Admissions & Appeals

Stone Lodge School admission arrangements

Stone Lodge School is a non-selective 11-18 free school. With a strong emphasis on self management and high expectations of outstanding achievement for all, Stone Lodge is the perfect choice for parents and students who are looking for an innovative approach to learning.

Admission number(s)

The school has an admission number of 240  for entry in Year 7.

The school will accordingly admit this number of students if there are sufficient applications. Where fewer applicants than the published admission number(s) for the relevant year group are received, the Academy Trust will offer places at the school to all those who have applied.

Application process

Applications for places to start in Year 7 must be made through your Local Education Authority using the Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF).  Your son/daughter’s primary school will have copies of your LEA Admission to Secondary School booklet which provides information on the admission process for transfer from Year 6 to Year 7.  Applications can be made on line through your LEA website or using the SCAF.

Admissions to Year 7 for Stone Lodge School are co-ordinated by Kent County Council (KCC). Information regarding admission to Kent schools is found here.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 31st October 2023.  Forms received after this date will be treated as late applications. 

Offers will be made by your local education authority 1st March 2024. The waiting list will be opened when offers are made, please email admissions on

For more information please refer to the Stone Lodge Admissions Arrangements Document on this page.  

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We look forward to welcoming you to Stone Lodge School!

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If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Friday 1 March 2024).  You must submit your appeal before Thursday 28 March 2024 for it to be considered by June 2024. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

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 appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

Appeal forms (Secondary Appeals Form 2024 can be found below) and any supporting documents need to be sent directly to Stone Lodge School either by post or via email. The email address these can be sent to is

Please note that you can only submit an appeal form if you named Stone Lodge School on  your Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF) on/by 31st October 2023.

Please see the documents (at the bottom of this page) to support you with the process of making an appeal this year, as well as the key general documentation the school will be providing the appeals panel.

Key Dates

Tuesday 31st October 2023

Submit your Secondary Common Application Form to your Local Authority

Friday 1st March 2024

National Offer Day: emails sent after 4pm and letters sent 1st class post

Friday 15th March 2024

Deadline for late applications and waiting list requests to be included in the Kent County Council reallocation stage.  

Also the date by which places should be accepted or declined to the school

Thursday 28th March 2024

Deadline for lodging appeals

Thursday 25th April 2024

Kent County Council to reallocate places that have become available from the school's waiting list. 

The school will maintain the waiting list from this date.