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Admission Process 



Herne CE Infant & Nursery School adheres to the admission’s criteria published by Kent County Council. In line with government legislation this will limit class numbers to a maximum of 30 children. The school’s published admissions number is 90 in each year group.


September 2020 Admissions to Year R

Applications should be made online. The admissions process for Entry to Year R September 2020 is co-ordinated by Kent County Council and runs from 5th November 2019 until 15th January 2020.


Information about applications can be found on line at KCC Admissions Online Application


'Make Your Mind Up' Tours of the School

Monday 14th October, 9.30am

Wednesday 6th November, 1.30pm

Tuesday 19th November, 9.30am

The tours are for parents/carers and we would ask that children do not attend.

Please contact the school office, 01227 740793, to book a place.


If you require any help with Admissions please contact the school office who will be happy to help.


Annual Admissions Process to Reception Year

All children start school in the September of the school year in which they are five 
The school does not have a catchment area - places are allocated by the LA according to the school's admission criteria, as follows:


  • Children in Local Authority Care
  • Current Family Association - Sibling in Herne Infant or Junior school at time of entry. (Children who live as brother and sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers or sisters. This does not include cousins)
  • Health and Special Access reasons
  • Nearness of children's homes

These criteria are also used in the oversubscription process.


Applications are made annually on line between November and January through the Local Authority website.
Parents are informed by the LA which school their child has been allocated.

Please note: all dates are set by the LA and may differ from those shown. 

In Year Admissions

If you are looking for a school place in Year R, 1 or 2 please contact the school office to find out if there any places available.  Schools deal with all In Year applications and maintain their own waiting lists. You will need to download and complete an In Year Admission Form (see below) and send it to the school you wish to apply for. Further advice on available places in schools can be gained from Kent County Council Admissions and Transport Department, Tel: 0300 333 6472.


Please use the link for further information regarding KCC Primary Admissions Arrangements


Nursery Admissions

All applications for Nursery places are dealt with by the school. Please send your completed Nursery Application Form (see below) directly to the school.

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