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How to Join our School

We would love to welcome you to our East Stour Family!

Call 01233 630820 or email If you would like to join us!

East Stour is a 2-form entry school with a published admission number of 420 places, in which we admit admit 60 children into each year group.

To apply for a reception class school place (the September after your child turns 4) you need to complete the local authority’s (LA) common application form (CAF) and submit this directly to the LA or child’s primary school by the deadline. All the details are listed on the Kent County Council Website following the link below: 
Parents are asked to apply online, or they can request a form from the primary school or from the Local Authority.
Late applications will not be considered until all other applications have been reviewed.
All offers of Primary School places will be made via the Local Authority. Academies will not contact individual families until after the offers have been made.

Criteria for Admissions

East Stour is a community school with a Nursery offering education to children from 3 to 11 years.

Should our school be oversubscribed the admissions criteria, as laid down by the EKC will then be applied.

These will be applied in the following order:

  • Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children
  • siblings - Children who already have a sibling (brothers and sisters) within the school
  • Health and Special Access Reasons
  •  Geographical. The Academy will give priority to those living nearest to the Academy.

For further information, please scroll down to view the EKC admissions policies. 

If you require further information on admission arrangements for pupils with special needs and disabilities please contact the school office who can put you in touch with our SEND team

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In-Year Casual Admissions

Have you recently moved into the area? 

Are you looking for a school place for your child?

Applications for in-year admissions are considered in the same way as those made at the beginning of the academic year and are dealt with in accordance the Local Authorities Fair Access Protocol. In-year admissions forms can be obtained from each Academy in the Trust.
Kent County Council has produced a standard form, known as the In-Year Casual Admission Form (IYCAF), which the Academy Trust uses to allow applicants to apply for school places in any year group outside of the normal admission round. Details can be
found on the LA website following the link below; 
Forms must be returned to the individual Academy and will be processed no later than 5 working days from receipt.

We would be happy to show you around our school at a mutually agreed time and we welcome visits from prospective parents during the working day. We feel that visiting us at this time allows you to meet both staff and children and see first-hand what our school has to offer your child.

 Please contact the school office on 01233 630820 or email

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Nursery Places

You can apply for a place in the Nursery at any time, please either contact the school office by phone on 01233 630820 or return by email to a nursery application form.

Places are allocated according to our waiting list. Children who are 4 years old will be given preference in the first instance.

We offer 30 hours to those who are eligible or the universal entitlement of 15 hours for every child the term after their 3rd birthday.

If you are entitled to 30 hours funding you must apply for your 30 hours eligibility code the term before your child becomes eligible by age.

Please click on the following link to find out more about our Nursery and what we have to offer:


EKC Admissions Policy 2023/2024

EKC Admissions Policy 2024/2023