The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Consultation on admission arrangements

We are currently consulting on our admission arrangements for the September 2020 Year R intake.

We are proposing to clarify the wording of the sibling-definition, in line with Kent policy, and a reduction of the Planned Admission Number (PAN) for Dymchurch to the original PAN of 30.

The consultation documentation can be found here:

Consultation on Admissions Arrangements from September 2020

Admissions Arrangements Policy 2020 for consultation

If you wish to respond to the proposals, please contact the Chair of our Local Academy Council.

Mrs Wendy Settle

Chair of the Local Academy Council

Dymchurch Primary School 

New Hall Close, Dymchurch, Romney Marsh, TN29 0LE

When can my child start Primary School? 

Most children begin primary school at the start of the school year in which they reach school age (5 years old). All schools must provide for the admission of children from the September following their 4th birthday.

A school year runs from September to the following August.  To check when your child can attend primary school, click on the link below:

Key dates for 2019 Year R admissions are as follows:

  • Deadline for applications: Tuesday 15th January 2019
  • National offer day: Tuesday 16th April 2019
  • Deadline for lodging appeals: Wednesday 21st May 2019

If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2019 you can appeal between 16 April and 21st May 2019 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard.

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 schools days of the appeals being lodged.

Kent County Council's admissions team can be contacted on 03000 416 789 for in-year places,
or 03000 416 111 for entry to primary school.

For advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email

For information about appealing for a primary school place, please visit to appeal an offer and also where you will find information and documentation regarding the process.

For further information, please see The Village Academy website for all our policies.