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An Overview 2021

At Minster we are proud to say we have a long history of providing prospective families with bespoke tours, providing them opportunity to experience first-hand the quality of our relationships, teaching and learning, and curriculum.


Sadly, this year the coronavirus pandemic has provided a number of challenges when organising school tours and currently we are unable to dip in and out of classrooms during the school day.


We are acutely aware of how important it is for prospective families to gain a sense of how a school looks and feels when making such an important decision as choosing the right school for you and your child.


At Minster, we are offering tours of the buildings in groups of 5 with visitors being required to wear a facemask. The Heads of School and members of the leadership team will lead these tours. We politely ask that only one adult per household attends each tour. Any child due to start school in September is welcome to join the tour but we are unable to accommodate siblings. These tours can be booked by contacting our school office on 01795 872138.


School tour dates


Please note, in light of the second national lock down November tours have had to be cancelled.  Dates for 3/12/20, 10/12/20 and 7/01/21 are filling fast.


Appointments available:

Thursday 5th Nov 4.00 – 6.30pm (Cancelled)

Thursday 12th Nov 4.00 – 6.30pm (Cancelled)

Saturday 21st Nov 9.00am – 12.00pm (Cancelled)

Thursday 26th Nov 4.00 – 6.30pm (Cancelled)

Thursday 3rd Dec 4.00 – 6.30pm (Cancelled)

Thursday 10th Dec 4.00 – 6.30pm (Cancelled)

Thursday 7th January 4.00 – 6.30pm (Cancelled)


During these unique times, we appreciate that not everyone is in a position to attend such tours so we have scheduled a number of Zoom sessions.

These sessions will consist of a short presentation from the Heads of School followed by a question and answer session with key members of staff.


We have also created a growing suite of videos capturing the views and experiences from members of our Minster Magic Community. The aim of these videos is to give you an insight into our approaches, what we value and how life at Minster Primary feels.


Key dates for Year R admissions September 2021


Application for Primary Intake opens

5th November 2020

National closing date for application forms

15th January 2021

National Offer Day: emails sent after 4pm and letters sent 1st class post

Friday 16th April 2021 (during Easter Holiday)

Deadline for lodging of appeals

Monday 17th May 2021

Kent County Council to reallocate places that have become available from the schools’ waiting lists. After this point schools will take back ownership of their waiting lists.

Wednesday 9th June 2021