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Applying for a place at Holywell

Welcome to Holywell School, Upchurch

At Holywell our vision is to "Recognise and Realise Aspirations". We aim for all our pupils to be: Ready, Respectful, Responsible and Resilient, and we develop and nurture their learning journey so they become independent learners and thinkers in all areas of the curriculum and beyond.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

For children starting school in September for Reception:


Applications for children to start school in September usually start the November before and close in January in the year of admission.  You can apply for up to 3 schools, putting them in order of preference.  If you miss the January deadline for application, please contact


Applications will be processed between January and April.  If you apply online, you will receive an email on offer day telling you which school has been offered.  If you apply by post, your letter will be posted on offer day by first class post.


To apply for a KENT school online, please visit Kent County Council here.


Our details are as follows:

Holywell Primary School

LA Number: 886

DFE Number: 2629

Town/Postcode: Upchurch, Sittingbourne, ME9 7AE

For in year admissions:


To apply for a place at Holywell School for other times of the year or for classes other than Reception Class, please contact the school office on 01634 388416 where staff will be able to help you.  You will be asked to download and complete an In Year Admissions form and return it to school.  The form can be downloaded here.

for more information about our school please read our parent and carer handbook and visit our frequently asked questions page