Admission Arrangements For the Academic Year 2017/2018

Application Procedure & Policy

Admission into the Reception Class is outlined in the Admission Arrangements Policy for Early Years. Application should be made online or by Application form to Medway Council. Children due to be admitted during the 2017/2018 academic year are those born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.. 

The planned admission number is 30.

Casual Admissions

In year Casual Admissions

 All in year admissions enquiries should be addressed to Stoke Community School.  If you wish to apply for a place at (High Halstow / Elaine / Stoke Community / Allhallows / Hundred of Hoo) Academy, an application form is available via the downloads attached.  These forms once completed can either be sent via Royal Mail or scanned and sent electronically to or delivered in person to Stoke Community School.

All children will be treated equally for admission purposes, including those with special education or particular access needs. Where the school is asked to admit a pupil, who in the opinion of the school is inappropriately placed at Allhallows the Admissions Committee will meet to consider the matter.

Oversubscription Criteria

If more applications are received than places available, then the following LA oversubscription criteria will apply:

  • Children with SEN Statements who have named the school
  • Children in public care
  • Current family association
  • Child’s health reasons
  • Nearness of children’s homes and ease of access to schools.

In the event of a ‘tie’ of the above criteria then the distance from home to school will be used as a ‘tie-breaker’ based on the shortest walking distance route.

In the unlikely event that two or more children in all other ways have equal eligibility for the last available place at the school, the names will be issued a number and drawn randomly to decide which child should be given the place.

Formal offers of a school place will be sent out by Medway Council in April 2018.


Parents/carers have the right to appeal if a place is not offered to their child for a school named on the application form. An Independent Appeal Panel will hear admission appeals. They are independent from the school and the Council and their decision is binding.