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Boughton Monchelsea Primary School


Admissions for Reception Class

Children begin their school life in the September following their fourth birthday, joining our Reception Class of 30 pupils. Applications for children due to start primary school in September 2023 will open on 4th November 2022 and will close on 16th January 2023. 
Parents are encouraged to apply online at www.kent.gov.uk/ola and will be informed of which school they have been offered in April 2023.  More information can be found at www.kent.gov.uk/schooladmissions

The oversubscription criteria for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools are:

· Children in Local Authority Care and children who have been adopted from Care

· Current Family Association (sibling)

· Health, Social and Special Access Reasons

· Nearness of Children’s Homes to School

For advice call 03000 41 21 21  or email primaryadmissions@kent.gov.uk.The school follows the local authority’s admissions policy, a copy of which is available here.

School Tours for Reception Intake 2023-2024

School visits for the above Reception class intake took place in November 2022.

There are no more tours arranged for this year. If you would like to know more about our school, please view our website. 


In order to support parents and their children as they join our school, we offer a series of transition events in the summer term before they start in our Year R class in September. Your Year R child will be paired with a Year 6 Buddy, who will support them as they start school and throughout the year. In September, all Reception children stay for mornings only for the first five school days.  In the second week, children stay for lunch and in week three they will be with us all day.  Prior to a child starting in our Reception Class, parents and carers will be offered the opportunity to have a home visit, where school staff can meet children in their familiar surroundings.

In Year Admissions

Parents seeking a place for their child during the school year should download an ‘In Year Admission Form’ (IYAF) from this website and return it to the school. We will then inform you as to whether a place is available or not.  Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to join the waiting list for places should a vacancy arise.

IYAF (In Year Admission Form)


You can appeal if you have been refused a place at your preferred school. More information is available here. No discrimination will be shown to a prospective pupil on the grounds of race, sex or ability nor to those with disabilities once mainstream schooling has been deemed to be the most appropriate placing.