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Current Admissions Arrangements


If you would like your child to attend our academy, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Key Dates

If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, and you wish to apply for a place here at Fleetdown Primary Academy, please see below the following key dates:-

Friday 3rd November 2023

Online application process opens.

All parents should go to to register and apply.  If you are unable to register online please contact who will be able to assist you with an alternative method of applying.

Monday 15th January 2024

Online application process closes for the main round.

Any amendments after this date must be emailed to

Tuesday 16th April 2024


National Offer Day

Offers of school places sent to parents via email after 4pm.

By Tuesday 30th April 2024


Deadline for parents to contact school to accept/refuse the place that has been offered.  Parents should also fill out the waiting list form from the link in the offer email to be added to the waiting list of schools named on the original application.

By Tuesday 14th May 2024


Appeals need to be lodged by this date to be heard before September

Appeals information can be found at . You can only appeal for schools that were named on your RCAF.

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Offer day for the second round of applications (known as reallocation). After this date waiting lists will be maintained by the schools and they will send out offers for any places that may become available. Parents that have received an offer of a school place from KCC can approach schools directly for alternative places.

June to July 2024

Admissions appeals held.

September 2024

Pupils start school.

Alternatively, please do contact our School Office who would be happy to provide you with a paper copy.


In Year Admissions

If you would like to apply for a place at Fleetdown Primary Academy outside of the normal admissions round, you will need to complete an In-Year Admission Form and return it to Courtney Rowlings via the Main Office.  You must also provide supporting evidence to show that you are living at the address from which the application is being made, details are as follows:-


  1. Your child’s full birth certificate and valid passport;
  2. 2023-2024 Council Tax Statement OR signed tenancy agreement;
  3. ONE of the following documents: 

    a)         Driver's licence;
    b)         Schedule of motor insurance;
    c)         Utility bill such as gas/electricity/water/telephone/broadband;
    d)         Payslip.
  4. Any ONE of the following to show your child is also living at this address at the same time:
    1. Child or Working Tax Credit/Child Benefit/JSA/Disability Benefit/Universal Credit Letter; 
    2. savings account statement; 
    3. NHS medical card; 
    4. NHS immunisation letter; 
    5. hospital appointment letter; 
    6. GP registration letter; 
    7. Pre-school/nursery invoice (for Reception children only).


If there are no places available at the time of your application, your child will be placed on the waiting list.  Applicants are prioritised in accordance with our over-subscription criteria:-


  1. Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children
  2. Current Family Association
  3. Health, Social and Special Access Reasons
  4. Children of Staff
  5. Nearness of child’s home to the school


Appeals for In-Year Admissions

Once a pupil has been placed on the waiting list, if the parent so chooses, they can submit an appeal with the Appeals Team at Kent County Council.  Further details on the appeals process can be found at Appeal a school offer - Kent County Council



For full details, please see the Admissions Policy above.



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 16th 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.


The Local Authority, Kent County Council, is responsible for processing school place applications.  Please see full details on the link below:

Kent County Council Primary Admission Arrangements

Secondary Admissions Deadlines

Admissions 2025-2026


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