Admissions & Kent Test
Thank you for expressing an interest in our school, if you wish to visit us please use the contact details found on our ‘Contact us‘ page.
Please also see our Admissions Policy for further information.
To apply for a place at Thistle Hill Academy, you must apply through Kent County Council admissions. Follow the link below to apply.
Once you have received an offer of a place and have accepted it, you will be required to complete the School Admission Form which can be found below.
By completing and signing the School Admission Form you are confirming that you have read, understood and accepted the pages and policies below:
Our adventure playgrounds are designed to be an area where less able and able-bodied children can play together and seeks to provide for the physical, creative, social and education development of your children. Playgrounds encourage children to explore and follow their imaginations; learning whilst they play.
The facilities provided comply with European and British legislation. However it is now recognised that risk taking is an important element of play and physical development. Parents and carers must note that the design of our playgrounds do allow for a degree of risk. This helps your child develop an appreciation of risk in a controlled environment rather than taking similar risks in the uncontrolled and unregulated wider world.
Latest student arrival time
08:45am – 10:40am
10:40am – 10:55am
10:55am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 12:55pm
12:55pm – 2:00pm
2.00pm – 2.15pm
KS1 Break (optional for KS2)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
Assemblies take place on – Mondays at 9:00am – 9.20am and the rest of the week at 10.20am – 10.40am
As many of you are aware, the school will often have events where parents/carers are invited into the school and we are sure that you would like to take pictures or videos of these events. If you wish to take pictures or videos at such an event, there is a strong possibility that other children will also be included within the picture. We do have some families, within our school, who do not wish for their children’s images to be taken and published.
Whilst we all enjoy and treasure images of our families and friends, we must ensure we protect and safeguard all children and staff, including those who do not want their images stored or shared online.
- Once posted and shared online, any image or video can be copied and will stay online forever. On social media websites, once you post the image, they own the rights of the image and can use this for their own use.
- Some children are at risk and MUST NOT have their image put online. Not all members of the community will know who they are.
- Some people do not want their images online for personal or religious reasons.
- Some children and staff may have a complex family background which means that sharing their image online can have unforeseen consequences.
Therefore, in order to keep all members of the community safe, we must all ‘Think Before We Post’ online. At school, we are happy for parents and carers to take photos and videos for personal use of their individual children, however, we request that these images are not distributed or put online. This is to protect all members of the community. We would advise parents and carer’s to turn off their mobile devices during any performances and refrain from taking photos, so that the children are not being distracted whilst performing. There will be always be an opportunity at the end of a performance for parents and carers to take an individual photo of their child.
If this is found to be abused or not adhered to we will have to consider the prohibition of the use of cameras and videos at these events. We hope you will support us in this.
The school fully supports parents who wish for their children to take the Kent Test. Our successful approach and support materials have led to a consistently high percentage of children gaining a place at Grammar School.
The school runs a parent information evening each year for year 5 parents. Although the school is always willing to advise and discuss the Kent test; it is the parent’s responsibility to register children for the test.
The school uses the BOFA software to assist children and prepare them for the Kent Test. A separate licence is purchased by the school to support parents with home revision.
Parents who wish for their children to enter the Kent Test will be given a log in and password to enable them to access the resources. This will be during year 5.