Primary Admissions 2021
If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021 please see the Virtual Tour above.
Have you recently moved into the area?
Are you looking for a school place for your child?
We usually would be happy to show you around our school at a mutually agreed time and normally we welcome visits from prospective parents during the working day. We feel that visiting us at this time allows you to meet both staff and children and see first-hand what our school has to offer your child. However due to current Covid-19 restriction, this may not be possible but please ring to talk to us about this. If you child is due to start school in September 2021, please bear with us as we are currently trying to arrange how we can organise ways for you to see us within the current Covid-19 restrictions.
Please contact Mrs Johnson, in the school office on 01233 614660 or email
Starting school in September 2021
Children should start primary school if born:
Between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 EYFS
The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Church School. The Governing Body is responsible for the Admissions Policy and education provided. They welcome applications from families and households of all faiths and none, who are living in the local area.
The school was jointly founded by the Church of England and Methodist Church and has a distinctive Christian ethos at its heart. John Wesley CEM Primary School aims to serve its whole community by providing a quality education within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, promoting Christian values through the experience we offer to all our pupils. We ask all parents respect the Christian ethos of our school and its importance to our community.
The school’s published admission number is 60 per year group. As from September 2011 the Foundation Stage admitted 60 pupils and the school has grown to become a 2 form entry school.
Allocation of Places
Children are admitted to our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) class in the September of the academic year in which they reach their fifth birthday.
The Governors wish to reflect the Christian character of the school and its links to the local Christian community in its admissions practice. The majority of the pupils are expected to be those living in the neighbourhood of the school.
Parents are advised that the school is part of the County Admissions Scheme and parents should complete a Common Application Form which is available online. (Please speak to the school office if you cannot access the online form). In addition, if parents are members of a church, they should complete a supplementary form which is available for collection from the school. Please note that admissions to the EYFS are handled by KCC but as a voluntary aided school we have our own admissions criteria alongside the KCC guidelines. The admission criteria for 2020 and 2021 have been set by the governors.
We do hold waiting lists for all our classes, for spaces that may become vacant during the school year. Parents are welcome to contact the school to discuss this. Should there be a vacant space, we will refer to our waiting list and offer places in accordance with the criteria laid out in our Admission guidelines.
A pupil’s home address is considered to be a residential property that is the child’s only or main residence and not an address at which your child might sometimes stay or sleep due to your own domestic or special arrangements. The address must be the pupil’s home address on the day you completed your application form and which is either:
A child does not reach compulsory school age until the prescribed day following their fifth birthday (or on their fifth birthday if it falls on a prescribed day). The prescribed days are 31 December, 31 March
and 31 August.
Before the application of oversubscription criteria children with a statement of special educational need which names the school will be admitted. As a result of this the published number will be reduced accordingly.
In accordance with the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, parents may appeal against a decision by the Governors to refuse an application for a place. Details of the appeal procedure are included in the Kent Admission to Primary School Booklet (available online). A copy of the appeals procedure will also be available from the school office on request.
Further information may be obtained from the school office. The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist Primary School, Wesley School Road, Cuckoo Lane, Singleton, Ashford, Kent TN23 5LW Telephone: 01233 614660
Kent Admissions is a simple, fast online registration process. The application period opens in November and closes in January of each year. Visit the website for further details to support your application. If you miss the deadline please contact the primary admission department at KCC in the first instance - once they have allocated places you will be able to contact us directly to be added onto our waiting list. Individual schools are not able to influence count decisions, should you require further information or assistance please telephone 03000 41 21 21 for the Online Admissions Team or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On offer day you will be emailed via the information you have provided after 4pm, telling you which school you have been offered. You will then receive a confirmation letter posted first class on the same day of notification.