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A copy of our Admissions Policy can be found here

Reception Admissions for September 2020

Applications for Reception 2020 admissions are now closed.  Please click here for further advice or call KCC Admissions team on 03000412121 or email

Summer Born admission

Parents who wish for their child to be admitted out of expected year group require a letter of agreement from the school detailing their consent to the request.  The Summer Born admission form requires completing and returning  to KCC Admissions along with the letter(s) of consent from the school(s) named.  The form should be completed when admissions are open for the year group they wish to apply to.  Parents who have deferred the entry of their summer born child are unable to apply using our online system.  If you wish to seek further guidance regarding admission out of cohort, please contact the school office or KCC Admissions  on 03000416111.


Reception Appeals 2020

If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2020 you can appeal between 16th April and 14th May to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 16th July 2020.  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.

Admission Arrangements for September 2021

In Year Admissions

If you are applying for an 'in year' admission, please click here 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 here.



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