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Children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 will be eligible for a place in Reception for September 2024
Featherby Infant School and Featherby Junior School are both schools with Academy status.

The planned admission number for 2024/2025, which has been agreed with the local authority, is 90 for Reception.  The admission arrangements for Featherby are consistent with Medway Council’s Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary Admissions, to ensure simplicity for parents and carers.

Parents and carers can apply for Featherby using the Common Application Form or using the on-line facility at Medway Admissions   Places will be offered according to the Scheme.

A waiting list request form can be completed online using the Council’s website.  Details will be sent with the offer letter on National Offer Day in April. Using this online form, parents can request to be placed on the waiting list for Featherby if it was originally listed. Waiting lists will be maintained by the Council until the end of the first term in December and children will be ranked in waiting lists according to the oversubscription criteria.

Any application made to Featherby that has been unsuccessful will have the right of appeal.

Our current Admissions Policies can be found on the Maritime Academy Trust website:  Admissions Policies

Admissions Appeals Timetable for Admissions in September 2023/2024

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2023 you would have been able to appeal between April and  May 2023 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by July 2023. 

For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. 

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 appeals being lodged.

If you wish to lodge an appeal, more information can be found on their website via Medway Appeals.  

Or by contacting Medway Council:   admissions@medway.gov.uk  Phone: 01634 333 333. Write to: School services, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TR