There are 90 places available for new entrants into the Foundation Stage classes each year.
We have three 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 of 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.
Applications open on 5th November 2021, and close on 17th January 2022. After you have applied for a place you will be informed by the Local Authority of their decision on or after 19th April 2022. 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 who wish to accept the place at St Stephen's Infant School must provide evidence confirming the child's date of birth (short 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, or you would like your child to transfer from their current primary school to St Stephen's Infant School, you should initially contact the school office to establish if we have a vacancy in the required year group for your child. You will then need to apply via the school through an In Year Admissions Form.
All application forms and admissions booklets are available to download from: