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early yearsSchool Visits

Staff and Governors acknowledge how very important it is for you to make the right choice for your child starting School and, under normal circumstances, we would love to invite you to visit Joy Lane so that you can see for yourself all the wonderful learning opportunities we are so proud to offer. As a result of the current pandemic, all fourteen Schools in Herne Bay and Whitstable (Coastal Alliance Co-Operative Trust) have agreed the safest way for you to get to know our Schools is through virtual tours which will mitigate the potential transmission risks.

We hope that our prospectus and Virtual tours will be useful in in presenting an insight into our school environment during these ongoing challenging times.

If you would like further information following your virtual visit, please do get in touch by email or by telephone and a member of our team will happily answer any of your questions.


Joy Lane Primary School is governed by Kent County Council’s admission procedures. Full details of the admissions criteria and a copy of the Admissions form are available on the Kent County Council website.

Reception Children 2023

Applications open on the Kent online system from 4th November 2022 to 16th January 2023. You can access the applications website here www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions.

You are able to state 3 preferences and it is wise to do so, so that you are allocated a school of your choice. If you wish to apply for a place for your child at Joy Lane Primary School, then put us as your as your first choice.

If you already have a child who already attends Joy Lane Primary School, please make sure their sibling details are shown on the form.

Applications must be submitted before the 16th January 2023 deadline.

If you have any queries, or need any help completing the forms, please contact the school office, 01227 261430, and we will support you through the process.

Please contact the School office if you are enquiring for a place in our Nursery.

To view our latest prospectus please CLICK HERE

Kent County Council (School Admissions)

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