Horizon Primary Academy admits 30 pupils in to Reception class per year. Reception admissions are processes by the Local Authority and we adhere to the policy.

Click here to see our Admissions Policy and Oversubscription Criteria for September 2021 

Click here to see our Admissions Policy and Oversubscription Criteria for September 2022

Admissions for the up and coming Reception class must go through Kent admissions online. More information can be found at

If you would like your child to attend Horizon Primary Academy, please click here to download our waiting list form and email it directly to


Make an Appeal

If your child is due to start Primary School in September 2021, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (16 April 2021).

You must submit your appeal between before 17 May 2021 for it to be considered by 16 July 2021. 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.


Appeal hearing

The hearing lets you explain to an independent appeal panel why you think your child should be given a place at the school and lets the school explain why it could not offer your child a place.

Due to the current social distancing coronavirus restrictions, the appeals process will require adjustments which will vary from school to school. The panel clerk will contact those who have appealed directly to inform them how the appeal will be heard.

You will be informed of the date of your appeal at least 14 calendar days before it is heard and a complete copy of the appeals paperwork will be sent to you at least 7 calendar days before the hearing.


The Clerk will normally provide you with the panel’s decision within 7 calendar days of your appeal. If the panel is hearing a large number of appeals, this will be 7 calendar days after the last appeal is considered.

If your appeal is unsuccessful, you can't lodge another appeal to the same school for the same school year, unless you can show your circumstances have changed since the first appeal.

Get advice

Appeal a school offer - Kent County Council

Call 03000 41 42 22 or email for support.


In-Year Admissions:


School places can be applied for in two ways - either through the school or via the Kent local authority. Parents and carers will be required to complete an In-Year Admissions Form

Horizon Primary Academy manages in-year admissions themselves although places are still monitored and authorised by the local authority

The In-Year Admissions Form can be found by clicking on this link: /390/admissions

Parents and carers will be notified of the outcome of their admissions within 10 school days