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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 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday, 16 April 2024). You needed to submit your appeal before Tuesday 14 May 2024 for it to be considered by Tuesday 16th July 2024. 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. 

Please note:

Ramsgate Arts Primary School received nine appeals for admission in September 2023, none of which were successful. 

The law limits the size of an infant class (reception and years 1 and 2) to a maximum of 30 pupils per teacher (there are exceptions to this rule for certain limited categories of children). As such, it’s unlikely that the panel would uphold the appeal on that basis. It’s important that parents recognise this before investing what can be a significant amount of time and effort in an infant class size appeal. Before you make your decision to appeal you should think carefully about your reasons for appeal and be realistic about the likely outcome.

Full details on infant class size appeals can be found here.

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.