Prospective Parents Area

Prospective Parents Area


Admissions into primary schools is controlled by Kent County Council. There are different procedures in place depending on whether they are starting school for the first time or transferring from another school. For details of the different procedures see the relevant FAQs.

If you are interested in a place please give us a call and come and look around our lovely school and meet some of our great children and staff.

Take a look at our school prospectus... school_prospectus_2016-17.docx

Thoughts from a Parent

“I chose Boughton School for my son as I had heard good reports about the school and the staff and teachers are all friendly and welcoming.”

Tracy Davies

Frequently Asked Questions

 What should I do if my child is due to start school for the first time

Admissions to the school for children entering the Reception class for the first time are administered by the Local Authority. A booklet outlining the procedure is issued in November and applications need to be submitted by mid January. Online applications are preferred, but paper copies are available from the school office. Further details can be found here

The school arranges open mornings for prospective parents. Please see our events calendar for dates. We appreciate parents completing an “Interest in Admission” form. This will ensure you receive information from the school at appropriate times. However registering an interest does not give your child priority when places are allocated by the Local Authority.

 Where do I find information on moving to Boughton School during the school year.

If you would like your child to move schools you need to complete an “In Year Casual Admissions Form”. These are available from any school or from Primary Admissions Team (01622 696565) or from the KCC website here.

Please contact the school in the first instance as we may be able to speed the process up if we have a number of vacancies in that year group.

 Interest in Admissions form

Please complete this form if you are interested in a place at Boughton school. It does not guarantee you a place, but ensures we have all the relevant information we need to assist your application.

Download it here to fill in.

 How many children in Reception Class

We usually admit 30 children into the Reception Class each September.

 How many classes and children at the School

The school currently has 8 classes; this is one class for eachyear group with the exception of year 5 in which we have a 'bubble' year of 51 pupils so there are two classes.. In the Infant classes (Reception, Year 1 & Year 2) there is a maximum of 30 children in each class. In the Junior classes this is occasionally exceeded by one or two children if there is a demand for places. The total number of children in the school is usually around 210.

 How are places allocated at the school

As a  Voluntary Controlled School we follow Kent Guidelines for ranking applicants:

These are:
• Children in Local Authority Care and children who have been adopted from Care
• Current Family Association (sibling)
• Health, Social and Special Access Reasons
• Nearness of Children’s Homes to School.

When ranking children, we will not take into account:
• How long your child’s name has been registered at a school
• If your child attends a playgroup or preschool nearby or on the school site
• Any previous association you or your extended family may have had with the school either
by attending it or by participating with any of the school’s activities
• How long you may have lived in the area
• A parent’s particular reason for expressing a preference for the school, unless it is a
published aspect of that school’s oversubscription criteria (eg presence of breakfast or after school clubs, activity clubs for sports or music, if any of the child’s friends will be going to the school, etc).

 How do I find out about Open Mornings at the school?

There will be an open evening for parents of children due to start school in September 2017 and this will take place on Wednesday 9th November at 5pm. However you can request a visit during school hours by calling the school office and we will be more than happy to accommodate you.


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Looking for a school place for your child?

Please phone the school to arrange a visit.

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