Pupils thrive because of the consistently high quality of education they receive throughout their time at school. They work hard in lessons and achieve exceptionally well across the curriculum.

Ofsted 2020

This school is at the heart of the local community and has community at its heart. The values of caring, respect, tolerance, responsibility, aspiration and honesty are evident at every turn. Pupils know what these values mean. They show this in the way they learn, behave and treat others. Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable. They feel safe and extremely well cared for.

Ofsted 2020

New Entrants - September 2024

You must sign up for our New Entrants’ Meetings in order to attend as places are limited.

Our New Entrants’ Meetings for September 2024 are as follows:

Monday 13th November at 2pm

Friday 17th November at 9.30am

Wednesday 22nd November at 2pm

Friday 1st December at 9.30am

You may book using the following QR code or by using the link below:


Please let us know if you are subsequently unable to attend on your booked date.

Information on Primary School Applications

Ightham Primary School admits pupils full time in the September for pupils whose birthdays fall between September and December. Those whose birthdays fall between January and August are admitted full time in September if their parents wish or parental requests to defer entry until the start of the Spring term will be granted. However, parental requests to defer entry until the following year will not be guaranteed a place at the school. We do not hold open places where the school is oversubscribed.

Where the number of applications exceeds our pupil admission number (30) places will be allocated in the following priority order, following the LA Admissions Policy:

  • Children in the care of Kent County Council
  • Where the child has a sibling attending Ightham Primary School at the time of entry (where the family continues to live at the same address as when the sibling was admitted or has moved to a new property within two miles (via the shortest available walking route) of the school).
  • Where there are medical grounds (supported by a doctor) for admitting the child and where the school has adequate facilities to support access of need.
  • Proximity of the child’s home is measured in a straight line (as the crow flies) to the School.
  • When we wish to admit more pupils than the standard number we will seek the agreement of the LA Admissions Authority.

The Governing Body has established the following arrangements for appeals against non admission:

  • A written application to the Area Education Officer of the LA if unsuccessful.
  • A final stage of appeal to an Independent Statutory Appeal Committee.

Click the link below for further information on primary school places:

Casual In-Year Admissions Form

Use the form above for all applications for admission to the school other than new entrants to our reception class for September 2023. The form should be given to our office staff in the first instance. Where the year group is full, you will be given the option of placing your child on the waiting list for a place. Our oversubscription criteria is as above.

This does NOT apply to new entrants into our Reception (EYFS) class as this is carried out through a different system which is run by KCC and not the school.

Pupil Spaces

Ightham Primary School is able to take a maximum of 210 pupils. Within each year group, we  accept a maximum of thirty children. If you are interested in a place for your child(ren), please don't hesitate to contact the school office and ask for a tour of the school with the Head Teacher. Should you wish to apply for a place at Ightham Primary School, you would need to submit a Casual In-Year Admission Form directly to the school.

If there is not currently a place available, but you would like your child to attend Ightham Primary School, you should submit your In-Year Casual Admission Form to the School Office and your child will be placed on the waiting list.

The Local Authority (KCC) decides on admissions to Reception so parents should direct further questions about our admissions arrangements to the KCC Admissions team:

03000 41 21 21

Email Kent Admissions