Kennington CE Academy School Upper Vicarage Road Ashford, Kent TN24 9AG
01233 623744


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Admissions Policy

My child is due to begin Junior School in September

We would love to meet you and your child / dren. Please call school for an opportunity to look around our lovely school, meet the staff and Senior Leadership Team. If you have questions about the admissions process, we will be happy to help.

When do I apply for a place?

Applications for children due to start primary and junior school in the following September closed in January of that year.

You can apply for up to 3 schools, putting them in order of preference. It’s in your best interests to list 3 schools. Naming only one school does not guarantee your child a place at that school or give your child priority for a place over another child, neither does naming a school more than once.

For advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email

When do I hear if my child has a place at school?

KCC (Kent County Council) will process applications between January and April.

If you applied online they will have emailed you in April to tell you which school you have been offered. 

If you applied by post they will have sent your offer by first class post.

I missed the deadline, what do I do now?

Please call us at the school on 01233 623744 and we will help you. You can also call admissions directly on 03000 412121 or email

Kennington CE Academy follows the Kent Local Authority admissions criteria

My child is already in school, we are moving and I’m looking for a place at Kennington CA Academy

If you are looking for a place for your child during the academic year you need to apply by completing a In-Year Admission form.  If you are offered a place at Kennington CE Academy you will be asked to fill in a school admissions form and information:

Once completed please return to the school office marked Admissions Officer.

You can post it to: Kennington CE Academy, Upper Vicarage Road,Kennington, Ashford TN24 9AG or you can email it to:

You are also invited to call us at school on 01233 623744, to find out if we have any school places.

How do I know which year my child should be in?

Kent County Council can tell you which year group your child should be in.

My child wants to register for taking the Kent Test, how do I do that and when?

To register for the Kent Test, please follow the link below. Registration opens in June.

When is the test take and when do we get the results?

The tests are taken in September. If you have registered online and provided a valid e-mail address, you will receive your child’s assessment decision in October.

Register to take the Kent Test

My child is due to start Secondary school. How and when do I apply?

You apply online via Kent County Council.

For advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email

A list of secondary school choices can be found by clicking here.

When can I expect to hear which secondary school my child has been offered a place at?

If you apply online KCC (Kent County Council) will email you in March to tell you which school you have been offered. They cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, this will depend on your email service provider.

You can also log in  to view your offer online. If you need to reset your password you must use the email address you registered with.

If you apply by post they will send your offer by first class post.

What do I need to do once an offer has been made?

Find out what to do after you get your offer.