Applying for a place at Maple Grove Primary School

The admissions number for Maple Grove Primary school is 45 per year group.

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.

Help with applying

Visit us at the school or call us on 01268 553547.
Click here to download Essex School Admissions Booklet, call 0345 603 2200 or email admissions@essex.gov.uk
Contact independent advice service Choice Advice on 0845 877 0031.

Oversubscription criteria

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.

Admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities

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.

Primary admissions for September 2023 intake

If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, they will be due to start Reception in September 2023. 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:

  • receive your offer letter on 16th April 2023 
  • have until 30th April 2023 to accept or decline the offer
  • have until 18th May 2023 to appeal against an admission decision.

Mid Year Admissions

Families moving into the area with primary age children who wish to attend Maple Grove Primary School should contact the school and a visit will be arranged to view the school and to discuss admission arrangements. 

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the main admission round.  Applications should be made directly to the school using the application form available on the school’s website www.maplegroveprimary.net  A copy of the application form can also be obtained by contacting the school office. 
We will inform you of the outcome of your in-year application in writing within 15 school days.

Secondary admissions for September 2022 intake

If your child is currently in Year 6, they will be due to start secondary school in September 2022. 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):

  • online at the Essex Council Council eAdmissions by clicking here
  • on paper – you can request a form by calling Essex County Council's School Admissions Team on 0345 603 2200.
  • For more information, see Essex County Council's Secondary School Admissions Booklet.

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.

Primary Admissions for September 2024 intake

If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, they will be due to start Reception in September 2024. 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.