We are always willing to show prospective parents around our school. Please contact the school office on 01227 751322 or email Tina (tpayne at 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 2017/18

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

 Admissions into Reception Class September 2019


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.

  • Thursday 27th September 2018, 9:15am
  • Tuesday 9th October 2018, 9:15am
  • Wednesday 17th October 2018, 9:15am
  • Thursday 1st November 2018, 2:00pm
  • Tuesday 13th November 2018, 9:15am
  • Wednesday 28th November 2018, 9:15am
  • Thursday 6th December 2018, 2:00pm
  • Wednesday 9th January 2019, 9:15am

If none of the above dates are suitable for you, please contact the headteacher, Sarah Alexander, directly by email on

 headteacher at 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 2019 open in November 2018 and close in January 2019.

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.