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Choose a place to belong, a place to grow: Choose St Nicholas.

We would love you to come and join us. We accept children from throughout Thanet, Sarre, Beltinge, Broomfield, Herne, Reculver and other surrounding areas.

The application process for entry to primary school opens on 3rd November 2023, the deadline for applications for 2024 entry is the 15th January. If you would like to book a tour to see our school Please call the school office on 01843 847253, I will be very happy to show you round our fabulous school. 

Mrs T Kennedy


Watch Our School Tour

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A Taste of Reception at Work

Modelling clay play!

Fun in the mud kitchen.

The construction area

We love lunch.

The school has seven classes (we are One Form Entry) with all new Reception children admitted during the Autumn Term (September) of the academic year in which they have their 5th birthday. 

If you would like your child to attend our school in 2024 please apply online (opens 3rd November 2023). The link is here:

Our Admissions Oversubscription Criteria:

If the number of preferences for the school is more than the number of spaces available, places will be allocated in the following priority order:

  • Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children – A looked after child is a child who is in the care of a local authority

  • Current Family Association - a brother or sister in the same school at the time of entry where the family continue to live at the same address as when the sibling was admitted – or – if they have moved – live within 2 miles of the school, or have moved to a property that is nearer to the school than the previous property as defined by the ‘Nearness’ criterion

  • Health and Special Access Reasons – Medical, health, social and special access reasons will be applied in accordance with the school’s legal obligations, in particular those under the Equality Act 2010.

  • Nearness of children's homes to school - we use the distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) address point.

Please see the following link for a detailed breakdown of this criteria:


Key Dates for Admissions:

3rd November 2023 Application Process Opens
15th January 2024 Application Process Closes
16th April 2024 Offer of School Sent (email after 4pm)

In Year Admissions

If your child is already of school age and you would  like them to join our school, please complete the In Year Admission Form (IYAF) by clicking here and either bring it into the school or send it electronically. Alternatively, you can request a copy of this form from the school office who can also advise you on the process. 

Tel: 01843 847253

Appeals for 2024 Applications:

  • All parents have the statutory right to appeal against any decision refusing them a school place.

  • If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2024 you can appeal between April and May 2024 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by  July 2024.  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 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school-days of the appeals being lodged. Please click HERE for Kent advice on making an appeal for a school place.

  • If you applied to move your child to a different school but were not offered a place you have the right to make an appeal.

Please also contact the Local Authority to find out about admissions and appeal arrangements. They can also be contacted by phone on 03000 412121.