Admissions

Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Folkestone Primary Academy Admissions information page. Please look at our news page for details of our open evenings for prospective Parents, Carers and Students. Our full admission arrangements including our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from further down the page.  A brief summary of the application procedure follows for Reception and in-year admissions. 

Please check back here for future open days and key dates for 2018 Admissions when available (this information would normally be available in September/October 2017). 

Academy Admissions Contact Details:

Admissions Officer: Megan Roberts Email megan.roberts@folkestoneacademy.com

Reception Applications - How to Apply

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2018-19

For admissions into next year’s Reception, parents and carers are required to complete an application form known as the “Common Application Form” (CAF) through Kent County Council.  This can be found by clicking here for the Kent County Council 'Applying for a School' web page which also provides other key information on primary school admissions.  Forms should be submitted in accordance with the LA’s published deadlines for applications (normally early to mid-January before the academic year in which the child is eligible for entry).

In Year Admission - How to Apply

If you are looking for a place at the Academy because you have recently moved into the area, or your child is at another primary school and you feel that a change of school would benefit their education and/or general wellbeing, you are entitled to apply for a school place.    Please contact the Primary Academy Admissions Officer to request an In-Year Admissions Form or download a copy at the bottom of the page.  This form must be completed and returned to the Primary Academy Admissions Officer.  

Please Note: there is no guarantee that a place will be available but you have the right to appeal if you are declined a place.

For Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal

Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, must send a letter stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria. 

Completed forms should be sent to Megan Roberts, Office ManagerFolkestone Primary Academy, Academy Lane, Folkestone CT19 5FP

The appeals will be heard, in private, by an Independent appeal Panel. The Clerk to the Appeal Panel will write to you regarding an appointment. If the school application was made in the normal round of applications, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline. If it was a late application, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days of the deadline where possible, or within 30 school days of making the appeal. More details of the appeals process can be found on the Kent County Council website. 

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/appeal-a-school-offer#tab-

The Appeal Hearing

The Academy will arrange for an Independent Appeals Panel to consider the Academy's reasons for refusal and your reasons for wanting to attend the Academy.   The Panel will consist of 3 people (2 will have education experience and one will be an independent person with no education experience).  The Panel will consider the case put forward by you and the Academy. They must consider the admission arrangements for the Academy and the reasons why you want to attend that particular school.  The Panel must exercise its discretion by balancing the weight of your argument (for wanting to attend) against the Academy’s reasons for refusal i.e. the prejudice that one more student would cause to the education of the students already offered and the Health and Safety of all the students already attending the Academy, also taking into account the Academy's published admission arrangements.  

The decision of the Independent Appeals Panel is binding on the admissions authority and the Parents.

Please click here for The Folkestone Primary Academy Catchment Area Map

Page Downloads

·         In-Year admission form

·         Home School agreement

·         Admissions Arrangements 2017

·         Admission Arrangements 2018

          Prospectus