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Riverhead Infants' School

Nurturing Inquiring Minds





We are a three-form Infant School ranging from Reception to Year Two.  We filter through to our Junior School, Amherst, which is just across the road. 

Kent Local Authority co-ordinates the admissions of all primary schools in the County which means you will need to apply directly through their website: Primary school places - Kent County Council naming up to three schools


Our Published Admissions number (PAN) is 90 per year group. Our places are allocated based on the following criteria:

  • LAC – Looked after children or previously LAC
  • Current family association - sibling
  • Health and special access reasons (to be determined by the school)
  • Distance of child’s home from the school


If your child is due to start school in September 2024 applications closed on Monday 15th January 2024.  If you have not applied and are a Kent resident please contact with your child’s name, date of birth and full address and they will advise you on the next steps.


In the April prior to your child starting school you will be informed by the Local Authority which school your child has been allocated.  You can appeal against the decision and the allocation letter will outline how to go about making an appeal. Please see below a link to the KCC Admissions Appeals Guide for Parents

Appeal a school offer - Kent County Council


If your child is due to start Primary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday, 16 April 2024). You needed to submit your appeal before Tuesday 14 May 2024 for it to be considered by Tuesday 16th July 2024. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.


For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education


In Year Admissions


If you are interested in a place for your child at Riverhead Infants’ School please contact the school office at To have your child’s name added to our waiting list you will need to complete an ‘In Year Admissions Form’ as below and returned to the school, we will then notify you of your position on our waiting list if no spaces are available within 10 days of receipt.



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