Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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If you would like to transfer your child from another school to Bligh Primary School, please complete the Casual Admissions form here or through Medway Council and return to the main school office.

Our current Admissions Policies can be found on the Maritime Academy Trust website:  Admissions Policies

If you would like to apply for Bligh Nursery, please click HERE.


Primary Admissions

All September admissions for Reception Year and Year 3 are processed through Medway Council. Click here for Medway Council to go to their website.

You can apply for your child to start school in year R (reception) if they were born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.

You can apply to transfer from infant to junior school (year 3) if your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 and goes to an infant school.

If your child is in year 2, you will need to apply if you want your child to transfer to a junior school.

If your child has an education, health and care (EHC) plan or a statement of special educational needs you will need to complete a different form. More about applying for a school place for a child with an EHC plan.

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



SEND admissions

Admissions for all children follows the school admissions arrangements. Children with additional medical needs or disabilities are given priority in line with the schools admission policy. Parents must make the school aware of their children's specific needs during the application process.

Children with EHCP's will be given priority in admissions in line with the SEND code of practice.

To view our appeals FAQ's please click here.

To view the Appeal form please click here.

To view the Defense Statement please click here.