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)

The Admissions Policy for September 2019 can be viewed here.

In accordance with the Department for Education’s School Admissions Code, we are currently consulting with parents, the Local Authority and other interested parties regarding proposed changes to Hadlow Rural Community School Admission Arrangements for entry to the school in September 2020.

The proposed changes are:

1)  Implementing Fair Banding

2)  Introduction of Staff Priority for school places

Full details of our proposed 2020 Admissions Policy can be found here.  Paper copies are also available from the school upon request.

The formal consultation will be open between 20th December and 31st January 2019.  

If you would like to comment on the proposed amendments then please do so in writing to the Clerk to the Governors at Clerk@hrcschool.org or to HRCS Clerk to the Governors, Tonbridge Road, Hadlow, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0AU. 

All comments received by the end of Thursday 31st January 2019 will be taken into consideration before finalising the admission arrangements for September 2020.



Visiting the School ...

We welcome information visits throughout the year.  To arrange a visit, please call 01732 853 241 or email contact@hrcschool.org.

Our annual Open Mornings and Open evening dates will be announced soon.

To learn more about how to apply to Hadlow Rural Community School please refer to our  School Admissions Policy or on 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 2019 open on 1 September 2018 and close on 31 October 2018.

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 2019 will advised on 1 March 2019 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 16th March 2019, 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 2019 intake, their name will remain on our waiting list, however you can lodge an appeal by (date to be confirmed) to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by the middle of July 2019.

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2019 you can appeal between 1st March - 29th March 2019 to guarantee your appeal will be heard by 17th June 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.

If you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place with us for September 2019 Year 7 in take and wish to appeal, a link to obtain a form will be available here in due course.

and send to:

Heidi Whitmore | Clerk to Governors,
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.