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  • Applying for an 'In-Year' place - If you would like your child to start at Riverview Junior School, please contact the Admissions Officer at the school on 01474 352620 (option 7) who will be able to advise you as to any available spaces in our school and how to apply or add your child to our waiting list.  
  • Applying for a Year 3 place  -  If your child is in Year 2 and you would like your child to continue their education at Riverview Junior School from Year 3 onwards, you will need to apply for a junior school place.  Applications can be made to Kent County Council for a place at our school from mid-November to early January via the KCC website (see link below).


Our Published Admission Number (PAN) is 120 pupils in each of the four years and we are currently up to (or exceeding) our PAN in all years.


All applications to our school are ranked against our oversubscription criteria and places are offered on that basis.  For more information on our oversubscription criteria, please see document below.


Once a sibling link has been broken, sibling priority will be permanently lost for that child regardless of any further address moves a family may make in the future.



If your child is due to start primary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 16th April 2024).  You need to submit your appeal before Tuesday 14th May 2024 for it to be heard before Tuesday 16th July 2024.   You will be given at least 10 school days notice of an appeal hearing.


Decisions of appeals will be given within 5 school days of the hearing.


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.

Kent Admissions Timeline


iday 3rd November 2023

Online application process opens.

All parents should go to to register and apply.  If you are unable to register online please contact who will be able to assist you with an alternative method of applying.

Monday 15th January 2024

Online application process closes for the main round.

Any amendments after this date must be emailed to

Tuesday 16th April 2024


National Offer Day

Offers of school places sent to parents via email after 4pm.

By Tuesday 30th April 2024


Deadline for parents to contact school to accept/refuse the place that has been offered.  Parents should also fill out the waiting list form from the link in the offer email to be added to the waiting list of schools named on the original application.

By Tuesday 14th May 2024


Appeals need to be lodged by this date to be heard before September

Appeals information can be found at . You can only appeal for schools that were named on your RCAF.

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Offer day for the second round of applications (known as reallocation). After this date waiting lists will be maintained by the schools and they will send out offers for any places that may become available. Parents that have received an offer of a school place from KCC can approach schools directly for alternative places.

June to July 2024

Admissions appeals held.

September 2024

Pupils start school.

Admissions Arrangements for Academic Year 2023/2024

Admissions Arrangements for Academic Year 2024/25

In Year Admission Form

Admissions 2025-2026