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How do I apply for a Reception place at Ramsgate Arts Primary School?

We thank you for expressing an interest in Ramsgate Arts Primary School. Our website will give you an insight into life at RAPS, but to truly get a ‘feel’ for what we are all about, we strongly recommend you come along to visit us.

The Published Admission Number (PAN)

Ramsgate Arts Primary School has an agreed admission number of 60 pupils for entry into Reception. 

How do apply if I would like another year group place for my child at Ramsgate Arts Primary School?H

Ramsgate Arts Primary School follows the process for primary in-year admissions, as published by the local authority. In-year applications for Ramsgate Arts Primary School should be made directly to the school, using a separate copy of the Local Authority's 'Single In Year Casual Admissions Form' (Single IYCAF) for each child. Please contact our school office for a copy of this form.

If you would like to make an application for a Reception place a Ramsgate Arts Primary School, please contact the admissions department at Kent County Council. For further advice or information about how to apply for a school place in Kent visit, phone 0300 412121 or e-mail .

The school will inform parents and the local authority if an offer can be made. If we are unable to offer a place you will be told how to appeal and how to place your child’s name on the school waiting list.



If your child is due to start Primary school in September 2023, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Monday, 17 April 2023).

You needed to submit your appeal before Tuesday 16 May  2023 for it to be considered by Thursday 18 July 2023. 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

 Please click HERE for Kent advice on making an appeal for a school place.

If we are oversubscribed and unable to welcome your child in to Ramsgate Arts Primary School, why not consider one of our partner schools within the Viking family? We have two additional schools in our Trust: Chilton Primary School and Upton Junior School.