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The admissions process can be quite daunting. The first thing we would like to say is that if ever you have any questions regarding admissions and you are unable to find the answer below or if you just need reassurance, please call us! We are here for you and we are always happy to help.

 

Please click here for a link to the Kent County Council parent guide for applying for school places.

 

My child is not yet close to school age how can I register my interest?

All you need to do is download the "Register of Interest Form" and return it to us. Click here to download the form. Although this does not guarantee a place at The Oaks, it will let us know that you are considering The Oaks as one of your choices and once tour dates are set and it's time for you to apply for a school place formally, we will contact you.

 

My child is already in school and I'm looking for a place at The Oaks.

If you are looking for a place in either Reception Year, Year 1 or Year 2 for your child during the academic year you need to apply by completing an "In-Year Admission" form. Click here to download the form. Once completed please return to the school office marked ‘Admissions - Administrative Officer’. You are also invited to call us at school to find out if we have any school places.

 

Can I visit the school before I apply?

We highly recommend you come and visit us before you apply. It is really good for you and your child to see our school in action and to hear what we are about. Around October each year we organise tours for you to come and see the school, meet the Headteacher, staff and children from both The Oaks and our linked junior school, Minterne. Tour dates are displayed here but please call us to book a place as we want you to have lots of time and opportunity to make the most of your visit so we limit places on each tour.

 

Dates of tours:

Wednesday 17th October 1.45pm

Wednesday 14th November 6.30pm

Monday 26th November 9.30am

Wednesday 9th January 1.45pm

 

To book a tour of the school please telephone 01795 423619 or email: admin@oaks.kent.sch.uk


 

Admissions Criteria:
Although we are an academy, the Local Authority manage the admissions process on our behalf using the KCC Admission Criteria. Places are offered to children taking into consideration:

 

  • Children in local authority care
  • Current family association
  • Health and special access reasons
  • Adopted children
  • Nearness of children’s homes to school.

 

Click here for more detailed information about the above criteria and the school’s Admissions Policy is below.

 

If you still have questions regarding admissions please contact KCC Admissions team on 03000 41 21 21 or email kentonlineadmissions@kent.gov.uk

 

My child has been offered a place. What do I do next?

If you applied for a place at school for entry September 2019, you will be notified by KCC on the 16th April 2019. You must read the offer letter carefully and in particular adhere to dates for accepting / refusing an offer. If you wish to accept the offer, please bring the documents listed below. Schools are only able to offer you the place providing you bring all of these documents before the closing date.

 

1. Your offer letter

2. Your child's birth certificate

3. Proof of address for you showing residence at the closing date of 15th January 2019

4. Proof of address for your child showing residence at the closing date of 15th January 2019

 

I applied for a place at The Oaks but was not offered a place.

You have a right to appeal against the Local Authority’s decision. If you have been unsuccessful at gaining a place at the New Intake Reception Year, you can appeal and / or add your name to the school held waiting list.

 

My child is moving up to Junior School

If your child attends The Oaks there is an admission link with Minterne Junior School, however you will still need to complete the application process. Applications will have the same launch dates and closing dates as those for Infant/Primary Schools but they will be worded slightly differently. You can find more information on the KCC admissions link below.

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