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New Reception Admissions for 2023-2024

 

Hello! Welcome to Offham, we are so excited that you have chosen to take a look at our school website and to find out more about our school. We know that choosing the right school for your child for September 2023 will feel very daunting. Here at Offham we want to help you as much as we can. We have therefore added lots of useful information to this page We really hope that you will fall in love with our little school and we hope to see you at Offham soon! WE ARE HOLDING OPEN MORNING TOURS OF THE SCHOOL FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS ON 1ST, 3RD, 8TH AND 10TH NOVEMBER. TO GET YOURSELF BOOKED ON A TOUR, PLEASE CALL MR SALTER ON 01732 842355.

Offham Primary School - Our Promotional Video

 

Please click on the picture below to see a video all about our school

 

Virtual Walk Round Tour 

 

Click on the picture below to begin your tour. 

 

Some of our past pupils made their own videos about our school in their computing lessons - they had a lot of fun using a green screen! 

 

Click on the picture to watch their film!

 

2022/2023 ADMISSIONS

 

We are currently full in all our Classes, however, parents can apply to go onto our in-year waiting list or in exceptional circumstances can appeal for us to take their child over PAN in Key Stage 2 (year's 3-6). For more information please email Mr. Tim Salter our Admissions Manager at tsalter@offham.kent.sch.uk 

Over Subscription Criteria

 

The oversubscription criterion is a set of rules Offham School uses if it receives too many requests for the places that it has available.

 

Offham is a one form entry school and so has 30 places available.

Our oversubscription criterion is as follows:

 

  • 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. 

This link will stand if the family have continued to live at the same house as when the

older sibling was admitted OR if the family have moved, but are still within 2 miles of

the school.

 

  • 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 Offham School meaning Offham 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.

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