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A number of open days have been arranged for parents/carers interested in a Reception place in September 2024.

For a list of dates and times please see our open day flyer (click here).

Long Mead Community Primary School is a school for boys and girls aged between three and eleven years. There are three Key Stages in the school - Foundation Stage, which consists of the Nursery and Reception, Key Stage 1 (Infant Department) and Key Stage 2 (Junior Department). If you are considering placing your child at our school we will be pleased to make arrangements for you to visit the school and discuss your child’s education with The Head of School.

KCC currently control admission to all schools in Kent for children joining at the start of Reception, they can be contacted at 03000 416 111 or via our Links & Forms tab. In-year admissions are managed by the school.

If you are moving into the area, or for other reasons seeking a new school for your child, outside the normal Reception aged admission entry, then you will need to complete the Long Mead Application form and the KCC In Year Admission Form (see Links & Forms tab, or you can request a paper copy from the office). If the curriculum year for which you are applying for your child is full, we will apply the over-subscription criteria laid out in our admissions policy. We will inform parents/carers in writing of the outcome of the application within 15 school days of the application forms being received. If we are unable to offer a place then parents/carers may contact the Local Authority for details about the appeals process (for the website click here).


Parents/carers are always welcome to visit the school if they are interested in a school place.

Appeals (September Reception 2024): 

If your child is due to start Primary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday, 16 April 2024). You need to submit your appeal before Tuesday 14 May 2024 for it to be considered by Tuesday 16 July 2024. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.


For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

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