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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 2021 Admissions to Year R

The admissions process for Entry to Year R September 2021 is co-ordinated by Kent County Council and runs from 5th November 2020 until 15th January 2021.


Systems are currently being looked at regarding tours for prospective parents. However, it is unlikely that we will have tours of the school and tours are likely to be virtual. We hope to put a virtual tour on the school website in due course.


Information about the application process can be found on line at KCC Primary Admissions 


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 Local Authority (KCC) 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, where the family continue to live at the same address as when the sibling was admitted or, if they have moved, live within 2 miles of the school, or have moved to a property that is nearer to the school than the previous property. (In this context sibling means 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 - Priority will be given to those children (or their parents/carers) whose  mental or physical impairment means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend Herne Infant School. Such claims will need to be supported by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner who can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and Herne Infant School
  • Nearness of children's homes


Full information regarding oversubscription criteria can be found here 


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 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: 03000 412121.


Please use the link for further information regarding KCC In Year Admissions


Nursery Admissions

All applications for Nursery places are dealt with by the school. Please send your completed Nursery Application Form directly to the school. Further information can be found under the 'Windmill Nursery' tab.


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