We are always willing to show prospective parents around our school. Please contact the school office on 01227 751322 or email Tina ( to arrange a convenient time.

We have children attending our school who live in Hernhill or the surrounding villages, as well as many from the towns of Whitstable and Faversham. There is no 'catchment area' as it depends each year on the families that apply for a place.

Voluntary controlled schools, such as Hernhill, have Kent County Council as their admissions authority. Details can be found on the KCC website. 

Click here for full details of KCC admissions criteria for 2018/19

Admissions into Reception Class September 2019

We are full for Reception 2019. Please contact the school if you would like to add your child to our waiting list.


Admissions into Reception Class September 2020

We are holding a number of guided tours of the school. These sessions usually last around 45 minutes to an hour. The tours are led by the headteacher, Sarah Alexander.

We would love to welcome you on one of these dates so we can show you around our fabulous school. The dates and start times are listed below. Please phone the school office on 01227 751322 to book a place.

  • Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 9:15am
  • Thursday 10th October 2019, 9:15am
  • Wednesday 16th October 2019, 9:15am
  • Thursday 31st October 2019, 2:00pm
  • Wednesday 13th November 2019, 9:15am
  • Thursday 21st November 2019, 9:15am
  • Tuesday 26th November 2019, 2:00pm
  • Wednesday 8th January 2020, 9:15am

If none of the above dates are suitable for you, please contact the headteacher, Sarah Alexander, directly by email on to arrange a convenient appointment. 


Our Year R children are invited to take advantage of full-time education from September and start school during the first week of Term 1.


Applications for children due to start primary in September 2020 open in November 2019 and close in January 2020.

Ways to apply:

You can apply for up to 3 schools, putting them in order of preference. 


If you need advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email



In-Year Admissions


If your child is already at primary school and you wish to move them to Hernhill, you need to apply for an in-year admission place.

You are invited to ring us to arrange a visit. If you decide you would like a place in a year group for your child, you will need to complete the In-Year application form and return it to us.

There is no guarantee that we will be able to offer your child a place. You should not remove your child from their current school before you have an offer of a place at another school.