Admissions Consultation 2023

The Primary First Trust, as the admissions authority, is consulting and seeking comments on the Determined Admissions Arrangements for 2023 for all of its schools.


A new version of the School Admissions Code has been published by The Department for Education (DfE) which came into effect on 1st September 2021.

In line with our statutory duties and the School Admissions Code we have made some minor changes to our Admissions Arrangements for 2023-24 which we must now consult on ahead of the changes being determined. 

These changes are to the Admissions Criteria: 

(a)  Priority 1:  Children adopted outside England, internationally adopted previously looked after children (IAPLAC), are given equal first priority alongside looked after children and previously looked after children.

(b)   Priority 4:  Children who live with parents who are employees of The Primary First Trust provided that the employee has been employed by the Trust for a minimum of 2 years at the date of application or to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable shortage and have a permanent contract.

A copy of the Admissions Arrangements for each school can be found above.


This consultation will run from midday on Monday 6th December 2021 for six weeks.  We are inviting stakeholders and members of the local community to respond.  These are namely, but not limited to:

  1. Parents and Carers at each school
  2. Members of school Staff
  3. Members of the Local Governance Partnership Body 
  4. The Local Authority 
  5. Local primary schools
  6. Members of the local community


You are invited to submit comments in a number of ways:

  1. By completing this short online survey or scanning the QR Code below; OR
  2. By completing Appendix 1 below and;
    1. emailing to, (please use ‘Admissions CONSULTATION’ in the subject heading); OR
    2. posting to:

The Primary First Trust

The White House

Clifton Marine Parade

Gravesend  DA11 0DY

Attn:  Sarah Thompson

If you require a paper copy of any of these documents, please email or call 01322 640943.

Following the consultation period the Trust Board will consider any comments received. 

Any comments must be sent no later than midday on Friday 21st January 2022.

Consultation Link

Lessness Heath Primary School Admission Arrangements 2023

For more information: