If your child is already at School age
If your child is not on roll at a Medway school you need to complete an in-year admissions application.
If you would like a transfer from one Medway school to another for educational or other reasons, please contact our school office for further details. If you still want to transfer schools you will need to contact Medway School Admissions and they will advise you of vacancies, and provide a transfer form.
To apply for an in-year school place visit https://www.medway.gov.uk/downloads/file/5512/in-year_admissions_application_form
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Our current Admissions Policies can be found on the Maritime Academy Trust website: Admissions Policies
Local Authority Details
Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR
Telephone: 01634 306000
Admissions Appeals Timetable for Admissions in September 2023/24
If your child is due to start Primary school in September 2023, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Monday, 17 April 2023).
You needed to submit your appeal before Tuesday 16 May 2023 for it to be considered by Thursday 18 July 2023. 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
Please be advised that each parent who lodges an appeal will have a personalised defence statement forwarded to them as part of their case papers.
If you wish to lodge an appeal, more information can be found on their website via Medway Appeals.
FAQs for Primary School Appeals
Generic Defence Statement - Breach Main Round 2023
For 3 year old children in the Gillingham area, we have created a highly supportive nursery environment which encourages your child to play and have fun, developing a love of learning under the guidance of a qualified teacher.
We offer both 30 hour full time places (8:30am - 3:10pm) and 15 hour places Monday to Friday. These can be taken as 5 morning sessions from 8:30am to 11:30am, or 5 afternoon sessions from 12:10pm to 3:10pm.
Children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 will be eligible for a place in September 2022.
Barnsole follows the Maritime policy for school admissions. To apply for a Reception school place visit: https://www.medway.gov.uk/info/200137/schools_and_learning/1059/applying_for_a_primary_school_place
My child is really enjoying his time in Reception and I am happy with the progress he is making.