Starting School – Reception Places
As a Voluntary Controlled school, our admissions criteria are set by the local authority. Our schools admissions and oversubscription criteria information can be found from the KCC admissions guidance on this link.
Trottiscliffe Church of England Primary School has 12 places in Reception for new admissions (our Published Admission Number). These places will be allocated by Kent County Council in accordance with the following criteria (in order of priority):
Children in Local Authority Care
Current Family Associations (siblings)
Health and Special Access reasons
Nearness of children’s homes to school
We hold several events prior to September for both children and parents to familiarise themselves with their new teachers and school.
KCC encourages parents to apply online. Online applications for the school year, which starts in September, usually open November of the previous year and close in January. Please refer to the KCC website for specific dates. To request a paper application, please contact Kent County Council on 01622 696565.
Kent County Council Admissions Website
To apply for a place at our school, please follow the above link to access the KCC Admissions Website.
Moving Schools – In year admissions
If you are looking to transfer your child from another primary school, please complete an in year admissions form and submit this directly. Trottiscliffe CE Primary School, along with Kent County Council, will apply the same standard admissions criteria for in year applications. Please note we are oversubscribed in several year groups and waiting lists may be in place for some year groups.
For further details regarding changing schools, please visit the KCC link below.
Kent County Council In Year Admissions
Take a look at Trottiscliffe
Following on from the Covid-19 pandemic, we have uploaded some videos here so that you can get a taste of life in our school.
We are happy to arrange for a tour of the school and for you to meet our headteacher at your convenience. Please contact our school office to arrange a suitable date.
If you have any questions regarding school places, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone or email and we will gladly have a chat to explain more.