Birchwood Drive, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7NE

01322 522 151

Joydens Wood Junior School

Admission Arrangements for September 2021


Thursday 23rd November 2020

Dear Mums, Dads and Carers


As the Headteacher at Joydens Wood Junior School, I would feel very privileged if your child was to join us in Year 3 from September and hope that the following will help guide you through the application process. Please do not hesitate to contact us further if would like any questions answered or for us to talk you through the application process on 01322 522151 or email


To apply for a place at a junior school you must complete a JCAF.  All JCAF application forms and admission booklets are available to download from  To apply online visit and follow the online application process, (online JCAF).


Online applications are open now for you to apply. You must apply for your places either online or (if you do not have access to the internet) by paper, for each individual child. You must not apply online AND by paper.  You can name up to three schools in priority order.


Please note that you will have to apply for a place at the junior school, even if your child is in year 2 at Joydens Wood Infant School. If the Primary Admissions Team do not receive an application from you they will not allocate your child a school. 

In addition:

  • Parents who live in Kent can name other Local Authorities (LAs) on their Kent form and parents who do not live in Kent can name Kent schools on their own authority’s form.
  • You have up to three preferences in priority order, but please note that naming one preference or naming one school three times does not give your child priority for a place
  • Pupils leaving infant schools must name junior schools only on their JCAF i.e. not a primary school.
  • You must apply to the authority to which you pay your council tax
  • Your application form can be amended online up until the closing date.


If your child has a statement of special needs or an ECHP you cannot apply online and should contact your local SEN officer for advice on the arrangements to admit your child into school: North Kent SEN Team, Joynes House, 1 - 4 New Road, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AT

Telephone: 03000 419345 Email:



Key Dates for Parents for a child starting Year 3 in September 2021:


Thursday 5 November 2020

Online application process opens. Go to primaryadmissions to register and apply. Information about primary schools will be available from our website. School open days begin, and details can be found on each school’s website.


Friday 15 January 2021

Online application process closes for the main round. Any amendments after this date must be emailed to


Friday 16 April 2021

National Offer Day.  Offers of school places sent to parents via email after 4pm.


By Wednesday 5 May 2021

Parents should contact the school to accept/refuse the place that has been offered. Parents should also fill out the waiting list form from the link in the offer email to be added to the waiting list of schools named on the original application.


By Monday 17 May 2021

Appeals need to be lodged by this date to be heard before September – appeals information can be found at You can only appeal for schools that were named on the RCAF and JCAF. June to July 2021 Admissions appeals held.


Wednesday 9 June 2021

Offer day for the second round of applications (known as reallocation). After this date waiting lists will be maintained by the schools and they will send out offers for any places that may become available. Parents that have received an offer of a school place from KCC can approach schools directly for alternative places.


September 2021

Children start school.



I very much look forward to welcoming you and your children to Joydens Wood Junior School in September.


Yours faithfully


Mrs Jacqueline Watson