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A number of open days have been arranged for parents/carers interested in a Reception place in September 2023.

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

Long Mead Community Primary School

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 on 03000 416 111 or via the link at the bottom of this page. 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 and Forms below, 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 2022): If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022 you can appeal up until 17th May 2022 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by the end of term.   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.

For the school's generic defence statement click here.

For FAQs relating to the appeals process click here.

For the Primary School Appeal Form click here.

Bright Stars Pre-school

Nursery aged children are generally admitted in September and January each year. Your child may be admitted into the Nursery from the age of three. Places are very limited and restricted to twenty-six children in each session. Children currently attend for 3 hours each day in either morning or afternoon sessions. We recommend that you register your child by contacting the school office as soon as possible.

Under the government initiative Free For Two, children may also be admitted at the start of the term during which they become three but only if they meet certain criteria, for example, they live in a household where the adults qualify for Free School Meals or they are a Child Looked After by the Local Authority. For full details please see the Bright Stars Admissions Policy (below) or ask at the school office.

Whilst in the Foundation Unit, your child will move to Reception, but it is necessary to complete a CAF primary application form as the transfer is not automatic.

Links and Forms

To open the Long Mead Application Form click here.

To open the KCC In Year Admission Form click here.


For admission to Bright Stars Preschool please complete their application form.


Email to the school office or phone 01732 350601.


To view the Long Mead CP Admissions policies for 2022 and 2023 click here.

To view the Bright Stars (Pre-school) Admissions policy click here.


Please click on the link to take you to the KCC Admissions page.

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