To apply for a place, you must complete a Common Application Framework (CAF) either:
Online via the Essex website by clicking here.
on paper – you can request a form by calling Essex County Council Admissions Team on 0345 603 2200.
If you’re applying for a place after the start of the school year (for example, changing schools), please contact the local authority.
Visit us at the school or call us on 01268 683037.
Click here to download Essex School Admissions Booklet, call 0345 603 2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact independent advice service Choice Advice on 0845 877 0031.
If the number of preferences for the school is more than the number of places available, places will be allocated according to the school’s admission criteria. For more information, view our school's Admissions Policy.
Children with a statement of Special Educational Need that specifies the school as the placement school will be allocated a place through a separate procedure, in accordance with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. For more information, see Essex County Council's Admissions Booklet.
If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, they will be due to start Reception in September 2021. Even if your child currently attends a nursery attached to a school or has a sibling already at the school you must apply for a Reception place.
If you have already applied for a place, you will:
If your child is currently in Year 6, they will be due to start secondary school in September 2020. You must still apply for a secondary place for your child even if they attend an all-through school or have an older sibling at your preferred school.
To apply, you must complete a Common Application Framework (CAF):
Outcome of applications
1st March is National Allocation Day so you can log on to the eAdmissions site from 5pm on that date to find out the results of your application or, if you submitted on paper, you will receive an offer letter, and you will have:
If your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018, they will be due to start Reception in September 2022. Even if your child currently attends a nursery attached to a school or has a sibling already at the school you must apply for a Reception place.
To view our admissions policies, please see the policies page of this website.