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September 2020 Admissions

Year R applications are normally for children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 for starting school in September 2021.

To apply for a place at a Primary School for your child for September 2021 you will need to complete a special form called a Common Application Form (RCAF form for short). 

Applications for primary admissions for September 2020 open on Tuesday 5th November 2019 and close at midnight on Wednesday 15th Jan 2020.

If you apply online you will be notified by email on 16th April 2020 after 4pm.

Please read through the Admission to Primary School Information Booklet carefully before filling in your RCAF.  This booklet is available on the Admissions website via

1.    You will need to be very clear about which school you want as your first preference.

2.    You should complete only one Common Application Form per child.

3.    You will need to fill in the forms online by Wednesday 15th January 2020 or return your completed paper copies of RCAF to Tenterden Infant School.

4.    Forms received after this date will be considered as a late application (please read Admissions to Primary School Information Booklet for further advice).  If you apply online, a paper RCAF must not be submitted and vice versa.

Online applications will receive an email after 4.00pm on Thursday 16th April 2020 advising parents with an offer of a Primary School place.  Letters of notification of a place will also be sent out, including those who have applied online, from the LA on Thursday 16th April 2020.  Only parents who apply online can receive their offer of notification via email, parents who apply on paper will need to wait for their formal letter.

You will receive a letter offering you at place.  At this point, you will need to come into the School with proof of the address of the only or main residence of your child and your offer form completed and signed.  This will need to be in the form of the following documents:

A child tax and working tax credit letter (TC602), the child's medical card or a letter from a medical centre, hospital or GP to confirm the child's residence, a letter from the child's nursery or playgroup or a bank statement of a savings account in the child's name.

AND a utility bill.

OR a bank or credit card statement.

These documents should not be more than three months old and preferably should show that the child was resident at the address at the time of the closing date of 14th May 2020.  We will need to see all three of these documents for every child being admitted (even those who have siblings at the school already). If you are unable to provide the above documents, to prove your child's only or main residence, the local Authority has the right to take your child's place away.

If you have any queries about the Admissions process, please ring the School on 01580 762086.  You can also contact the Kent Admissions Team on 03000 41 21 21 or visit their website