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Victoria Road Primary School

Inspiring a Love of Learning

Admissions, Kent Test and SATS



The school has a standard number of 30 children in each class, which cannot be exceeded, without referral to the governing body. Although the Published Admissions Number (PAN) is 206 based upon the size of the school buildings, the school is committed to accepting 210 onto the school roll. The school accepts that children with a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP), which names the school, will be admitted.


For admission to our Reception Class in September each year, the Local Authority (LA) will send the school a list of all applicants. The school will apply the oversubscription criteria (outlined below) and return a list of pupils ranked in priority order to the LA. The LA will make offers to the parents of pupils. In the case where the LA can see that more than one school, including Victoria Road can offer a place, then the LA will ensure the pupil if offered a place at the family’s highest preference school with a vacancy. The lower offer will then lapse.


Casual admissions will follow the same criteria, listed below, and will be managed by the school and referenced to the Code of Conduct.


Admission Criteria

1.   Children with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Educational, Health and Care plan (EHCP) which names the school.
2.   Highest priority will be given to Looked After Children and all previously looked after children that have ceased to be so, because they were adopted or because they are subject to a residence order or special guardianship order, including children from abroad.

3.   Pupils from families with existing siblings already at the school (children who live as brother and sister in the same house, including natural brothers and sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brother or sisters) as long as the family:

      -   still lives at the same address as when the first child was offered a place - or

      -   has moved closer to the school than when the first child was offered a place  -  or

      -   has moved to an address that our measuring software says is less than two miles away from the school.

4.   Priority will next be given to children on the basis of social or medical need.  Further clarification is given in our Admission policy.
5.   Pupils from other families living close to the school.


We use the distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) address point data. Distances are measured from a point defined as within the child’s home to a point defined as within the school as specified by NLPG. The same address point on the school site is used for everybody.


“In year” admissions are managed by the school. Where classes are already full, pupils will be placed on a waiting list, in the order as detailed in the admissions criteria above.


For further information on admissions please visit the LA Admissions website



To download your guide for applying for a school place in Kent please click on the link here

Kent Test 

If you want to apply for a year 7 place at a Kent grammar school, you can register your child for the Kent Test. The test assesses whether grammar school is a suitable option for your child.


For more information please click on the link to School Admissions.




Information booklet for parents