Published: Monday, 17th April 2023

More than 97 per cent of children in Medway who will be starting primary school in September have been offered a place at one of their top three preferences.

Today, Monday, 17 April, families will start finding out which primary or infant school their child has been offered for September 2023.

Every Medway child whose parents, carers or guardians applied on time has secured a place and 3,318 Medway children have been offered places.

More than 93 per cent of children were offered a place at their first-choice school.

The school admissions process for Medway is a huge task and involves the council processing primary school applications for 3,440 children, including 122 children from outside the Medway area.

This year 99 per cent of families used the council’s online application process to submit their preferences.

Wishing children all the best as they start their education

Celia Buxton, Assistant Director of Education and SEND at Medway Council, said: We are pleased that more than 97 per cent of children have been offered a place at one of their top three choices. We understand that starting school is a big step and we would like to wish all the children who will be starting school in September, and their families, the very best as they start their education. We are committed to helping children learn well and achieve their full potential. Medway has a fantastic range of schools which supports our aspiration to become even more child-friendly.”

If a family would like to appeal their child’s school place the appeal form should be emailed to the school, or to Medway Council, if the school is maintained by the local authority. There is a link in each child’s admissions offer email to the next steps guide which advises parents and carers where to return the forms. If a family decides to place their child on a waiting list, the forms should be returned to More information about the next steps is available on our primary admissions webpages.

Medway residents who have not submitted an application yet can still apply online. Please contact the School Admissions & Transport Team if you require a paper form or any assistance via

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