Children enrolled in the catechumenate (preparing to become Catholics). Evidence will be required. 4 Children baptised or dedicated into other Christian denominations, Churches affiliated to or represented at “Churches Together in England and Evangelical Alliance”. Evidence will be required. 5 Children who are members of other faiths, whose parents wish them to receive a Christian education. This should be supported by a letter and evidence of their faith will be required.

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6 Any other children. The following order of priorities will be applied when applications within any of the above categories exceed the places available and it is necessary to decide between applications. i A brother or sister on the school roll at the time of admission (as defined by Medway Council). Evidence of the relationship may be required. ii Social, pastoral and medical needs which make the school particularly suitable for the child in question. Strong and relevant evidence must be provided by an appropriate professional authority (eg qualified medical practitioner, education welfare officer, social worker or priest). iii Distance from home to school (as defined by Medway Council). High Halstow Primary School

Academy

Following receipt of parental preferences, places will be offered to those children with statements of special educational needs where High Halstow Primary School is named. Then, if the number of requests received via the co-ordinated scheme is more than the number of places available, places will be allocated in the following priority order: 1 Children in Public Care (as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admission scheme) 2 Child’s health reasons. Medical evidence must be provided which demonstrates a specific health reason, which requires a child to attend High Halstow Primary School. 3 Current family association (a brother or sister in the school at the time of application and still attending in September 2013). 4 Multiple birth children where High Halstow Primary School is the nearest school to the child’s home.

5 Nearness of children’s home measured using Medway Council’s criteria. Where criteria involves measuring distance to a child’s home, the LA’s procedures for ascertaining the shortest available safe route between home and the school will be used. In the event of a tie within any criterion, before the last criterion, places will be allocated to those living the closest distance to the school as mentioned above. Phoenix Junior Academy (formerly Glencoe Junior School)

Academy

Please note: This school became an academy on 1 September 2012 and, therefore, their oversubscription criteria were determined whilst they were still a community school. As such the details of their oversubscription criteria can be found in the oversubscription criteria for community and voluntary controlled schools. St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

Voluntary Aided

4 Children baptised or dedicated into other Christian denominations, Churches affiliated to or represented at “Churches Together in England and Evangelical Alliance”. Evidence will be required. 5 Children who are members of other faiths, whose parents wish them to receive a Christian education. This should be supported by a letter and evidence of their faith will be required. 6 Any other children. The following order of priorities will be applied when applications within any of the above categories exceed the places available and it is necessary to decide between applications. i A brother or sister on the school roll at the time of admission (as defined by Medway Council). Evidence of the relationship may be required. ii Social, pastoral and medical needs which make the school particularly suitable for the child in question. Strong and relevant evidence must be provided by an appropriate professional authority (eg qualified medical practitioner, education welfare officer, social worker or priest). iii Distance from home to school (as defined by Medway Council).

A supplementary information form (SIF) is required for this school in addition to the Medway school application. You must collect this, complete it and return it to the school by the closing date for applications. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places, the Governors will offer places using the following criteria in the order stated: 1 Looked after children. (as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admissions scheme). 2 Baptised Catholic children. Evidence of Baptism will be required. 3 Children enrolled in the catechumenate (preparing to become Catholics). Evidence will be required.

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St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School

Voluntary Aided

A supplementary information form (SIF) is required for this school in addition to the Medway school application. You must collect this, complete it and return it to the school by the closing date for applications. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places, the Governors will offer places using the following criteria in the order stated:1 Looked after children (as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admissions scheme). 2 Baptised Catholic children. Evidence of Baptism will be required. 3 Children enrolled in the catechumenate (preparing to become Catholics). Evidence will be required. 4 Children baptised or dedicated into other Christian denominations, Churches affiliated to or represented at “Churches together in England and Evangelical Alliance”. Evidence will be required. 5 Children who are members of other faiths, whose parents wish them to receive a Christian education. This should be supported by a letter and evidence of their faith will be required.

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6 Any other children. The following order of priorities will be applied when applications within any of the above categories exceed the places available and it is necessary to decide between applications. i A brother or sister on the school roll at the time of admission (as defined by Medway Council). Evidence of the relationship may be required. ii Social, pastoral and medical needs which make the school particularly suitable for the child in question. Strong and relevant evidence must be provided by an appropriate professional authority (eg qualified medical practitioner, education welfare officer, social worker or priest). iii Distance from home to school (as defined by Medway Council). St James’ Church of England Primary School

Voluntary Aided

If the number of preferences received via the co-ordinated scheme is more than 30, places will be offered in the following priority order: (a) Looked After Children, as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admission scheme. (b) Children welcomed into the Christian family of God. (A copy of the baptism certificate of child or written evidence of a Service of Dedication or Thanksgiving for the child or reference from clergy). (c) Current family association – brother or sister at school at the time of admission. The definition of this includes stepbrothers and sisters and children living as a family unit. (d) Child’s health reasons – medical evidence must be provided which demonstrates a specific

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health reason that requires a child to attend the preferred school. (e) Nearness of children’s homes to the school. Distance will be measured in a straight line from the front door of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority. If a decision is necessary between children having the same home address, it will be made by drawing lots. If a child has more than one permanent home address, the nearest will be used for admission purposes. In cases of over subscription, parents can ask for the children’s names to be placed on a waiting list held by the LA for a place at the school where they have been offered a place at a school they ranked lower on their CAF. The children will be ranked according to the school’s over subscription criteria and the co-ordinated scheme and not according to the date when the child’s name was added to the list. St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Voluntary Aided

A supplementary information form (SIF) is required for this school in addition to the Medway school application. You must collect this, complete it and return it to the school by the closing date for applications. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places, the Governors will offer places using the following criteria in the order stated: 1 Looked After Children as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admissions scheme. 2 Baptised Catholic children. Evidence of Baptism will be required.

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3 Children enrolled in the catechumenate (preparing to become Catholics). Evidence will be required. 4 Children baptised or dedicated into other Christian denominations, Churches affiliated to or represented at “Churches Together in England and Evangelical Alliance”. Evidence will be required. 5 Children who are members of other faiths, whose parents wish them to receive a Christian education. This should be supported by a letter and evidence of their faith will be required. 6 Any other children. The following order of priorities will be applied when applications within any of the above categories exceed the places available and it is necessary to decide between applications. i A brother or sister on the school roll at the time of admission (as defined by Medway Council). Evidence of the relationship may be required. ii Social, pastoral and medical needs which make the school particularly suitable for the child in question. Strong and relevant evidence must be provided by an appropriate professional authority (eg qualified medical practitioner, education welfare officer, social worker or priest). iii Distance from home to school (as defined by Medway Council). St Mary’s Island CE Primary School

Voluntary Aided

places available, children in public care (as defined by government regulations) will have priority in both categories 1 and 2 below. The planned admission number (PAN) is 60. 1 If there are more applicants for the one-third church places than places available, preference will be given to children who are on the electoral rolls of St Mark’s Gillingham (which includes the ecumenical Church of St Mary’s Island ), and of St Luke’s Gillingham, our Foundation churches, and then any other Anglican churches. Any remaining places will be offered to children from those families who, in the opinion of the governing body of the school, demonstrate the highest level of Christian commitment as evidenced by the Church Leaders. In the event of a tie, the criterion of nearness to the school will apply. If the church places are undersubscribed, any spare places will be offered as below. 2 The remaining two –thirds of places will be allocated in the following order of priority: a Siblings of children in school at the time of entry. A ‘sibling’ is defined as any child living permanently within the same family. b Other island residents. c Those not resident on the Island. In the event of a tie within (b) or (c) above, preference will be given to those who live nearest to the school. For Island residents, this will be measured as the crow flies. For non-island residents, distance will be measured by road.

A supplementary information form (SIF) is required for this school in addition to the Medway school application. You must collect this, complete it and return it to the school by the closing date for applications. If the number of preferences received via the co-ordinated scheme is more than the number of

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St Michael’s Roman Catholic Primary School

Voluntary Aided

A supplementary information form (SIF) is required for this school in addition to the Medway school application. You must collect this, complete it and return it to the school by the closing date for applications. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places, the Governors will offer places using the following criteria in the order stated: 1 Looked after children as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admission scheme 2 Baptised Catholic children. Evidence of Baptism will be required. 3 Children enrolled in the catechumenate, preparing to become Catholics. Evidence will be required. 4 Children baptised or dedicated into other Christian denominations, “Churches affiliated to or represented at Churches Together in England and Evangelical Alliance.” Evidence will be required. 5 Children who are members of other faiths, whose parents wish them to receive a Christian education. This should be supported by a letter and evidence of their faith will be required.

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6 Any other children. The following order of priorities will be applied when applications within any of the above categories exceed the places available and it is necessary to decide between applications. i A brother or sister on the school roll at the time of admission (as defined by Medway Council). Evidence of the relationship may be required. ii Social, pastoral and medical needs which make the school particularly suitable for the child in question. Strong and relevant evidence must be provided by an appropriate professional authority (eg qualified medical practitioner, attendance advisory practitioner, social worker or priest). iii Distance from home to school (as defined by Medway Council).

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St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Voluntary Aided

A supplementary information form (SIF) is required for this school in addition to the Medway school application. You must collect this, complete it and return it to the school by the closing date for applications. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places, the Governors will offer places using the following criteria in the order stated: 1 Looked after children. (as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admissions scheme). 2 Baptised Catholic children. Evidence of Baptism will be required. 3 Children enrolled in the catechumenate (preparing to become Catholics). Evidence will be required. 4 Children baptised or dedicated into other Christian denominations, Churches affiliated to or represented at “Churches Together in England and Evangelical Alliance”. Evidence will be required. 5 Children who are members of other faiths, whose parents wish them to receive a Christian education. This should be supported by a letter and evidence of their faith will be required. 6 Any other children. The following order of priorities will be applied when applications within any of the above categories exceed the places available and it is necessary to decide between applications. i A brother or sister on the school roll at the time of admission (as defined by Medway Council). Evidence of the relationship may be required. ii Social, pastoral and medical needs which make the school particularly suitable for the child in question. Strong and relevant evidence must be provided by an appropriate

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professional authority (eg qualified medical practitioner, education welfare officer, social worker or priest). iii Distance from home to school (as defined by Medway Council). St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Primary School Voluntary Aided A supplementary information form (SIF) is required for this school in addition to the Medway school application. You must collect this, complete it and return it to the school by the closing date for applications. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places, the Governors will offer places using the following criteria in the order stated:1 Looked after children (as defined by the Medway co-ordinated admissions scheme). 2 Baptised Catholic children. Evidence of Baptism will be required. 3 Children enrolled in the catechumenate (preparing to become Catholics). Evidence will be required. 4 Children baptised or dedicated into other Christian denominations, Churches affiliated to or represented at “Churches Together in England and Evangelical Alliance”. Evidence will be required. 5 Children who are members of other faiths, whose parents wish them to receive a Christian education. This should be supported by a letter and evidence of their faith will be required. 6 Any other children. The following order of priorities will be applied when applications within any of the above categories exceed the places available and it is necessary to decide between applications. i A brother or sister on the school roll at the time of admission (as defined by Medway Council).

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Evidence of the relationship may be required. ii Social, pastoral and medical needs which make the school particularly suitable for the child in question. Strong and relevant evidence must be provided by an appropriate professional authority (e.g. qualified medical practitioner, education welfare officer, social worker or priest). iii Distance from home to school (as defined by Medway Council). St William of Perth Roman Catholic Primary School

Voluntary Aided

A supplementary information form (SIF) is required for this school in addition to the Medway school application. You must collect this, complete it and return it to the school by the closing date for applications. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places, the Governors will offer places using the following criteria in the order stated: 1 Looked after children – as defined in Medway co-ordinated admission scheme. 2 Baptised Catholic children. Evidence of Baptism will be required. 3 Children enrolled in the catechumenate (preparing to become Catholics). Evidence will be required. 4 Children who are baptised members of Eastern Orthodox Churches. Evidence of Baptism will be required. 5 Children baptised or dedicated into other Christian denominations, Churches affiliated to or represented at “Churches Together in England and Evangelical Alliance”. Evidence will be required. 6 Children who are members of other faiths, whose parents wish them to, receive a Christian

education. This should be supported by a letter and evidence of their faith will be required. 7 Any other children. The following order of priorities will be applied when applications within any of the above categories exceed the places available and it is necessary to decide between applications. i A brother or sister on the school roll at the time of admission (as defined by Medway Council). Evidence of the relationship may be required. ii Social, pastoral and medical needs which make the school particularly suitable for the child in question. Strong and relevant evidence must be provided by an appropriate professional authority (eg qualified medical practitioner, education welfare officer, social worker or priest). iii Distance from home to school (as defined by Medway Council).

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Warren Wood Primary School

Foundation

Where the number of applications received via the Medway co-ordinated scheme exceeds 55, the school PAN, places will be allocated in the following priority order: • Children in public care - as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admission scheme; • Current family association (a brother or sister in the school at the time of application and still attending in September 2013) - as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admission scheme, • Child’s health reasons. Medical evidence must be provided which demonstrates a specific health reason which requires a child to attend the preferred school, • Nearness of children’s homes and ease of access to schools (In the event of a tie within any criterion, before the last criterion, places will be allocated to those living closest to the school measured by the shortest available walking route.) Evidence of residence may be required. In cases of over subscription, parents can ask for the children’s names to be placed on a waiting list held by the LA for a place at Warren Wood Primary School. The children will be ranked according to the school’s over subscription criteria and the co-ordinated scheme and not according to the date when the child’s name was added to the list.

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Section ten

The schools

How to use the school pages

Supplementary information form

School contact details

The areas of Medway are colour coded Chatham

Department for Education unique school number

Area of Medway

Gillingham Hoo Lordswood Rainham Rochester

Published admission number for 2013

Strood Twydall Walderslade

Number of preferences received by the school in 2012

School type community (C); voluntary controlled (VC); foundation (F); voluntary aided (VA) or academy (A)

Wigmore/Hempstead

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Last criteria applied for offers in 2012*

Number of places offered on 30 March 2012 (offer day)

Last distance criteria applied for offers in 2012*

* If these sections are blank it means the school was under subscribed on 30 March 2012 and LA allocations (where preferences can’t be met) were made.


Medway infant and primary schools These schools can be named for applications for reception year (Year R) School name

DFE

PAN

Area

Primary/ junior/ infant

Type

Age range

Number of prefs 2012

Places allocated 2012

Last criteria applied

Last distance metres (if applicable)

SIF

All Faiths' Children's Community School Gun Lane, Strood, Rochester ME2 4UF

Phone: 01634 717115

Headteacher: Mrs H Taylor

887 2600

30

Email: office@allfaiths.medway.sch.uk Strood

P

A

Web: www.allfaiths.medway.sch.uk

4-11

45

30

Distance

2210 metres

No

All Saints Church of England Primary School Magpie Hall Road, Chatham ME4 5JY

Phone: 01634 338922

Headteacher: Mrs G Hill

887 3093

45

Email: office@allsaints.medway.sch.uk

Chatham

P

VC

4-11

Web: www.allsaints.medway.sch.uk 163

45

Denom

574 metres

Yes

Allhallows Primary School Avery Way, Allhallows, Rochester ME3 9HR

Phone: 01634 333090

Headteacher: Mrs S James

887 2570

30

Email: office@allhallows.medway.sch.uk Hoo

P

C

4-11

19

Web: www.allhallows.medway.sch.uk 13

-

-

No

Balfour Infant School (paired with Balfour Junior School) Pattens Lane, Rochester ME1 2QT

Phone: 01634 338280

Headteacher: Mrs Barbara Padmore

887 2215

90

Email: office@balfourinf.medway.sch.uk

Chatham

I

C

4-7

243

Web: www.balfourinf.medway.sch.uk 90

Distance

928 metres

No

Barnsole Primary School Barnsole Road, Gillingham ME7 2JG

Phone: 01634 333380

Headteacher: Mrs A Pullen

887 2396

90

Email: office@barnsoleprimary.medway.sch.uk

Gillingham

P

C

4-11

165

Web: www.barnsoleprimary.medway.sch.uk 76

-

-

No

Bligh Infant School (paired with Bligh Junior School) Bligh Way, Strood, Rochester ME2 2XJ

Phone: 01634 336220

Headteacher: Miss T Gobell

887 2537

60

Email: office@bligh-inf.medway.sch.uk Strood

I

C

4-7

Web: www.bligh-inf.medway.sch.uk

109

60

Distance

1623 metres

No

Brompton Westbrook Primary School, Kings Bastion, Brompton, Gillingham ME7 5DQ

Phone: 01634 844152

Headteacher: Mrs Jane Heyes

Email: office@bromptonwestbrook.medway.sch.uk Web: www.bromptonwestbrook.medway.sch.uk

887 2646

45

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Gillingham

P

C

4-11

www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions

65

41

-

-

No

33


School name

DFE

PAN

Area

Primary/ junior/ infant

Type

Age range

Number of prefs 2012

Places allocated 2012

Last criteria applied

Last distance metres (if applicable)

SIF

Burnt Oak Primary School and Children’s Centre Richmond Road, Gillingham ME7 1LS

Phone: 01634 334344

Headteacher: Dr Heidi Barton

887 3760

60

Email: office@burntoak.medway.sch.uk

Gillingham

P

C

4-11

97

Web: www.burntoak.medway.sch.uk 58

-

-

No

Byron Primary School Byron Road, Gillingham ME7 5XX

Phone: 01634 852981

Headteacher: Mr James Fernie

887 2644

75

Email: office@byron.medway.sch.uk

Gillingham

P

C

4-11

Web: www.byron.school-portal.co.uk 168

75

-

-

No

Chattenden Primary School (Peninsula Gateway Academy Trust) Chattenden Lane, Chattenden, Rochester ME3 8LF Phone: 01634 250861 Email: office@chattenden.medway.sch.uk Principal: Mrs H Walding NPQH,LLE

887 2209

30

Hoo

P

A

4-11

68

Web: www.chattenden.medway.sch.uk 30

Distance

3070 metres

No

Cliffe Woods Primary School View Road, Cliffe Woods, Rochester ME3 8UJ

Phone: 01634 220822

Headteacher: Mr Tim Watson

887 2588

45

Email: admin@cliffewoods.org.uk Hoo

P

A

Web: www.cliffewoods.org.uk

4-11

96

47

Distance

5776 metres

No

Cuxton Community Infant School (paired with Cuxton Community Junior School) Bush Road, Cuxton, Rochester ME2 1EY

Phone: 01634 337720

Headteacher: Sandra Jones

887 2208

50

Email: office@cuxtoninf.medway.sch.uk Strood

I

C

4-7

73

Web: www.cuxtoninfantschool.co.uk 45

-

-

No

Deanwood Primary School and Children’s Centre Long Catlis Road, Parkwood ME8 9TX

Phone: 01634 231901 Email: office@deanwood.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: TBA

887 2684

30

Rainham

P

C

4-11

32

Web: www.deanwood.medway.sch.uk 14

-

-

No

Delce Infant School, Nursery and Children’s Centre (paired with Delce Junior School) Fleet Road, Rochester ME1 2QA

Phone: 01634 844127

Headteacher: Miss D Atkinson

887 2216

90

Email: office@delceinf.medway.sch.uk

Rochester

I

C

4-7

Web: www.delceinfants.org.uk 166

90

-

-

No

Elaine Primary School Elaine Avenue, Strood, Rochester ME2 2YN

Phone: 01634 335740

Headteacher: TBA

887 2671

34

50

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Email: office@elaine.medway.sch.uk Strood

P

A

4-11

www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions

Web: www.elaine.medway.sch.uk 51

25

-

-

No


School name

DFE

PAN

Area

Primary/ junior/ infant

Type

Age range

Number of prefs 2012

Places allocated 2012

Last criteria applied

Last distance metres (if applicable)

SIF

English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School Frindsbury Road, Strood, Rochester ME2 4JA

Phone: 01634 718964 Email: office@englishmartyrs.medway.sch.uk Web: www.englishmartyrs.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Jill Oliver

887 3729

30

Strood

P

VA

4-11

54

28

-

-

Yes

Fairview Community Primary School Drewery Drive, Wigmore ME8 0NU

Phone: 01634 338710 Email: office@fairviewprimary.medway.sch.uk Web: www.fairview.school-protal.co.uk

Headteacher: Debbie Willis

887 3759

90

Wig/Hemp

P

C

4-11

186

60

Distance

1411 metres

No

Featherby Infant and Nursery School (paired with Featherby Junior School) Allington Road, Gillingham ME8 6PD

Phone: 01634 231072 Email: office@featherby-inf.medway.sch.uk Web: www.featherby-inf.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs J Thompson

887 2401

90

Twydall

I

C

4-7

132

74

-

-

No

Gordon School Federation - Infant (paired with Gordon School Federation - Junior ) Gordon Road, Strood, Rochester ME2 3HQ

Phone: 01634 719971

Headteacher: Mrs A J Carter

887 2220

60

Email: office@gordonfed.medway.sch.uk Strood

I

C

4-7

97

Web: www.gordoninf.medway.sch.uk 36

-

-

No

Greenvale Infant and Nursery School (paired with Phoenix Junior Academy) Symons Avenue, Chatham ME4 5UP

Phone: 01634 409521

Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Allnutt

887 2198

60

Email: office@greenvale.medway.sch.uk

Chatham

I

C

4-11

99

Web: www.greenvale.medway.sch.uk 60

Distance

653 metres

No

Halling Primary School Howlsmere Close, Halling ME2 1ER

Phone: 01634 240258

Headteacher: Mrs W Donnelly

887 2211

40

Email: office@halling.medway.sch.uk Strood

P

C

4-11

Web: www.halling.medway.sch.uk 42

25

-

-

No

Hempstead Infant School (paired with Hempstead Junior School) Hempstead Road, Hempstead ME7 3QG

Phone: 01634 365969

Headteacher: Mrs K Dadd

887 2638

90

Email: office@hempsteadinf.medway.sch.uk

Wig/Hemp

I

C

4-7

177

Web: www.school-portal.co.uk 90

Distance

4357 metres

No

High Halstow Primary School Harrison Drive, Rochester ME3 8TF

Phone: 01634 251098 Email: office@highhalstow.medway.sch.uk Web: www.highhalstowprimaryschool.org.uk

Headteacher: Mrs G Stangroom (acting)

887 2421

30

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Hoo

P

A

4-11

52

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27

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-

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School name

DFE

PAN

Area

Primary/ junior/ infant

Type

Age range

Number of prefs 2012

Places allocated 2012

Last criteria applied

Last distance metres (if applicable)

SIF

Hilltop Primary School Hilltop Road, Frindsbury, Strood ME2 4QN

Phone: 01634 710312

Headteacher: Mr G Evans

887 2499

60

Email: office@hilltop.medway.sch.uk Strood

P

C

4-11

Web: www.hilltop.medway.sch.uk 168

60

Distance

1285 metres

No

Hoo St Werburgh Primary School and Marlborough Centre Pottery Road, Hoo, Rochester ME3 9BS Phone: 01634 338040 Email: office@hoo-st-werburgh.medway.sch.uk Web: www.hoo-st-werburgh.medway.sch.uk Headteacher: Jo Trickett

887 2213

60

Hoo

P

C

4-11

78

58

-

-

No

Horsted Federation - Infants (paired with Horsted Federation - Juniors) Barberry Avenue, Chatham ME4 9TF

Phone: 01634 863395

Headteacher: Mr Steve Geary

887 2439

60

Email: office@horsted-inf.medway.sch.uk

Chatham

I

C

4-7

112

Web: www.horsted-inf.medway.sch.uk 60

Distance

4161 metres

No

Kingfisher Primary School and Children's Centre Kingfisher Drive, Walderslade ME5 7NX

Phone: 01634 335850

Headteacher: Mr R Veale

887 2652

30

Email: office@kingfisher.medway.sch.uk

Walderslade

P

C

4-11

53

Web: www.school-portal.co.uk 30

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No

Lordswood School Lordswood Lane, Lordswood ME5 8NN

Phone: 01634 333670 Email: office@lordswoodschool.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs A Campbell

887 2448

60

Lordswood

I

C

4-11

67

Web: www.school-portal.co.uk 37

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No

Luton Infant and Nursery School (paired with Luton Junior School) Alexandra Road, Chatham ME4 5AP

Phone: 01634 843019

Headteacher: Mrs S Lythgoe

887 2201

90

Email: office@lutoninf.medway.sch.uk

Chatham

I

C

Web: www.school-portal.co.uk

4-7

59

73

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No

Maundene Primary School Swallow Rise, Walderslade ME5 7QB

Phone: 01634 864721

Headteacher: Mr N Jones

887 2580

60

Email: office@maundene.medway.sch.uk

Walderslade

P

C

4-11

148

Web: www.maundene.co.uk 60

Distance

1018 metres

No

Miers Court Primary School Silverspot Close, Rainham ME8 8JR

Phone: 01634 388943

Headteacher: Mrs Lisa Evans

887 2623

36

60

apply online

Email: enquiries@mierscourt.medway.sch.uk

Rainham

P

C

4-11

192

www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions

Web: www.mierscourt.medway.sch.uk 60

Distance

1742 metres

No


School name

DFE

PAN

Area

Primary/ junior/ infant

Type

Age range

Number of prefs 2012

Places allocated 2012

Last criteria applied

Last distance metres (if applicable)

SIF

Napier Community Primary and Nursery School Napier Road, Gillingham ME7 4HG

Phone: 01634 574920

Headteacher: Mrs Zerina Slade

887 2406

90

Email: office@napier.medway.sch.uk

Gillingham

P

C

4-11

Web: www.napierprimary.org.uk 143

60

Distance

973 metres

No

New Road School and Nursery Unit Bryant Street, Chatham ME4 5QN

Phone: 01634 843084

Headteacher: Miss E H Caldwell

887 2202

45

Email: office@newroad.medway.sch.uk

Chatham

P

C

4-11

98

Web: www.newroad.medway.sch.uk 45

Distance

678 metres

No

Oaklands School Weedswood Road, Walderslade ME5 0QS

Phone: 01634 333810

Headteacher: Joy Callan

887 2433

60

Email: oaklandsfed@medway.sch.uk

Walderslade

P

C

Web: www.oaklandsjnr.medway.sch.uk

4-11

68

47

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-

No

Parkwood Infant School (paired with Parkwood Junior School) Deanwood Drive, Rainham ME8 9LP

Phone: 01634 234625

Headteacher: Miss L J Mackenzie BEd

887 2494

90

Email: office@parkwoodinf.medway.sch.uk

Rainham

I

C

4-7

184

Web: www.parkwoodinf.medway.sch.uk 90

Distance

2547 metres

No

Riverside Primary School St Edmund's Way, Rainham ME8 8ET

Phone: 01634 338700

Headteacher: Mrs K Frame

887 3757

25

Email: office@riverside.medway.sch.uk

Rainham

P

C

4-11

Web: www.riverside.medway.sch.uk 30

24

-

-

No

Saxon Way Primary School Church Path, Ingram Road, Gillingham ME7 1SJ Phone: 01634 852320 Headteacher: TBA

887 2686

30

Email: office@saxon-way.medway.sch.uk

Gillingham

P

C

4-11

90

Web: www.saxon-way.medway.org.uk 30

Distance

720 metres

No

Sherwin Knight Community Infant School (paired with Sherwin Knight Junior School) Cedar Road, Strood ME2 2JP

Phone: 01634 338260

Headteacher: Mr L Murphy

Email: office@sherwinknight-inf.medway.sch.uk

887 2469

75

Strood

I

C

Web: www.sherwinknight-inf.medway.sch.uk

4-7

87

52

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-

No

Skinner Street Primary School Skinner Street, Gillingham ME7 1LG

Phone: 01634 850213

Headteacher: Mrs D Rougvie-Fevrier

887 2408

60

apply online

Email: enquiries@skinnerst.medway.sch.uk

Gillingham

P

C

4-11

www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions

78

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School name

DFE

PAN

Area

Primary/ junior/ infant

Type

Age range

Number of prefs 2012

Places allocated 2012

Last criteria applied

Last distance metres (if applicable)

SIF

St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School Deanwood Drive, Rainham ME8 9NP

Phone: 01634 371892

Headteacher: Mrs K Sexton

887 3752

30

Email: office@staugustine.medway.sch.uk

Rainham

P

VA

4-11

48

Web: www.saccp.org.uk 23

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Yes

St Benedict's Catholic Primary School Lambourn Way, Lordswood ME5 8PU

Phone: 01634 669700

Headteacher: Mrs B Salamonczyk

887 3753

30

Email: office@st-benedicts.medway.sch.uk

Lordswood

P

VA

4-11

68

Web: www.st-benedicts.medway.sch.uk 30

Distance

2754 metres

Yes

St Helen's Church of England Primary School Church Street, Cliffe, Rochester ME3 7PU

Phone: 01634 220246

Headteacher: Mrs V Barr

887 3096

30

Email: office@sthelens.medway.sch.uk Hoo

P

VC

4-11

Web: website under construction 27

15

-

-

Yes

St James' Church of England Primary School and Children’s Centre High Street, Isle of Grain, Rochester ME3 0BS

Phone: 01634 270341

Headteacher: Mrs G Wilson

887 3327

30

Email: office@stjames.medway.sch.uk Hoo

P

VA

4-11

Web: www.stjamesisleofgrain.org.uk 22

23

-

-

No

St John’s CE Infant School (paired with Balfour Junior School) 4 New Street, Chatham ME4 6RH

Phone: 01634 844135

Headteacher: Mrs M Ryan

887 3095

30

Email: office@stjohns.medway.sch.uk

Chatham

I

VC

4-7

Web: www.stjohns.medway.sch.uk 51

30

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-

Yes

898 metres

Yes

St Margaret's at Troy Town Church of England (VC) Primary School and Children’s Centre, King Street, Rochester ME1 1YF Phone: 01634 843843

Email: office@st-margaretsattroytown.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs Jennifer Faik

887 3293

30

Rochester

Web: www.st-margaretsattroytown.medway.sch.uk P

VC

4-11

88

30

Denom

St Margaret's Infant School (paired with St Margaret’s Church of England Junior School) Orchard Street, Rainham ME8 9AE

Phone: 01634 231327

Headteacher: Mrs P Fewtrell

887 2479

Email: office@stmargaretsinf.medway.sch.uk Web: www.stmaragaretsinf.medway.sch.uk 90

Rainham

I

C

4-7

171

90

Distance

1660 metres

No

St Mary's Catholic Primary School Greenfield Road, Gillingham ME7 1YH

Phone: 01634 855783

Headteacher: Mrs Bernadette Long

887 3755

38

60

apply online

Email: office@stmarysrcp.medway.sch.uk

Gillingham

P

VA

4-11

129

www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions

Web: www.stmarysrcp.medway.sch.uk 60

Denom

808 metres

Yes


School name

DFE

PAN

Area

Primary/ junior/ infant

Type

Age range

Number of prefs 2012

Places allocated 2012

Last criteria applied

Last distance metres (if applicable)

SIF

St Mary's Island CE (Aided) Primary School Island Way West, St Mary's Island ME4 3ST

Phone: 01634 891050 Email: office@st-marys-island.medway.sch.uk Web: www.st-marys-island.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs C Easton

887 3756

60

Gillingham

P

VA

4-11

94

60

Denom

7188 metres

Yes

St Michael's RC Primary School Hills Terrace, Chatham ME4 6PX

Phone: 01634 832578

Headteacher: Mr D McBride

887 3712

56

Email: office@st-michaels.medway.sch.uk

Chatham

P

VA

4-11

84

Web: www.st-michaels.medway.sch.uk 56

Denom

4595 metres

Yes

St Nicholas CE Infant School London Road, Strood ME2 3HU

Phone: 01634 717120

Headteacher: Mrs A M Hutton

887 3102

40

Email: office@st-nicholas.medway.sch.uk Strood

I

VC

4-7

71

Web: www.st-nicholas.medway.sch.uk 40

Distance

712 metres

Yes

St Peter's Infant School Holcombe Road, Rochester ME1 2HU

Phone: 01634 843590

Headteacher: Mrs D Curzon

887 2665

40

Email: office@stpeters.medway.sch.uk

Rochester

I

C

4-7

Web: www.stpeters.medway.sch.uk 114

39

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No

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School Bleakwood Road, Walderslade ME5 0NF Headteacher: Mrs M S Williams

Phone: 01634 864701 Email: office@st-thomasmore.medway.sch.uk Web: www.st-thomasmore.medway.sch.uk 887 3736

60

Walderslade

P

VA

4-11

145

60

Denom

3618 metres

Yes

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School Romany Road, Gillingham ME8 6JH

Phone: 01634 234677

Headteacher: Mrs A Myatt

887 3732

30

Email: offig001@medway.org.uk Twydall

P

VA

Web: www.st-thomascanterbury.medway.sch.uk

4-11

65

30

-

-

Yes

Distance

1995 metres

Yes

St William of Perth RC Primary School, Canon Close, Maidstone Road, Rochester ME1 3LF Phone: 01634 404267

Email: office@stwilliamperth.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs A Keywood

887 3746

30

Rochester

Web: www.stwilliamperth.medway.sch.uk P

VA

4-11

65

30

Stoke Community School Allhallows Road, Lower Stoke, Rochester ME3 9SL Headteacher: Mr N McDonough

Phone: 01634 270268

887 2194

20

apply online

Hoo

Email: office@stoke.medway.sch.uk P

C

4-11

www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions

19

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School name

DFE

PAN

Area

Primary/ junior/ infant

Type

Age range

Number of prefs 2012

Places allocated 2012

Last criteria applied

Last distance metres (if applicable)

SIF

Swingate Infant and Nursery School (paired with Spinnens Acre Junior) Sultan Road, Lordswood ME5 8TJ

Phone: 01634 863778

Headteacher: Miss K Boon

887 2549

90

Email office@swingate.medway.sch.uk

Lordswood

I

C

4-7

Web: www.swingate.medway.sch.uk

126

90

Distance

5998 metres

No

Temple Mill Primary School Cliffe Road, Strood ME2 3NL

Phone: 01634 338200

Headteacher: Mrs Jane Bright

887 2685

30

Email: office@templemill.medway.sch.uk Strood

P

C

4-11

68

Web: website under construction 30

Distance

7245 metres

No

Thames View Primary School Bloors Lane, Rainham ME8 7DX

Phone: 01634 335490 Email: office@thamesviewprimary.sch.uk Web: www.thamesviewprimary.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs Pauline Milton

887 2592

60

Rainham

P

C

4-11

127

60

Distance

3706 metres

No

The Pilgrim CE Primary School Warwick Crescent, Borstal ME1 3LF

Phone: 01634 335959

Headteacher: Mrs Jan Taylor

887 3758

30

Email: office@pilgrim.medway.sch.uk

Rochester

P

VC

Web: www.thepilgrimschool.co.uk

4-11

82

30

Denom

1073 metres

Yes

Twydall Primary School Twydall Lane, Gillingham ME8 6JS

Phone: 01634 231761 Email: office@twydallprimary.medway.sch.uk Web: www.twydallprimary.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs S Fedosiuk

887 2754

75

Twydall

P

C

4-11

142

77

Distance

1438 metres

No

Wainscott Primary School Wainscott Road, Wainscott ME2 4JY

Phone: 01634 717301

Headteacher: Mrs E Edwins

887 2210

30

Email: office@wainscott.medway.sch.uk Strood

P

C

4-11

117

Web: www.school-portal.co.uk 30

Distance

1381 metres

No

Walderslade Primary School Dargets Road, Walderslade ME5 8BJ Headteacher: Mrs A Milne

Phone: 01634 337766 887 2203

Email: office@walderslade-pri.medway.sch.uk 30

Walderslade

P

C

4-11

Web: www.walderslade-pri.medway.sch.uk 143

30

Distance

1064 metres

No

Warren Wood Primary School Arethusa Road, Rochester ME1 2UR

Phone: 01634 337227 Email: office@warrenwood.medway.sch.uk Web: www.warrenwood.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs Belinda Beckhelling

887 2640

40

55

apply online

Rochester

P

F

4-11

www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions

39

31

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No


School name

DFE

PAN

Area

Primary/ junior/ infant

Type

Age range

Number of prefs 2012

Places allocated 2012

Last criteria applied

Last distance metres (if applicable)

SIF

Wayfield Community Primary School Wayfield Road, Chatham ME5 0HH

Phone: 01634 336350

Headteacher: Mrs V Rose

887 2668

30

Email: office@wayfield.medway.sch.uk

Chatham

P

C

4-11

Web: website under construction 48

30

Distance

2488 metres

No

Woodlands Primary School Woodlands Road, Gillingham ME7 2DU

Phone: 01634 338778

Headteacher: Mr N Fiddaman

887 2412

60

Email: office@woodlands.medway.sch.uk

Gillingham

P

C

4-11

114

Web: www.thewoodlands.org.uk 60

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-

No

Medway junior schools These schools can be named for transfer from infant to junior school (Year 3) Balfour Junior School (paired with Balfour Infant School) Balfour Road, Chatham ME4 6QX

Phone: 01634 843833

Headteacher: Mrs Kim Parnell

887 2214

120

Email: office@balfour-jun.medway.sch.uk

Chatham

J

C

7-11

145

Web: www.balfour-jun.medway.sch.uk 116

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-

No

Bligh Junior School (paired with Bligh Infant School) Bligh Way, Strood, Rochester ME2 2XJ

Phone: 01634 336220

Headteacher: Miss T Gobell

887 2492

60

Email: office@blighjnr.medway.sch.uk Strood

J

C

7-11

Web: www.blighjnr.medway.sch.uk 75

53

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-

No

Cuxton Community Junior School (paired with Cuxton Community Infant School) Bush Road, Cuxton, Rochester ME2 1EZ

Phone: 01634 718532

Headteacher: Miss T Terry

887 2540

50

Email: office@cuxtonjnr.medway.sch.uk Strood

J

C

7-11

Web: www.cuxtonjnr.medway.sch.uk 72

55

Distance

586 metres

No

Delce Junior School (paired with Delce Infant School) The Tideway, Rochester ME1 2NJ

Phone: 01634 845242

Headteacher: Ms Karen L White MA (SESI)

887 2413

130

Email: office@delcejuniors.co.uk

Rochester

J

C

7-11

Web: www.delce-jun.medway.sch.uk 87

74

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No

Featherby Junior School (paired with Featherby Infant) Chilham Road, Gillingham ME8 6BT

Phone: 01634 231984 Email: admin@featherby-jun.medway.sch.uk Web: www.featherby-jun.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Barry Symons

887 2400

90

apply online

Twydall

J

C

7-11

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76

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School name

DFE

PAN

Area

Primary/ junior/ infant

Type

Age range

Number of prefs 2012

Places allocated 2012

Last criteria applied

Last distance metres (if applicable)

SIF

Gordon School Federation - Junior (paired with Gordon School Federation - Infant) Gordon Road, Strood, Rochester ME2 3HQ

Phone: 01634 719971

Headteacher: Mrs A J Carter

887 2218

100

Email: office@gordonfed.medway.sch.uk Strood

J

C

7-11

78

Web: www.gordon-jun.medway.sch.uk 67

-

-

No

Hempstead Junior School (paired with Hempstead Infant School) Birch Grove, Hempstead ME7 5HJ

Phone: 01634 371823 Email: office@hempsteadjnr.medway.sch.uk Web: www.hempsteadjnr.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mr D Bignell

887 2403

90

Wig/Hemp

J

C

7-11

112

89

-

-

No

Horsted Federation - Juniors (paired with Horsted Federation - Infants) Barberry Avenue, Chatham ME4 9TF

Phone: 01634 861794

Headteacher: Steve Geary

887 2506

60

Email: office@horstedjnr.medway.sch.uk

Chatham

J

C

7-11

63

Web: www.horstedjnr.medway.sch.uk 59

-

-

No

Luton Junior School (paired with Luton Infant School) Luton Road, Chatham ME4 5AW

Phone: 01634 844149

Headteacher: Mrs Davidner Jandu

887 2199

90

Email: office@lutonjnr.medway.sch.uk

Chatham

J

C

Web: www.lutonjuniorschool.co.uk

7-11

47

39

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-

No

Parkwood Junior School (paired with Parkwood Infant School) Deanwood Drive, Rainham ME8 9LP

Phone: 01634 234699 Email: office@parkwood-jun.medway.sch.uk Web: www.parkwood-jun.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mr A Moir

887 2493

90

Rainham

J

C

7-11

94

77

-

-

No

46

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-

No

Phoenix Junior Academy (previously Glencoe Junior School, paired with Greenvale Infant and Nursery School) Glencoe Road, Chatham ME4 5QD

Phone: 01634 829009

Headteacher: Mr A Lucas

887 2196

60

Email: TBA

Chatham

J

Web: TBA A

7-11

60

Sherwin Knight Junior School (paired with Sherwin Knight Community Infant School) Cedar Road, Strood ME2 2JP

Phone: 01634 717166

Headteacher: Mr Mark Dawson

Email: office@sherwinknight-jun.medway.sch.uk

887 2450

75

Strood

J

C

Web: www.sherwinknight-jun.medway.sch.uk

7-11

76

61

-

-

No

Spinnens Acre Community Junior School (paired with Swingate Infant) Sultan Road, Lordswood ME5 8TJ

Phone: 01634 660618 Email: office@spinnensacre.medway.sch.uk Web: www.spinnensacre.medway.sch.uk

Headteacher: Miss K Boon

887 2630

90

Lordswood

J

C

7-11

88

83

-

-

No

-

Yes

St Margaret's C of E Junior School (paired with St Margaret’s Infant School) Orchard Street, Rainham ME8 9AE

Phone: 01634 230998

Headteacher: Mr C P Gabbett

887 3195

42

90

apply online

Email: office@stmargarets.org.uk

Rainham

J

VC

7-11

Web: www.stmargarets.org.uk 101

www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions

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Do I live in Medway? If yes, then you must apply for schools through the Medway application process. Is my child the correct age to apply for schools? For admission to Reception Year, children must be born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 For transfer from infant to junior school (Year 3 in junior schools only, children must be born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 Have I read the Admission to Primary School Booklet? Have I contacted Student Services Admissions Team to ask any questions about any part of the process I don’t understand? Have I decided which schools, and how many, I want to apply for? Have I contacted the schools I am interested in to ask any questions about the school and/or arrange a visit? Have I completed the Medway Council school application (online or paper) and submitted it by the closing date (15 January 2013)? Do any of the school’s I have applied for require me to complete a Supplementary Information Form? If yes, then you must collect the form from the relevant school, complete it and return it directly to the school. This is in addition to the Medway application that you need to complete.

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