If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
Our school is two form entry, with a Published Admission Number of 60 per year group.
Places are allocated by Medway Education Authority according to its published admissions criteria in order of priority: -
• Parental wishes
• Current family association (an elder brother or sister in school at the time entry)
• Health reasons (a medical certificate may be required)
• Nearness of children’s home and ease of access to schools
Prospective parents are always welcome to visit our school and may call in or telephone for an appointment. Parents must apply to Medway Education Authority to gain a place to our school during the year before the child starts school.
If a place is gained at the school, she/he is able to join Thames View Tots for four sessions during the Summer term. We carry out home visits for those children that have not attended our Nursery and have previously had one. Then following the initial session, when the Head Teacher gives an introductory talk and parents raise any questions they may have, the children visit the classroom twice and parents and children can also experience a school lunch.
All children whose fifth birthday falls between 1st September and 28th/29th February, will start full time in September. Children whose birthday falls within 1st March and 30th August, will also be able to start full time, unless staff and/or their parents feel that they would benefit from being part time until Christmas.
Key Stage 1 Departments are no longer allowed to have any class with more than 30 children. This may mean that children are placed in a different year group.
The majority of children come to school confident and happy after a very good programme of induction. Through the careful attention of all staff, good relationships are built that ensure those children and parents have a good introduction to the school and a positive start to education. The Induction of this age group is one of the school's strengths.