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registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Thanet Primary School

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The admission procedures and eligibility are different for nursery and school. Please use the drop down tabs to select which you are interested in.



Applications for Thanet Primary School are processed by Hull City Council.

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 you must apply for a primary school place between 1 October 2021 and 15 January 2022.  If you live in Hull you must apply to Hull City Council with your preferences of primary schools for your child, even if the school you want is not in Hull.

To make your application click 'Register for My School Portal'.  Applications can be submitted or amended up to midnight on the 15 January 2022 which is the deadline.  You will not be able to use the My School Portal to make an application after 15 January 2022.

If you applied late or changed your application after 15 January 2022, Hull City Council may not be able to confirm your child's allocated school until after 13 May 2022 which is the deadline.

Hull City Council recommend that you give three preferences of school.

Hull City Council recommend that you use the My School Portal to make your application as you will receive confirmation of your school allocation by email on 19 April 2022.  It will also mean that you get a receipt from Hull City Council to confirm that Hull City Council have received your application.  If you do not have internet access you can access a computer at Hull City Council customer contact centres or at any of the public libraries.  If you do not have an email address you can request an application form by contacting 01482 300300.

 If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) there is a separate admissions process.

Local Offer for SEND children

 Proof of address

Hull City Council may ask you for proof of residence at the address you have given.  A child's home address is defined as the address at which the parent or carer and child ordinarily reside at the time of the application.

Hull City Council are committed to preventing fraudulent applications for school places.

You must -

  • only use one address when applying for a school place
  • use the address at which the parent or carer and child are ordinarily resident
  • be held responsible for proving they are ordinarily resident at the address
  • provide additional information if requested before places can be confirmed

Hull City Council may -

  • check addresses against other records Hull city Council hold, in accordance with our Data Protection Register
  • ask for suitable proof of residence, tenancy (if renting), or proof of completion (if buying)
  • request proof of council tax payment
  • invite you to discuss the address details on your application with the fraud investigation team

A school place may be withdrawn, even after the child has started school, if an application is found to be fraudulent or intentionally misleading.

If you change your home address you must provide evidence of your new address to the admissions team as soon as possible.

How school places are allocated

 Each school has a published number of places that are available for allocation.  Please see the Admission Policy

Where there are -

  • places available for all pupils that have applied then all pupils will qualify for a place
  • more applications for places than there are places available the oversubscription criteria are used to determine which pupils qualify for one of these places

If your child -

  • qualifies for a place at only one of the schools named on the application form your child will be offered a place at the school
  • qualifies for a place at more than one of the schools named on your application form your child will be offered a place at the school you ranked highest
  • does not qualify for a place at any of the schools named on your application form your child will be offered a place at your nearest school which has a place available

If you live outside of Hull and have applied for a Hull school your home authority will forward your application to Hull City Council and they will notify them if your child qualifies for a place at a Hull school.  Your home authority will then confirm which school place your child should be given based on the order of your preferences.

If Hull City Council cannot allocate your preferred school

If Hull City Council cannot offer a place at any of your preferred schools Hull City Council will place your child on a waiting list for the school until the end of the autumn term and you will be offered the right of appeal.  Hull City Council will allocate your child a place at the next nearest Hull school that has a vacancy.

Appealing an Admissions Decision: 

Defer entry

You can request to defer entry until later in the academic year such as January or after Easter, but your child must be attending full time form the beginning of the term after their 5th birthday.

You must still make your application for a school place before the closing date of 14 January 2022 even if you do not want your child to start school at the beginning of the autumn term.

Once you have received your offer letter you should discuss deferring entry with your child's allocated school.

Delay entry

If your child was born between 1 April 2018 and 31 August 2018 you can request that admission into full time education is delayed until the following academic year (September 2023).

You will then need to decide whether you want your child to enter full time education in Year 1 (child's chronological year group) or Reception (education out of year group), you must still make your application before 14 January 2022.

Once you have made your application you must contact the admissions team about your request to delay entry and Hull City Council will advise you on what happens next.

Nursery (To apply for  a nursery place please complete the form below)


Nursery Place Enquiry

Please complete all fields marked (*)

Please choose the sessions you would prefer for your child. There is no guarantee that these will be available but all efforts will be made to accommodate where possible.



Admission to the nursery at Thanet Primary School is determined by the Governing Body. This admissions policy does not apply to the admission of pupils into the school.



The Governing Body has agreed this nursery admission policy so that in the event of there being more requests for nursery places than are available, there are fair and transparent admission criteria in place.

Thanet Primary School has a 39 place nursery and attendance is part-time, for 15 hours per week (universal funding). Children usually attend for 5 mornings or 5 afternoons per week with a limited number of 30 hour places per week for parents who meet the criteria for extended funding. Universal funded sessions will preside over extended funded sessions. Those eligible for 30 hours can then attend up to five days full time but a charge will be incurred for the lunchtime supervision (details on our charging policy) unless the child is collected over the lunch period. Nurseries do not have catchment areas in the same way as schools, so once places are full, the school will signpost parents to other providers. This could be the Acorns Children’s Centre on Nestor Grove or another primary school with a nursery.

Parents and carers should approach the school directly if they would like their child to attend the nursery. The school maintains registers/lists of parents’ or carers’ interest in a nursery place. Early registration of interest will not however guarantee a place in the nursery. If a child gets a place in the nursery at the school, it does not automatically follow that he/she will get a place in the school. Equally, there are children who require a school place who have not attended our nursery due to parental preference.

Nursery places at Thanet Primary School nursery are open to all children, irrespective of where they live. Attendance at the nursery is not a precondition of a place in the school. Places at the school must be applied for through the separate process for school admission. Parents and carers do not have a statutory right to appeal to an independent appeal panel in relation to nursery admissions. It is therefore important that our nursery admissions decisions can be justified by reference to our agreed criteria.


Statement for admission to the nursery

  • A child can be considered for a place in the nursery from the start of the term following the child’s third birthday. This place will normally be for between three to five terms prior to entry into a mainstream school.
  • The governors will consider applications for nursery places against agreed criteria (see below). This responsibility is delegated on a day to day basis to the Headteacher.
  • The school will let parents and carers know of their decision regarding a place in the nursery. Where possible, this will be at least one term before admission.
  • If a child is offered a place in the nursery, parents and carers must confirm their acceptance within two weeks to avoid the school refusing places for other children unnecessarily.
  • The final decision on when a child is admitted, the number of sessions a child is able to attend and his/her pattern of attendance, rests with the Headteacher.


Criteria for admission to nursery

The following criteria for admission will be applied in the event of there being more requests for places than those available. Places will be offered to children in the following priority order:

  • Looked After Children (children in care).
  • Children with special educational, medical or social needs if evidenced professionally (see Appendix 1).
  • Children who have a brother or sister (including children living as siblings in the same family unit) on the school roll who will still be attending Thanet Primary School in the following academic year.
  • Children of school staff.
  • Age – new arrivals to the area/requests for nursery places will be slotted in at the appropriate point (if places are available).
  • Other children.



This nursery admissions policy will ensure that places in our nursery are allocated fairly. It will be reviewed as part of the school’s self-evaluation programme unless changes to statutory requirements necessitate an earlier review.

It is important that parents and carers are aware that places within our nursery are in demand. Failure to attend regularly or erratic attendance may result in a place being withdrawn.


Appendix 1: Admission Criteria

These examples are not in priority order.

A) Examples of special educational needs might include:

  • Emotional and behavioural problems
  • Hearing difficulties
  • Lack of personal interaction and stimulation
  • Physical difficulties
  • Speech and language problems
  • Visual difficulties


B) Examples of social needs might include:

  • Children who were multiple births (twins, triplets)
  • A child with a confined play space
  • A child from a one parent family
  • A child in a family of four or more children
  • A child in the sole care of grandparents
  • A child who has two or more siblings under four years of age
  • A child on the child protection register
  • A child of parents with disabilities
  • A child with English as an additional language
  • A child who is in the care of the local authority e.g. in foster care

C) Children who have a brother or sister (including children living as siblings in the same family unit) with disabilities (as in A) who require a significant amount of additional support.


D) Children who have a brother or sister (including children living as siblings in the same family unit) on the school roll who will still be attending Thanet Primary School in the following academic year.


E) All other children for whom places have been requested.





School Admission Policy


Admissions to school for Reception Class through to Year 6 is co-ordinated through Hull City Council and details of how to apply can be found on the Hull City Council website or by telephoning 300300 and asking for School Admissions.

Please click here to access the Hull City Council website.

The Admissions Policy and relevant catchment area plan is detailed below:

Catchment Area Map


Register for My School Portal

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