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Starting School in September 2018

To view our Reception Intake Presentation please click on the link below: 

New Entrants 2018 Presentation

Children should start primary school in September 2018 if they were born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

Open mornings:

Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 08.45

Thursday 9 November 2017 at 08.45 

The mornings will involve a tour around our brand new school building, time in the Reception classroom and a presentation about the school's values by the Head Teacher.

Please register your interest and preferred date by emailing:

The Wells Free School is part of the Kent County Council Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary Admissions. Please visit the Kent County Council website for more information. The KCC website gives details about making a late application.

In Year Admissions

If your child is already at another school and you wish to apply for a place at The Wells Free School please complete the In Year Casual Application Form and return to the school at Alternatively call the office on 01892 739075 to pick up a paper copy of the form.

The Application and Admissions process: What do I do if I do not get a school place for my child?

The admissions process can often be confusing and when your child is not offered a place at your preferred school you need to know what steps to take.  

If you’ve applied for a place at The Wells Free School and have not been offered one there are some options open to you.


Waiting Lists at The Wells Free School.

You can ask to go onto our waiting list if you named us on your first application, or later in the year as an 'in year admission'. We will place you on the list according to the over subscription criteria outlined in our admissions policy. During the year, we contact everyone on the list to see if they still wish to remain. Sometimes people wish to be removed from the list, so we then move the other waiting list children up accordingly. Sometimes a new child will apply to come onto the waiting list and they may be put on the list further up than existing children because they are a sibling, looked after, or live closer to the school. As soon as a place becomes available, we call the first person on the waiting list to offer the place, and then work down the list in order until the place is taken.

What options are open to parents regarding school places? 

If your child is four years old and eligible to apply for a school place, you can:


Appeals timetable


If your child is due to start in 2018, you can appeal between 16 April and 16 May 2018 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 18 July 2018. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeals being lodged.

It’s very disappointing when you don’t get the school you have set your heart on. But, particularly in this area, we are extremely fortunate to have a large number of fantastic schools. Even if you think the school you have been given isn’t right for you, it’s always worth a try. You will probably be very pleasantly surprised. And in a large town like Tunbridge Wells, there are many public transport options to help you.

If you require further help, please don’t hesitate to ask – we can point you in the right direction.


Admission Forms