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Admissions Arrangements:

Dartford Science & Technology College, being a maintained school, is required to work with the LEA Admissions Team to operate a scheme to co-ordinate admissions arrangements, as required by the Education Act 2002.

If you have any questions regarding admissions, please email the school office using

You can read the admissions arrangement documents here:

Appeals for September 2021:


If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2021 you can appeal between 1st March -28 March 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 14 June 2021.   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 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeals being lodged.

Details regarding appeals can be found on KCC website:  

To appeal for a Year 7 place for September 2021, please fill out the form on the link below:

DSTC Appeal Form

Appeals Defence Statement

Appeals FAQ

Appeals Scheme Statement

From Primary to Secondary:

A package of information describes how Kent schools are organised and how to apply for a place at the school of the parent’s choice.

Kent County Council is responsible for making sure:

  • that parents can express their preference for a school place for their child
  • that parents have access to the information which helps them to make up their minds
  • that every child is offered an appropriate school place

In addition, the various processes and timetable for admissions are explained fully to parents and the Area Education Office coordinate the timing of announcements. The intention being that an appropriate place is found for every child seeking one.