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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary School

A school of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community


    Paddock Wood Primary School is a Community School for boys and girls of all abilities from 4 – 11 years of age.  We are a three form entry school with a published admission number (PAN) of 90 children per year group and are maintained by Kent County Council.

    Applying for a Reception year place

    Kent County Council (KCC) is responsible for our admission arrangements for this year group which is for all those children who will reach the age of 5 during the course of the academic year.  Their comprehensive information booklet will guide you through the application process and can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

    We hold open events once a year for prospective parents where our Year 5 children will show you around to enable you to see our school ‘in action’. Details are given in the flyer below. Should you wish to register your interest, please complete and return the form at the bottom of this page. This will ensure your details are entered on our database and you will therefore receive notification of open events when your child is due to start school.

    Parents wishing to apply for September 2017 should do so now at:   The closing date for appliations will be 16 January 2017. Please note that new users will need to register first, to generate a User ID and Password. This registration is not your application. Once registered you can use your ID and Password to submit and track your online application. Tina Bryan, our School Admission Officer, will be pleased to help ( / 01892 833 654).

    Even if you have an older child at our school, you will not automatically receive a place. You must make a new application. 

    In the event of our school being over-subscribed, children will be prioritised as:

    1. Children in Local Authority Care
    2. Current family association/sibling link
    3. Health and Special Access reasons
    4. Proximity of child’s home to school

    Kent County Council is the Admissions Authority for our Early Years Foundation Stage intake, this year for children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013. 

    In Year Admissions

    Admission enquiries for any other year group are made directly to Paddock Wood Primary School.  Prospective parents are very welcome to visit our school while it is in session to view us at work, meet the Headteacher, class teachers and the children.  Please contact Mrs Bryan (see contact details above) who will arrange this for you and to discuss the admission of your child in more detail.  We want to help you in any way we can through the admissions process so please do not hesitate to call.

    We look forward to welcoming your child to our school.


    1. Register an interest form
    2. Starting School Sept 17