Applying for a Reception place for the Academic Year 2023-2024

Applications for September 2023, open in November 2022

Our school open days are:

  • Tuesday 11th October 2022 (Morning)
  • Tuesday 8th November 2022 (Afternoon)

If you would like to book one of our open days, email, call, or visit the office to book a slot.    Tel: 01474 36526     

London Rd, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 9JQ


Key Action Date
Application for Primary Intake opens online Friday, 4th November 2022
National closing date for applications

Deadline date for the return of Supplementary Information Forms.

Monday, 16th January 2023
National Offer Day: emails sent after 4pm. Wednesday, 19th April 2023
Deadline date for late applications and waiting lists to be included in Kent County Council’s reallocation stage.

Also, the date by which places should be accepted or declined to schools

By Monday, 1st May 2023
Deadline for lodging of appeals Friday 12th May 2023
For information regarding our oversubscription criteria, please refer to the Admissions Policy.

Admissions Documents 2023-2024

Admissions Policy 2023


Advice for Summer Born Children



If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022, you can appeal if you were refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 19 April 2022).

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.

Appeal Documents

Admissions Appeals Form


FAQs for Appeals


Generic Defence Statement


In Year Admissions

If you are considering transferring your child to our school, please contact the school office via or  01474 365266 for information on availability and waiting lists, as well as to arrange a tour of the school.

If you are applying for a place outside of the September Admissions process you will need to complete an In-Year Application Form. This form will need to be completed and returned directly to the office, which can be downloaded below.

In-Year Admissions Documents

In-Year Admissions Form


Take a look at the video below for our last year’s Open Day: 

Rosherville’s Reception Class

Pupils are admitted to Rosherville in the September of the academic year in which they turn 5. Starting school is a very exciting and daunting time for you and your child. We as a school work with parents individually in the summer term before the children start to ensure it is a positive experience and that parents and children feel well prepared for their start in September.

Our reception class teacher Ms McCormick and teaching assistant Miss Horrobin will:

  • Hold a welcome meeting for new parents
  • Visit the children in their nursery setting
  • Visit the children in their home setting
  • Hold a stay and play session for the children to become familiar with their surroundings

What the school day for Reception Class looks like in September

Week 1: 8.45 a.m to 12.00 a.m. (will not stay for lunch)
Week 2: 8.45 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. (will stay for lunch)
Week 3: 8.45 a.m. to 3.15 p.m. (full time)