Hollingbourne Primary School
Hollingbourne | Maidstone | ME17 1UA

Admissions Policy

If there are more applications than places, those places available will be allocated on the following criteria:

  • Children in Local Authority Care and children who have been adopted from Care.
  • Current family association (sibling) - "Siblings" means children who live as brother and/or sister in the same house, including natural brothers/sisters, adopted siblings, step brothers/sisters and foster brothers/sisters.
  • Health, Social and Special Access Reasons – Priority under Health and Special Access reasons will be given to those children who have (or whose parent/parents/guardian have) a mental or physical impairment or social need which means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend our School. This needs to be supported by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner, which can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and Hollingbourne School meaning Hollingbourne is the only school that can accommodate these needs.
  • Nearness of Children’s Homes to School – KCC’s measuring software uses assigned address point data provided annually by Ordnance Survey. The measurement is taken as a straight line (as the crow flies) from a child’s assigned address point to the School’s assigned address point. Address point references allow KCC to calculate distances in miles to four decimal places.

The child’s home address is considered to be a residential property that is the child’s only or main residence and not an address at which the child may stay during the week such as a friend’s, grandparent’s or childminder’s home; it can be owned, leased or rented by the child’s parent, parents or guardian.


Our admissions policy can be found here.

Applying for a Year R place 2019

You can apply for a Year R place using the Kent County Council online system here. Applications for Year R open on Monday November 5th 2018 and close on Tuesday 15th January 2018

National Offer Day: e-mails sent after 4pm and letters sent 1st class post on Tuesday 16th April 2019



We do not have set open days, however we welcome visits. Please click here to arrange a visit!

Applying for secondary school

Applications for secondary schools close on 31st October. You can apply for a secondary school place using the Kent County Council online  system here.

National Offer Day: e-mails sent after 4pm and letters sent 1st class post on Friday 1st March 2019


Moving into the area?

If you are moving into the area, we recommend that you arrange a visit first. Then, when you have decided that we are the right place for you and your child, you need to complete an in year application form found here and bring this into school.