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Admissions Consultation

On 1st January 2023, the four schools of The Galaxy Trust and five schools of The Pathway Academy Trust are due to merge to form a new Trust "The Golden Thread Alliance" (Company Number 10250958).


We have therefore been reviewing all of our Admissions Policies to ensure a consistent and equitable approach in relation to pupil admissions to all schools in The Golden Thread Alliance. We are therefore going out to formal public consultation on our proposed Admissions Policy for pupils entering our schools in the 2024-2025 academic year.


When is the consultation?

The consultation opens on Monday 5 December 2022 and closes on Wednesday 18 January 2023.


What is this consultation about?

We want your views about the changes to our admission arrangements for all schools in The Golden Thread Alliance for the academic year starting in September 2024 and finishing in July 2025. The full draft policy is available to view on our website (here) and paper copies are available from the School Office.


The admission arrangements outline:

  • How our schools will decide which pupils obtain priority for school places (the “oversubscription criteria”).
  • How the schools will manage applications for Reception and In Year admissions.
  • The Published Admission Number (PAN) for schools in the Trust (eg how many places each school will offer).


Who is involved in the consultation?

The Board of Trustees of The Golden Thread Alliance is the Admissions Authority for all schools in the Trust and must consult the following groups:

  • parents of children between the ages of 2 and 18
  • other persons in the area who have an interest in the proposed arrangements
  • all other Admission Authorities within the local area
  • the Local Authority (Kent County Council)


How can I respond to the consultation? Please do submit your comments, either:

  • Via e-mail to; or
  • In writing to: Sarah Steven, Admissions Consultation 2022, c/o West Hill Primary Academy, Dartford Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 3DZ


Thank you.