Firstly, many thanks for taking the time to look at our website and consider Sholden C of E Primary School as an option for the education of your child. We know that choosing a school for your child can be a difficult and complicated process, especially during these times. We believe that our school is unique in many ways and that we can offer our children something different.

Parents considering applying for a place at our school are encouraged to visit the school at any time during the school year. In the Autumn term, we run tours on a more formal basis for small groups of parents, with an opportunity to talk to the Headteacher.

Mrs.  Theaker, our Headteacher, will deliver school tours in the Autumn term prior to applications being made. Dates and times will be available here on the website nearer the time. Appointments for school tours can be made by emailing: . 

Admissions Policy 2024/2025  

Admissions Policy 2025/2026



EYFS Presentation 2023


What to do now

We know that choosing a school is such an important decision and we are happy to answer any questions you may have to support you in making the right choice for you and your child. If you have not already booked to view our school and would like to talk to the headteacher, please contact the school to book a appointment Tel 01304 374852 or email 

KCC Admissions Guidance and how to apply

For further information please see the Kent Admissions website at: 

Primary Admissions Leaflet 2024

Starting at Primary school...  Important dates to remember

Apply for a place before 

Step 1: Research schools and understand their admissions criteria.
Step 2: Complete the online application form naming up to 3 preferences.
Step 3: Complete any required Supplementary Information Forms (SIF) and/or medical evidence and return to the school.
Step 4: We offer you a place on National Offer Day.
Step 5: You accept or refuse the place and provide your proof of address from the application period to the school.
Step 6: If you don’t get a place at your preferred school you can join the waiting list and appeal.



If your child is due to start Primary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday, 16 April 2024). You needed to submit your appeal before Tuesday 14 May 2024 for it to be considered by Tuesday 16th July 2024. 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 can be made directly to the Primary Admissions Office at KCC via  


Our admissions criteria are contained within the Admissions Policy 

Please note: Sholden C of E Primary School also has its own supplementary admissions form which needs to be completed alongside the KCC admission form. 


In-Year Admissions

If you wish to move your child to a different school in Kent, you will need to submit an In Year Admissions Form. For more details visit the KCC website for In Year admissions


Secondary Admissions

The online application window for children enrolling into Year 7 in September 2024 opened on Thursday 1st September 2023 and will close at midnight on Monday 31st October 2023.

Click here to view informative leaflet outlining the process.

The leaflet is interactive so parents can click on the links to take them straight to the KCC website and directly email us if needed. 

If parents have any queries, the team can be contacted on