Hornbeam Primary School



How do I apply for a place at Hornbeam Primary School?

Primary Admissions for September intakes to Hornbeam Primary School are arranged through the Local Authority. Please contact the school in the first instance and we will be happy to help you with the process.  Full details can be found on the KCC website.

In year admissions or transfers are organised via the school so please contact us, if you wish to change schools or are moving to the area and we will be happy to help. In year admission forms can be found via the KCC website link or here, to download a form click here

September Admissions: 

Following COVID restrictions and Lockdowns parents of children starting school in September 2023 are invited in the first instance, to view a virtual tour. 

A huge thanks to a local media student who has given up her time to support our school in producing a virtual tour to new parents. She has done a fantastic job and  we are very proud to be able to support a student in enabling their dream. The floating Hornbeam is to cover the faces of certain children who cannot be filmed but we did not wish to disturb their learning when video recording was taking place. I hope this gives you a little taster of what we have to offer at Hornbeam.  

Tour dates for September admissions can be found on the home page of this website as a link. Please check the dates and contact the school to book on a tour. These dates are usually added by the end September so for 2023 admissions they will be live by the end of September 2022. 

If you are moving mid year, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange a tour with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. 

If you have any additional questions please do contact the School Office on 01304 374033 or office@hornbeam.kent.sch.uk .  

We look forward to meeting you!


If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 19 April 2022). You can also request to go on the waiting list. 

You must submit your appeal before Tuesday 17 May 2022 for it to be considered by Tuesday 19 July 2022. 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. 

For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

You can also request to go on the school waiting list for in year moves. 

Hornbeam Prospectus 

Government guidance on Admissions code can be found here


HB_Accessibility_Plan_2019_-_2022School admissions code document

Fair Protocols Admissions

Appeals Process Primary Schools

Admissions Policy- Hornbeam  2022/2023

Admissions Policy - Hornbeam 2023/2024