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We are consulting on whether to reduce the published admission number for the school from 120 to 90 places. Projections of pupil numbers suggest that there may be a surfeit of places in the Dover district in coming years. The school needs to consider how best to be able to plan its curriculum, staffing and pastoral care in a way that is as effective as possible for pupils and families. In the event that the decision is made to reduce the school’s PAN we will continue to have the capacity to admit ‘bulge’ years if that is what is required by pupil preferences and if we are requested to do so by the Local Authority.


The proposed admission arrangements are available here:


We wish to hear views from stakeholders about this proposal and any responses should be sent to:



Please note that the consultation runs from Monday 9 December to Friday 25 January 2019.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.


The school participates in the Kent County Council Co-ordinated Admission Scheme. All applicants for a place at St Edmund’s Catholic School will need to complete a Secondary Common Application Form and submit it here.


In addition, St Edmund’s Catholic School Supplementary Application Form (SIF) will need to be completed and returned to the Admissions Secretary at St Edmund’s Catholic School.


Click here to download the:

St Edmund's Admissions Arrangements for 2018-2019

Admissions Arrangements 2020-21

For years 8 to 11 please complete the following forms; both should be returned to St Edmund’s Catholic School.


Parents whose applications for places are unsuccessful may appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel, set up in accordance with Section 84 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.


Appeals must be made in writing, giving the reasons for the appeal, and sent to the Admissions Appeal Clerk at the school address.