The deadline for entry and appeals for Reception Class entry to Chiddingstone School for September 2021 has now expired. Please follow procedure for In Year Applications below for late applications.
As an Academy, Chiddingstone Church of England School is it's own Admissions Authority - please click below to read our Admissions Policy for entry to Chiddingstone School in September 2022.
Our published admissions number (PAN) is 30 and is the maximum number of children that the school can accommodate in each year group. Applications for entry to Reception must be made via Kent County Council's Admissions at the appropriate time (for entry in September 2022 this is between 6 November 2021 and 17 January 2022). During this process, applicants will be ranked by the school in strict accordance with our oversubscription criteria as set out in our Admissions Policy, as well as the Schools Admission Code 2021.
This policy also applies to In Year Applications for places at the school in year groups other than Reception class. An In Year Casual Admission Form should be downloaded from the KCC website here, completed and returned direct to the school. In the event that a place is not available, you will be informed in writing and, should you require, your child will be placed on the waiting list maintained by the school, again ranked in strict accordance with our oversubscription criteria as set out in our Admissions Policy, as well as the Schools Admission Code 2021.
If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022 you can appeal between 16 April and 17 May 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 16 July 2021. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.