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Pupils will be admitted to the school without reference to ability, aptitude or background.

The school's standard number is 60, which means that admission for up to 60 children will be provided for each year. Admissions to our Reception classes will be at the beginning of the academic year in which a child's fifth birthday falls. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, specific criteria will be applied.  

Our policy document below provides further information and details of the admissions criteria and how to apply for a place at South Avenue Primary School.

Further information relating to the Admissions Procedure can be found by clicking here on the Kent County Council website.


Our appeals information for our September 2023 intake will be published in January 2023
From KCC:

If you are unhappy with the school place you've been offered, you can appeal for any of the schools you named in your application.

We recommend you still accept the place your child has been offered. This will not affect your appeal and will guarantee your child has a school place if your appeal is unsuccessful. If your appeal is successful you must remember to tell the school you were originally offered that you no longer want the place.

If you weren't offered your chosen school, this is usually because the school is full and there were other children who more closely met the school’s oversubscription criteria.

KCC Online Primary School Appeals Form

For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.