• The first buzzer goes off at 8:40am which is when the gate to the playground opens through which parents can take their children to their classrooms.
  • The second buzzer goes off at 8:45am. The gates close and children must say goodbye to their parents at the community room and go down to class by themselves.  At 8:50am the 3rd buzzer goes off.  The children are expected to come through the community room at this time and will be marked as late (L).


If your child is unwell and unable to come to school please make the school aware as soon as possible. If the school is not made aware they will be marked as an unauthorised absence.

Request For Absence

Please be aware that we are unable to authorise any holiday. Absence can only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. If you wish to take your child out of school please go to the office and fill in a Request For Absence form.

New attendance guidance

Following the final judgement on the Isle of Wight ruling, Kent Schools are not authorising any term time absences unless there are exceptional circumstances, with the exception of authorised illness.

If your child accumulates 5 days/10 sessions of Unauthorised Absence (in 100 sessions or 50 school days), a penalty will be requested with KCC. A penalty of £60 per parent, per child, if paid within 21 days or £120 per parent, per child, if paid within 28 days is applicable.

Parents of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) follow the same admission arrangements as for our non SEN pupils, with the exception of parents of pupils with an Education Health Care Plan whose admission is managed by the Local Authority.

For any Admissions enquiries please contact the office and ask to speak to Charlotte (Admissions and Attendance Officer).


In-Year Admissions

If you live in Kent and your child is already with a school currently, and you wish to apply for a place at Ashford Oaks in your child’s current year group, you should complete the form below (in-year admission form) and send to us.  Please complete a separate form for each child.