Painters Ash follows the Kent admissions arrangements which can be found on the Kent website.

You must apply for a primary school place if:
-Your child is due to start primary or infant school (reception year)
-Your child is at infant school (year 2) and is due to start junior school (year 3)
-Your child is at primary school (year 2) and you want your child to move to a junior school at the start of year 3

Please click on the link at the bottom of the page to see our current school admissions arrangements in full.

Admission Appeals for entry into Reception September 2022
If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day. (Tuesday 19 April 2022). You must submit your appeal before Tuesday 17 May 2022 for it to be considered by Tuesday 19 July 2022. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 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.


In year admissions
If your child is at a primary or junior school and you want to move them to a different school, you will need to make an in year admission. 

Expression of interest
If you are considering sending your child to Painters Ash School to join Reception you may wish to contact the school office directly and pass on your details so that we can keep you informed about Open Day events.

Applications close in January for children due to start primary and junior school in the following September. If you miss the deadline please email primaryadmissions@kent.gov.uk.

If you apply online you will recieve an email on National Offer Day in April after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered. We cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, this will depend on your email service provider. You can also log in from 5pm on this day to view your offer.