Published: Thursday, 25th October 2018

Medway Council’s annual consultation on the school admissions processes and arrangements is underway.

Medway Council is asking parents and guardians to share their views on the proposed school admission arrangements for the 2020 academic year.

Medway is responsible for consulting on the co-ordinated admissions schemes for primary and secondary admissions annually. In addition the council consults on the admissions criteria for community and voluntary controlled schools, including the number of children who can be admitted.

The closing date for consultation responses is 5pm on Friday, 16 November 2018.

For primary admissions there is a proposal to reduce the published admissions number for St Nicholas CE VC Infant School in Strood to 30 places. This proposal is subject to approval of the school’s expansion to become a primary school which will be decided next year. If the school does not become a primary school it will continue to offer 40 places.

Other schools, such as foundation, voluntary aided schools and academies are responsible for consulting on and setting their own admission arrangements.

Details of their proposals will be available from their website, as well as the council website. Any feedback on the consultations for foundation, voluntary aided schools and academies must be lodged directly with the relevant school.

Medway Council is committed to providing clear guidance to families to allow them to make the best decision for their children. A guide to secondary admissions will be available online from the end of May 2019 and a primary admissions version from the middle of September 2019.

Click here to view the proposed arrangements and take part in the consultation.

Consultation responses should be sent to the Programme Lead-School Services at or via post to School Services, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TR by 5pm on Friday, 16 November 2018.

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