Our current facilities allow for a maximum of 384 pupils and there are no plans to expand the school’s capacity. The class size at Amherst is 32 pupils. However, applications for admissions into classes of already 32 pupils or more are subject to an appeal process serviced by Kent County Council.
In recent years Amherst has been over-subscribed with prospective applicants, particularly at Year 3. In these circumstances priority is given to applicants on the basis of the following criteria:
- Children in local authority care.
- Year 2 children attending Riverhead Infants’ School.
- Current family association.
- Distance from home to school.