Welcome to Chevening St. Botolph's. We warmly invite you to visit our school if you are interested in a place for your child. Between September and January, we run a range of Open Mornings where you can see the school in action and meet some of our pupils. At other times of the year, we are delighted to show you around individually and talk with you about whether this is the right school for your child.
Entry at Reception
Chevening (St Botolph's) is a high performing and popular school and as such is sometimes over-subscribed for Reception Class entry. However, for most years the intake stretches beyond the church elements of our over-subscription criteria, to children who are admitted on the basis of the distance from their home address to the school. Indeed, in some years due to lower birth rates or lower sibling numbers, we have even had spaces in our reception class. The myth that you are not able to get a space unless you attend the local church simply isn't true for most years, so we would encourage all prospective parents to come and visit us.
Church attendance at St Botolph's September 2019
From September 2019, there will be no permanent Rector at St Botolph's Church. In the interregnum, until a new Rector is appointed, families seeking proof of church attendance should sign the Church Attendance Register located in Church. Please send all Supplementary Information Forms to the Church Office, so that the Church Wardens can sign them during this period. This arrangement will apply to both Church Secondary School applications, as well as for applications to Chevening (St Botolph's) Primary School.
Entry at Other Points
We welcome admissions enquiries for all year groups. Please contact the school office if you would like to visit the school with a view to applying for a place for your child. Where year groups are already full, we operate a waiting list, and allocate places as they become available in accordance with our oversubscription criteria (please see Admissions Policy). If applying for a place at Chevening, outside of the normal admissions point, you will need to complete an In-Year Admissions Form and a Supplementary Information Form.
If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2019 you can appeal between 16 April and 21 May 2019 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 23 July 2019. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.