Admissions to Apply for a Reception Place for the Academic Year 2024-2025
Applications are now open.
|Application for Primary Intake opens online||Monday, 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 begins||Monday 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)
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)
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
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.