Arrangements for Admissions
If you wish to apply for a place at Fosse Bank School:
We advise all prospective parents to visit the school so that they can experience the warm, dynamic ‘buzz’ of a working school day at Fosse Bank. Every day is an Open Day and we encourage visits at times that are convenient for all parents.
Once you have decided that you would like to proceed with an application, you will be asked to complete an Application for Admission Form, pay a Registration Fee and to arrange a Taster Day for your child.
Following a successful Taster Day, your child will be offered a place at Fosse Bank School and you will be asked to complete a Registration Form and pay a deposit to secure the place.
Our full Admissions Policy can be viewed along with other policies here.
If you would like to view our prospectus please follow this link.
You may contact the School Office at any point in the Admissions procedure if you require any information or assistance.
Admissions during COVID-19 Disruption
In line with government guidelines the school closed on Friday 20th March and the school moved to a remote learning platform using Office 365 and Zoom for video conferencing for all pupils from Early Years up to Y6.
Places are available throughout the school from September and we are conducting prospective parent visits currently outside school hours.
We have created a Virtual Tour to give parents a snapshot of life at Fosse Bank as you are unable to see the school in action.
If you are interested in joining our family then please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a visit and taster day for your child so they can meet the class teacher, pupils and sample some of our lessons.
We have also created a comprehensive transition programme for those children moving from Kindergarten to Reception and welcome parents to get in contact if they are looking for a school place for September.
In addition to specific weekend Open Days, you are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school on other days during term time.
Personal appointments can usually be made at at times to suit you (within school hours). During your visit the Headmistress, Miss Alison Cordingley, will talk to you about Fosse Bank and either she or our older pupils will enjoy showing you round the school and answering any questions that you may have.
For information about our Open events and dates when these are taking place in the near future please click here.
Facilities at the School
We are very proud of our imposing and quirky building, Mountains Country House which is situated in 28 acres of land. There are two football and rugby pitches, an athletics field, cricket pitch and rounders pitch. Also three tennis courts, a walled garden, a cross country track, and our very popular indoor swimming pool.
The classrooms are light and vibrant places to work and all the children also use the computer room, dining room, music room and library. Every classroom has been refurbished during the last eighteen months.
For more information on what we have to offer pupils please visit this page.
The quality of teaching and learning at Fosse Bank coupled with our extensive facilities offer good value for money. School fees (inclusive of school lunches) are payable termly in advance.
After School care is available through Phoenix, with sessions running from 3.30pm until 6pm daily. The early session runs from 3.30-5pm and the late session runs from 5-6pm. There is also a breakfast club providing before-school care from 7.30am onwards.
For more detailed information on our fee structure for this academic year across all year groups please follow this link.
Fosse Bank has made the decision to continue with Local Authority Funding of 15 hours per week. The Kent Early Years Free Entitlement (KEYFE) is available to all 3 and 4 years olds in Kindergarten from the term following their third birthday up until the term the child is 5 years old and stops when they join Reception. For more information regarding this funding please click here.
With the addition of our Holiday Club, the school is able to provide wrap-around care for a total of 50 weeks per year. The holiday club is open to children aged two to eleven and includes siblings not at Fosse Bank. Activities will include outdoor sessions in the woods, trim trail, Yurt and Dingly Dell, physical activities, music, dance, crafts and much more depending on the ages and interests of the children. We have dedicated teachers for each age group so you can be assured that everyone will be undertaking activities that are age appropriate. Please visit the dedicated Holiday Club page for more information.
Our children achieve excellent academic results and the school works closely with parents to ensure that all Fosse Bank children move on to the right school for each individual.
Our current Year 6 have been offered and accepted places at the following schools (a number of children accept places at the same school)
- Weald of Kent Grammar School
- The Skinners’ School
- The Judd School
- Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
- Tonbridge School
- Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks
- Radnor House, Sevenoaks
- Sackville School
- Bethany School
- Beechwood Sacred Heart School
- Kent College
- Lingfield College