Applying for a Reception Place at Tree Tops
We warmly welcome all applications to our Academy from families of children living in the community of Park Wood. The age range in the Academy is 3 -11 years old i.e from Nursery up to Year 6. We encourage families to make contact with the school office as a first point of contact. The office is open between 8.40 am – 4.00 pm daily, and please see the contact information on the website for other ways to get in touch. Tree Tops Primary Academy Brishing Lane Maidstone Kent ME15 9EZ Telephone: 01622 754888 Admission to the Academy is available to all. We take care to ensure that we do not discriminate against children with Special Educational Need or Disability in line with the Kent County Council Admissions criteria. For new reception children a Kent County Council ‘Reception Common Application Form’ will need to be completed (this is an online process), expressing Tree Tops Primary Academy as your first preference. Our office staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Kent County Council’s website on School Admission can be found on the following link Primary School places.
Allocation of Places, School Admission Policy and Planned Admission Limit
Places will be allocated according to the published criteria in priority order:
- Children in Local Authority Care.
- Current family association (an elder brother or sister in the 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 of the school).
- Health reasons (for which a medical certificate may be needed).
- Nearness of children’s homes to school.
Tree Tops Primary Academy has a Planned Admission Limit of 45 children per year group. Parents do not legally have to send their children to school until the term after they are five. We find in practice, due to carefully planned and effective transition procedures, children younger than five cope well in their first year with our wonderful staff who have particular skills with our youngest children. Older children are admitted to the school if we have a vacancy in their year group. Parents are advised that there is no guarantee that preschool children will be placed in the same Reception class as their friends. We have a number of criteria which are taken into account when allocating children to their new classes; friendships are not part of our defined criteria.
Applying for a Place in any year Groups (In Year)
We also welcome children from other schools and academies. An application should be made direct to the school: If you wish your child to start at Tree Tops, as a result of moving into the area and/or transferring from another school, please place your child on the list for future entrants by completing an In-Year Admission Form. Details of how to apply are available from our office staff.
Applying for a Nursery Place
To apply for a place in our nursery children can start from their third birthday. Please contact the school office for further information and to arrange a visit.
Applying for Secondary School
For Secondary Admissions please use the following link: Secondary school place.