If you are considering choosing St. Stephen’s Infant School for your child please come and visit us – we would be delighted to show you around, tell you about our school and answer any questions you may have.
There are 90 places available for new entrants into the Foundation Stage classes each year.
We have 3 Foundation Stage classes where the children enjoy learning in an engaging environment supported by their teachers, teaching assistants and peers. Class numbers in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 classes are not permitted to exceed 30 children.
Admissions to the school for children entering the Foundation Stage classes are administered by the Local Authority through the Common Application Form which must be submitted online by parents during the period November to January. Further information on the arrangements for entry to primary school can be found on www.kent.gov.uk , or in the Admission to Primary School booklet.
You can apply for a place from 6th November 2017, the closing date is 15th January 2018. After you have applied for a place you will be informed by the Local Authority of their decision on or after 16th April 2018. Information on how to accept the offered place or appeal if your child is not allocated a place is included with the notification letter. Parents accepted for a place must provide evidence of the child's date of birth (birth certificate/passport) and proof of current address (e.g. utility bill dated from the last three months or a council tax bill).
In year admissions:
If you have recently moved to the area or are planning to do so, and you would like your child to transfer from their current school, you should initially contact the school to establish if we have a vacancy in your child's year group. You will then need to apply via the school through an In Year Casual Admissions Form.
All application forms and admissions booklets are available to download from: