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Joining Istead Rise in September 2021

Normally at this stage in the year, we would be looking forward to welcoming prospective children and parents to our new starters open days, where families can tour our school and get to know our staff. However, due to the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in this year, we are only able to offer a virtual tour of Istead Rise to those considering joining us in September 2021.  Whilst there can be no true substitute for visiting a school in person, we hope that the school website Istead Rise Primary School and the virtual tour will be useful for you when making the important decision of which school your reception aged child should attend. 

We look forward to welcoming a new class of Year R children to Istead Rise where they will be joining an exciting, forward looking, and innovative school.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection was very successful and our Early Years Foundation Stage was rated as ‘Outstanding’. The full report can be viewed here:

Full Ofsted Inspection September 2018



The Application Process

The application process is administered by KCC and opens on Thursday 5th November 2020 and closes on Friday 15th January 2021.  Please click on the following link when it goes live, to apply directly  KCC Primary school application

You can apply for up to 3 schools, putting them in order of preference. It's in your best interest to list 3 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. You are not able to name the same school more than once. 

Please refer to the individual school’s admissions criteria – Istead Rise’s criteria is accessible here:- IRPS admissions criteria

National offer day will be on the 16th April 2021 when you will be informed of the school your child has been offered.

If you have any questions about our school, please contact our main school office.