Admission into Primary School

West Borough Primary School is a Community School under Local Authority control. Provided we have places we are able to admit pupils, following an interview with the Headteacher. To make an appointment to discuss a school place, please contact the Office Manager/Headteacher's PA, Mrs Bovis, 01622 726391.

Every school in Kent has an admission authority which is responsible for its administration arrangements.  The admission arrangements contain details about how the applications to the school will be ranked.  Kent County Council is responsible for the admission arrangements for all the Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in Kent.
The criteria for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools are:

· Children in Local Authority Care and children who have been adopted from Care

· Current Family Association (sibling)

· Health, Social and Special Access Reasons

· Nearness of Children’s Homes to School

Please note that applications for admission into our School and Nursery can only be considered once your child resides in the UK.




Applications for Primary Admission - September 2024

If you have a child who is due to start school in Year R in September 2024, the application process opens on Friday 3 November 2023, and closes on Monday 15 January 2024. More information about how to apply can be found here.

After this date, please contact the Local Authority.

What do the parents and carers say about our school?

"My 2 children go to West Borough and it's fantastic, I can't say one bad thing about it. The Headteacher is exceptional, she really does care about every child."
"The parents are involved in a lot of their child's learning."
"My daughter is in Year 6, she has thrived at the school and will be very sad to go. Over the years I have seen so much improvement and believe the school are always striving to achieve the best."
"The staff - everyone from the lollipop lady up to Mrs Crittenden are friendly and approachable. You get a real sense that everyone who works there really cares about the school and the children."

What is it like to work at West Borough?

"My first experience of West Borough was as a teaching student, I loved how welcoming everyone was and knew that I wanted to be part of it. I worked at another school for 4 years and then joined the West Borough team; that was over 9 years ago! Our school is a school with a heart, I am so lucky to be part of the West Borough family and look forward to the next 9 years!!" Teacher
"I love to work at West Borough because of how diverse and welcoming the school is for all. I can not wait for my daughters to be old enough and join this multicultural family." Teaching Assistant
"There is a real sense of community and belonging at West Borough , not only for the children but the staff as well. Everyone is embraced and celebrated regardless of ability and that is why I love this school." SEN TA
"I love working at West Borough because I feel privileged to be able to be at the very beginning of the children's journey through our school. I love getting to know the families and seeing the faces of the children when they have achieved something new!" Senior Leader
"Even though I've worked at West Borough for over 23 years, I'm still learning! The school is always striving to improve further for the benefit of its pupils." Teacher
“I love working at West Borough Primary School as I enjoy being part of a passionate, dedicated team, whose focus is on enriching the school experience for all our pupils. As part of the admin team, I enjoy being able to support the leadership and teaching staff, as well as our families in making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible!” Admin Team
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