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Wilmington Primary School

Wilmington Primary School



We accept children at any point during the school year, providing we have space available. We only have a reception cohort which joins us in September, unless a child moves from the school, in a different year group. If you have any queries regarding placing your child at our school, please contact us on 01322 274080 or 

If your child has any special educational needs then please let us know when you apply for a place. Once your child has been offered a plan then we will be able to plan a specialist transition if needed. For more information please see our inclusion tab and SEN policy.

Foundation Stage

Children start school in the September following their 4th birthday. The admissions round opens in November for the following September and applications are made online at If you have any difficulty with the process, please do not hesitate to contact us as we will be happy to help with the application process. You should choose up to 3 schools in order of preference, and the Local Education Authority will advise you in the middle of April which school you have been allocated.

We hold new parent tours in October, November, December and January to give prospective parents an opportunity to view the school. Details of the tours can be found on our calendar.  Please contact the school office with the date you would like to attend.

Kent County Council's admissions team can be contacted on 03000 416 789 for in-year places,

or 03000 416 111 for entry to primary school.

For advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email

For information about appealing for a primary school place, please visit where you will find information and documentation regarding the process.

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022 you can appeal between 16th April -17 May 2022 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 16 July 2022.   For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.


In Year Admissions

We are currently holding a waiting list for all year groups.  The waiting list is structured using our admission criteria.

If you would like to join the waiting list please complete an IYCAF (in year casual admission form) and send it to the school office. There is a copy in the documents below.

Once we have have responded to your IYCAF, if you would like to appeal for an in year place, please write to the school detailing reasons for your appeal.  In year appeals will be heard 30 days after the appeal is lodged.

Our current admissions policy is below.