If you are interested admitting your child to Hempstead Infant School, please contact the office to enquire about available spaces.
Places in Reception at the start of the academic year
If you are a Medway resident (i.e. pay your Council Tax to Medway), then you must apply for Foundation Stage places starting in September through Medway Council. If you live outside Medway you will need to contact your home local authority (LA). The Student Services Department is happy to offer you advice on how to apply for school places for your child and any further information you require. Please contact the Student Services Operations Team on 01634 331155 or visit www.medway.gov.uk selecting School and Colleges.
Reception Class intake for September 2020
The process for applications will start in September 2019. We will be holding weekly Open Mornings from October through to December for those interested in applying for a place for September 2020. Details will be posted once dates have been set.
Important dates for Reception Class intake September 2019
Monday 17th September 2018 – Applications open at www.medway.gov.uk at 9am.
Monday 14th January 2019 – Applications Close.
Tuesday 15th April 2019 – Email/ letters to parents confirming allocation of place.
Wednesday 15th May 2019 – Acceptance/ refusal of allocated place, waiting list request and appeal request deadline.
W/C Monday 17th June 2019 – Foundation Stage 2019 Appeals: Specific dates and times will be advised on an individual basis.
Casual 'in-year' applications for all year groups
In-year (casual) admissions are processed by the school. The school will be happy to let you know about spaces and potential visits to see the school. If the school notifies you that there is no space available due to year groups being full, parents/ carers do have the legal right to appeal through Medway Council.
Click here for Medway Council's casual in-year admissions form. This MUST be completed if a place is being applied for and forwarded to the school office for processing.