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Application pack

To download the application pack for Langley Park Primary Academy, please click here.

Admission process

Your first point of contact with Langley Park Primary Academy is usually at the School Office, which is open between 8.30am – 4.15pm daily.

If you wish your child to start at Langley Park as a result of moving into the area and/or transferring from another school, please place your child on the list for future entrants by completing an In-Year Admission Form. Details of how to apply are available from our office staff. For new reception children a KCC ‘Reception Common Application Form’ will need to be completed (this is an online process), expressing Langley Park as your first preference.  The office staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Kent County Council’s website on School Admission can be found here.

Before making an application for an in-year admission you may wish to take a preliminary look at the academy; you and your children are very welcome to visit us. You can have a look around the academy and we can answer any questions you may have. Please contact us to make an appointment. We have specific dates and times for Open Days each November for our new reception intake – we publish dates in the local press and online in  September/October time for the following year’s intake into Reception.

Pupils are admitted to school in accordance with the Langley Park Primary Academy Admissions Policy. All forms should be completed and returned to the school by the deadline indicated on the form.

If you have any difficulty completing the forms please do not hesitate to contact the school office, where help will be given.

Allocation of Places, School Admission Policy and Planned Admission Limit

Places will be allocated according to the published criteria in priority order:

  • Children in Local Authority Care.
  • Current family association (an elder brother or sister in the school at the time of entry, where the family continues to live at the same address as when the sibling was admitted or has moved to a new property within two miles of the school).
  • Health reasons (for which a medical certificate may be needed)
  • Nearness of children’s homes to school.

Langley Park Primary Academy has a Planned Admission Limit of 60 children per year group.

Parents do not legally have to send their children to school until the term after they are five. We find in practice, due to effective transition procedures, children younger than five cope well in their first year with our wonderful staff who have particular skills with our youngest children.

Older children are admitted to the school if we have a vacancy in their year group.

Parents are advised that there is no guarantee that pre-school children will be placed in the same Reception class as their friends. We have a number of criteria which are taken into account when allocating children to their new classes; friendships are not part of our defined criteria.