Herne Bay Junior School
"One chance, let's get it right"
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  • Responsibility

  • Wisdom



Welcome to Herne Bay Junior School - a four form entry junior school in the heart of Herne Bay.

Our aim is to establish a happy and caring community where children will quickly feel secure and eager to learn.  It is our hope that parents will feel able to share in any of our activities.  Our joint effort should then ensure that pupils have the best possible opportunity to enjoy school and make excellent progress. We are a four form entry school with excellent facilities, including a large playing field.  We are very proud of our school and welcome all prospective parents to come and have a tour with our Year 6 representatives and an informal chat with Mrs Kingman.

Please contact the school on 01227 374608 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an appointment.

 In Year Admissions

If you wish to transfer your child to the school, please contact the school in the first instance to establish whether there are any spaces available.  If there is a space for your child, you will then need to complete a Primary In Year Admission Form.  This is available from the school or you can download it from here together with information and guidance notes. 

You can get more information here on the KCC website about primary schools or here to view information about secondary schools.

 Admissions Policy

 We are usually able to accommodate most applications but in the event of over subscription the following criteria will be applied:-

  • Statement of Special Educational Needs (SSEN) / Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

  • Looked After Children/Children in Local Authority Care

  • Attendance at a linked school

  • Sibling/Current Family Association

  • Medical / Health and Special Access

  • Nearness of children’s homes 

 Parents who are unhappy with an admission decision can appeal, in writing to , Chair of Governor - Jon Warden c/o Herne Bay Junior School, Kings Road, Herne Bay, Kent. CT6 5DA.

 Admission Form – Before your child starts school you will be required to fill in the Kent County Council Admission Form (JCAF or In Year) and our own School Admission Form.  We will also need to see your child’s birth certificate or passport.

Admissions Policy 2023/2024