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Little Dewchurch Primary School


Starting school is one of the most important events in any child’s life. At this time, parents are naturally concerned to do the best for their children, but many feel uncertain about what to do. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for parents to understand the procedures involved.

Admissions into our Reception class are organised by the Education Authority Admissions department. You can access their website by clicking here.

Please see the following link for information regarding Reception class admissions.  

Admission to a Primary Reception class for September 2024

Most parents prefer their children to go to the local school and a place can nearly always be found for them without difficulty. Sometimes, however, parents prefer a school outside their own area but may find that all the places have to be allocated to local children. Inevitably, therefore, some parents have to be disappointed.

Please call into school if you have any concerns about admissions – we will try to help.

In the event that our classes are over subscribed, the following ‘priority’ criteria will apply :

  1. Those with special educational needs
  2. Children looked after by Social Services
  3. Those living within the area
  4. Those who already have siblings in our school
  5. Medical, social or compassionate reasons
  6. Other applications

School admission appeals timetable September 2024 entry

Allocation day for primary schools is 16 April 2024.

The deadline for lodging appeals for primary schools is midnight on 15 May 2024.

Appeals lodged after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date. Most school appeals will be heard before the school summer holidays for children starting primary or secondary schools where possible.