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National Offer Day 1st March 2021 (after 4 pm)



Entry into Years 7-11


If your child is already in Year 7-11 and you would like to apply for a place at St Edmund's, you will need to apply for an in year admission, To do this, download the In Year Common Application Form and Supplementary Information Form below or contact the Admissions Team on 01304 201551 to request these application forms.


In addition to completing this form you will also need to provide the following:


A clear copy/original of Baptismal/Dedication or Christening Certificate (if applicable)


A statement of support, signed by your Parish Priest of Minister of Religion (if applicable)


As a faith school you will appreciate that our admissions criteria differ from those of other schools; details are available within our Admissions Policy 2020/21. This enables us to ensure that our over-subscription criteria are applied to all applications in a consistent and fair way.




By post to: Admissions, St Edmund's Catholic School, Old Charlton Road, Dover, Kent CT16 2QB




For any queries please contact our admissions team at or telephone 01304 201551


St Edmund's Admission Arrangements for 2020-2021

St Edmund's Admission Arrangements for 2022-2023

Scheme Statement



Parents whose applications for places are unsuccessful may appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel set up in accordance with section 94 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Appeals must be made in writing and must set out the reasons on which the appeal is made.

If your child is due to start Secondary School in September 2021, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (1 March 2021).

You must submit your appeal before 26 March 2021 for it to be considered by 16 June 2021. 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.

Waiting Lists

Parents of children who have not been offered a place at the school may ask for their child’s name to be placed on a waiting list. The waiting list will be operated using the same admissions criteria listed above. Placing a child’s name on the waiting list does not guarantee that a place will become available. This does not prevent parents from exercising their right to appeal against the decision not to offer a place. It is possible that when a child is directed under the Local Authority’s Fair Access Protocol they will take precedence over those children already on the list. The Waiting List will be re-ranked, in line with the published oversubscription criteria, every time a child is added.

Late Applications

Any late applications will be considered by the Governors' Admissions Committee, in the event of there being any available places using the above criteria. If all places have been filled, parents will be offered the opportunity of placing their child’s name on the waiting list. This does not prevent parents from exercising their right to appeal against the decision not to offer a place.

Kent Admissions Guidance

For further guidance on accepting the offered school or to be put on a school waiting list, please click on the Admissions link below.

Our Mission and Values

“Therefore learn as if to live forever; live as if to die tomorrow” (St Edmund of Abingdon)

Read Our Values & Ethos Statement

Trust Information

St Edmund's Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edmund's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.