Although we try to give you a flavour of our lovely, happy school here on the website, we warmly encourage you to visit us to appreciate all we do and the exciting learning that takes place here.

If you are thinking of applying for a place at St Nicholas CE Primary for your child, you are very welcome to come and have a look around first. See our spacious grounds, our friendly staff and children and an exciting and dynamic education in action. You will be able to chat to our girls and boys, who are our best ambassadors.

We are committed in ensuring that your child feels settled in our school and that they quickly start to flourish in a nurturing and academically challenging learning environment.

If you would like your child to join St Nicholas CE Primary Academy you will need to apply for a place. Please contact the school office on 01797 361906 or to arrange a time and date.

Refer to our Admission Policy below or email Kent County Council for additional guidance, please feel free to email

If you would like to apply for a place for a Reception aged child, please apply online using the following website There is a wealth of information to support parents/carers with this application. We are also very happy to answer any questions you may have to support you with this process.

School Open Days normally take place in November and December - Parents are welcome to visit outside of these times.

Appeals Information

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, 16 April 2024). You needed to submit your appeal before Tuesday 14 May 2024 for it to be considered by Tuesday 16 July 2024. 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

This information was published on 20/02/2024