We are a primary school catering for children aged 4 - 11. Children are admitted during September in the school year in which they are 5, in accordance with the school's admission policy.
September 2023 starters
Our head teacher and deputy head teacher would love to show you around our incredible school, please call the school office (01304 372486) to book a tour.
Further details of relevent dates are found on the Local Authorities website outlined below with relevant application details. (RCAF form)
Starting school process via Kent County Council
In year admissions
Children transferring from another school are admitted according to the admission policy providing that there is space in that year group. They must complete an IYCAF which is part of the attached link to Kent County Council.
Move to a different school process via Kent County Council
At The Downs CEP School, we welcome viewings in order to experience our amazing school first hand.
Click here for information regarding September 2023 secondary admissions:
If your child is due to start primary school in September 2023, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Monday 17 April 2023).
You must submit your appeal before Monday 15 May 2023 for it to be considered by Monday 17 July 2023. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.
For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.