Admissions to Apply for a Reception Place for the Academic Year 2024-2025

Applications are now open.

Admissions Timetable

Key ActionDate
Application for Primary Intake opens onlineMonday, 4th September 2023 at 9am
National closing date for applications

Deadline date for the return of Supplementary Information Forms.
Monday, 15th January 2024 at 5pm
National Offer Day: emails sent after 4pm.Tuesday 16th April 2024
Places must be accepted/refused and requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted.Tuesday 14th May 2024
Re-allocation of available places beginsMonday 10th June 2024

To apply for a place at Cliffe Woods Primary School, please apply here.

When appealing in-year admissions, the deadline for hearing the appeal is within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


Admissions Documents (2024-2025)

Determined Admissions Arrangements 2024-2025
Advice for Summer Born Children



If your child is due to start primary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you were refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Monday 16 April 2024).

You needed to submit your appeal before Tuesday 14 May  2024.

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

Appeals Documents (2024-2025)

Frequently Asked Questions - Medway Admissions

In-Year Admissions


If you are considering transferring your child to our school, please contact Primary Admissions for information on availability and waiting lists using the contact details below.

To apply for a place outside of the September Admissions process you will need to complete an In-Year Application Form. This form will need to be completed and returned directly to the office (which can be downloaded from the link below). Please note if your child is offered a place at Cliffe Woods, you will be required to provide your child’s birth certificate and proof of address (two for you and one for your child).

Late applications/Waiting lists/Multiple births: Procedures and arrangements for administering these issues will be in accordance with those detailed in the Medway Council’s Admission to Primary School web page at Apply for a primary school place

Medway Test

The Medway Test is a formal examination for admission to Medway Grammar schools, which includes:

      • Chatham Grammar
      • Fort Pitt Grammar School
      • Holcombe Grammar School
      • Rainham Mark Grammar School
      • Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School
      • The Rochester Grammar SchoolF

For more information please view the Medway Council Presentation below.

Medway Council: Medway Test
Fair Banding Test at Strood Academy

Contact Information

Cliffe Woods Primary School

Mrs A Trill, Administration Manager
Tel: 01634 220 822

Medway Council Admissions Information and Contacts