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Admission to St. Stephen’s Junior School

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St. Stephen’s Junior School was built in 1952 on an attractive site close to Canterbury city centre. The school is set in woodland and has large playing fields, two playgrounds, outdoor classrooms and interactive exercise areas.

The school’s permanent accommodation consists of 18 classrooms, 2 music rooms, a dining room, a large sports hall, a dance studio, a library, and an art room. Our school philosophy is reflected in our commitment to quality education and the development of an equal partnership between home and school. We believe in empowering all children to fulfil their potential. We are very proud of our school and welcome all prospective parents to look around the school.

Please get in touch with the school at 01227 464119 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 together with information and guidance notes.

Admissions Policy

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

  • Looked after Children and previously Looked After Children.
  • Current family association (an older brother or sister in the school at the time of entry) Linked Infant and Junior schools are considered to be the same school for this criterion.
  • Attendance at a linked school (St. Stephen’s Infant School)
  • Medical/Health and special access reasons
  • The nearness of children’s home
Parents who are unhappy with an admission decision can appeal, in writing, to the Clerk of the Appeal Panel at St. Stephen’s Junior School, Hales Drive, Canterbury, CT2 7AD

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 2023
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