Ofsted Outstanding School: June 2015
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Admission arrangements are made by Kent County Council (KCC) and parents apply for a place for their child in school via the Reception Common Admissions Form, on which they can name up to three chosen schools. A place is then offered direct from KCC.

You can view our current and next academic year policies under our Policies area of the website.

Children are admitted to school during the academic year in which they are five years old.

At St John’s, we have an agreed intake of 60 children into our EYFS (Reception) classes, who are mainly welcomed into the school at the start of the Autumn term, although a deferred start can be discussed. 

Governors have agreed the headteacher may increase class sizes to a maximum of 32 (64 for each year group) in KS2 (years 3-6).

Children Starting School September 2024

Our school open mornings for parents to visit our school can be found below.

Please contact the school office on 01622 735916 to book a place.

Oversubscription criteria

If the number of preferences for St John’s is more than the 60 spaces available, places will be allocated in the following priority order:

  • Looked after children (LAC) who are, or have previously been, fostered or adopted
  • Children with brothers or sisters whose sibling(s) attend the school and will still be on roll at the time of admission.
  • Health and special access reasons
  • Church affiliation with regular attendance at St John’s Church, Weavering or St Mary the Virgin & All Saints, Boxley
  • Distance from school – distance calculation is provided by KCC

If you are interested in applying for a place at St John’s for your child, please contact the school and we will arrange for you to visit in the Autumn Term. Please contact Mrs Holt on 01622 735916 who will make an appointment for you to be taken on a tour of the school and visit classrooms where children are working.

Do you have a child born between 1st Sept 2017 and 31st August 2018?
If so, please apply for a place online at: www.kent.gov.uk/ola before 17th January 2022

In Year Admission Applications

If you wish to apply for a school place at St John’s Church of England Primary School or transfer between schools during the school year, please see full details of our admissions arrangements below before completing an In Year Admission Form.

If you child has an EHCP (Educational and Health Care Plan) please contact your named SEN Officer or SEND area team. Email: Senwest@kent.gov.uk Tel: 03000 420 997

The completed form can be brought into the school office, posted to us or emailed: office@st-johns-maidstone.kent.sch.uk

We aim to notify parents of the outcome of their application in writing within 10 school days, during term time

Admission Policy 2022-2023
In Year Admission Form


We are bound to inform you that it is your right to appeal against the governors’ decision not to offer a place to your child. If you wish to appeal please write to:

Clerk to the Governors
St John’s CEP School
Provender Way
Kent ME14 5TZ

Admission Appeal For Year R September 2022

Parents / Carers have between 19th April to 17th May 2022 to lodge their appeal.

Frequently Asked Questions For Breach Appeals
School Generic Defence Statement
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