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Admissions and Appeals

A copy of our Admissions Policy can be found here

Open Afternoon for Reception 2020 Intake

For parents of children who are due to start Primary school in September 2020 we would like to invite you to our open afternoon on Monday 25th November 2019.

You are welcome to join us for a tour of the school and meet with members of our senior leadership team, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.  The tours begin at 2pm and finish at 3pm, no appointments are necessary.

If you are unable to make the afternoon, we do have 6 open mornings on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th November and Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th January 2020, these start at 9.30am.  Places are limited for the morning please contact the school office to book a place on 01795477417.


Reception Admissions for September 2020

Applications for Reception 2020 admissions are now open and will close on Wednesday 15th January 2020.  Please click the link below to access the online application form.

For further advice call KCC Admissions team on 03000412121 or email

Reception Appeals 2020

If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2020 you can appeal from April and before the end of May 2020 (dates to be confirmed by Kent County Council) to guarantee that your appeal will be heard .  For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 schools 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.

In Year Admissions

If you are applying for an 'in year' admission, please click on the link below for further information.

All in year applications must be made to the school office who will reply to you informing you of the outcome.  

Your child's application will be placed on our waiting list according to our distance criteria, we will contact you to arrange an introduction to Grove Park School when a place becomes available to you.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Samantha Thorne in the school office on 01795 477417 or



In the event of parents' being unhappy with the process or wishing to appeal against a refusal due to the standard number being reached, the Education Office should be contacted.  The address to contact is:


Kent County Council

Room 2.24

Sessions House

County Hall


Kent ME14 1XQ


In Year Admission Form (IYCAF)

Secondary Admissions

For further information regarding secondary admissions please click on the link below:


Grove Park Academy, Hilton Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PT

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