Primary Admission Arrangements for September 2020-21

The arrangements for co-ordinated admissions in Medway will be set out in detail in the Medway Council booklet for parents ‘Admission to Primary School’, a copy of which will be available from either the Head of School or the Admissions Team at Medway Council.

Parents who wish to apply for admission to the school should do so online at the following email address:  If parents prefer to complete a paper application form, they should contact the Student Services Admissions Team at Medway Council. 

Depending on the method of application, offers of places will be emailed or posted to parents by Medway Council on behalf of the Governing Body as stated in the booklet.  Parents must accept/refuse the place by the agreed date.

A waiting list will operate according to the co-ordinated scheme (see details at the end of this document).


Elaine Primary School has a target school roll of 370 pupils.  The school is a two form entry school.  It has fourteen classes from Year R to Year 6.  The planned admission number is 50 pupils.

There will be a single intake in September 2020 for children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016.

NB:  Parents have the right to defer entry until the start of Term 3 or after the child’s 5th birthday, if they so wish.



Following receipt of parental preferences, places will be offered to those children with statements of special educational needs where Elaine Primary /school is named.  Then, if the number of requests received via the co-ordinated scheme is more than the number of places available, places will be allocated in the following priority order:

  1. Children in Public Care (as defined in the Medway co-ordinated admission scheme).
  2. Current family association (a brother or sister in the academy at the time of application and still attending in September 2018).
  3. Child’s health reasons.  Medical evidence must be provided which demonstrates a specific health reason which requires a child to attend Elaine Primary Academy.
  4. Multiple birth children where Elaine Primary Academy is the nearest school to the child’s home.
  5. Nearness of children’s home measured using Medway Council’s criteria.  Where criteria involves measuring distance to a child’s home, the LA’s procedures for ascertaining the shortest available safe route between home and the academy will be used.

In the event of a tie within any criterion, before the last criterion, places will be allocated to those living the closest distance to the academy as mentioned above.


All in year admission enquiries should be addressed to Elaine Primary School.  If you wish to apply for a place at Elaine Primary School an Application Form will need to be downloaded and completed.  The completed form should either be sent via Royal Mail or scanned and sent electronically to or delivered in person to Elaine Primary School .


If there are no spaces in the year group requested and you wish your child to be placed on a waiting list, please download and complete the Waiting List Request Form. The completed form should either be sent via Royal Mail or scanned and sent electronically to or delivered in person to Elaine Primary School.


If a parent wishes to transfer their child from another school without moving home, the Executive Headteacher and/or Head of School will contact the child’s current school to ascertain the situation so that our academy is able to offer the correct support should the child be offered a place.  It is also expected that the parent/carer of the child, along with the child themselves when appropriate, visit our academy and meet with the Executive Headteacher and/or Head of School before any place will be offered.


Parents/carers have the right to appeal if a place is not offered to their child.  Appeals will be handled in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code and the Governing Bodies policy on admission appeals.  If you wish to appeal a decision please download and complete the Admission Appeal Form.  The completed form should either be sent via Royal Mail or scanned and sent electronically to or delivered in person to Elaine Primary School.

The deadlines for parents to lodge appeals and guarantee they are heard on time is 15 May (primary admissions)

Any appeals will be heard in the weeks commencing 20th April, 27th April and 4th May.