Hadlow Rural Community


Students will be admitted on the 1 September each year to the relevant age groups which, as defined by the School Admissions Code, will be to Year 7.
(75 places)

Please click here to view the determined admission arrangements for entrance to Hadlow Rural Community School in September 2023 and here to view the scheme statement.  Our Admissions Policy can be found here

We will be holding our Year 6 Admission Tests on Wednesday 5th October 2022 and Wednesday 12th October 2022, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and return it to the school office to reserve a test place no later than Wednesday 28th September 2022.  

Visiting the School

We welcome information visits throughout the year.  To arrange a visit, please call 01732 498120 or email contact@hrcschool.org.

To learn more about how to apply to Hadlow Rural Community School please refer to our Determined Admission Arrangements or the KCC Website.

The School will participate in all admissions arrangements operated by KCC, and will be involved in co-ordinating admissions and appeals with them.

Applications for children due to start secondary school in September 2023 open at 9.00am on 1st September 2022 and will close on 31st October 2022.

You can apply for up to 4 schools, putting them in order of preference. It's in your best interests to list 4 schools. Naming only one school does not guarantee your child a place at that school or give your child priority for a place over another child, neither does naming a school more than once.

Offers of places for September 2023 will advised after 4.00pm on 1st March 2023 through the usual Kent County Council process.  It is important that parents looking to secure a place for their child at Hadlow Rural Community School understand that this is only the first stage of the process and if unsuccessful should not give up as there are other options available. 

Together with the offer letter, parents will receive a ‘Waiting List Request Form’. This should be completed and returned to KCC Admissions by no later than 15th March 2023, if you would like your child to be reconsidered for a place at Hadlow Rural Community.  A second round of offers will be made by KCC from the Waiting List and parents will be advised if successful on (date to be confirmed).


If your child is still unsuccessful at gaining a place at Hadlow Rural Community School for September 2023 intake, their name will remain on our waiting list.  However, you can lodge an appeal before XX (TBC) for it to be considered by XX (TBC).  Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

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 appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

If you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place with us for September 2023 Year 7 intake and wish to appeal please click here for a Secondary School Appeal Form, you will also find some frequently asked questions and answers here with regards to appeals and by clicking here you will find a copy of our Defence Statement.  

Please send via email using the following link contact@hrcschool.org or deliver to:

Heidi Whitmore | Clerk to Trustees
Hadlow Rural Community School
Tonbridge Road
Hadlow, Kent
TN11 0AU

Waiting List

The School is currently operating a waiting list across all years. 

If you would like to be added to this please complete this Waiting List Application Form and return it to Admissions, Hadlow Rural Community School, Tonbridge Road, Hadlow, Kent TN11 0AU.