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Admissions to Apply for a Reception Place for the Academic Year 2023-2024

Applications for September 2023, open in November 2022

Admissions Timetable

Key ActionDate
Application for Primary Intake opens onlineFriday, 4th November 2022
National closing date for applications

Deadline date for the return of Supplementary Information Forms.
Monday, 16th January 2023
National Offer Day: emails sent after 4pm.Wednesday, 19th April 2023
Deadline date for late applications and waiting lists to be included in Kent County Council’s reallocation stage.

Also, the date by which places should be accepted or declined to schools
By Monday, 1st May 2023
Deadline for lodging of appealsFriday 12th May 2023

When appealing in-year admissions, the deadline for hearing the appeal is within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Admissions Documents (2023-2024)

Admissions Criteria
Advice for Summer Born Children



If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022, you can appeal if you were refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 19 April 2022).

You must submit your appeal before Tuesday 17 May 2022 for it to be considered by Tuesday 19 July 2022. 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.

Appeals Documents (2023-2024)

In-Year Admissions


If you are considering transferring your child to our school, please contact Primary Admissions for information on availability and waiting lists using the contact details below.

To apply for a place outside of the September Admissions process you will need to complete an In-Year Application Form. This form will need to be completed and returned directly to the office (which can be downloaded from the link below). Please note if your child is offered a place at Horton Kirby, you will be required to provide your child’s birth certificate and proof of address (two for you and one for your child).

Late applications/Waiting lists/Multiple births: Procedures and arrangements for administering these issues will be in accordance with those detailed in the KCC’s booklet ‘Admission to Primary Schools in Kent’.

Contact Information

Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School

Heather Frake, Office Manager
Tel: 01322 863 278

Kent County Council Admissions Information and Contacts

Tel: 03000 416 111

For information regarding our oversubscription criteria, please refer to the Admissions Policy.

Take a look at the virtual open day video we made for our September 2021 intake to get a feel of our school and what we do here before your visit.