Admissions – Latchingdon C of E Primary School

Applying for a place for your child to start in Reception in September 2024

How do I make an Appeal against a decision on where my child will be attending school?

If your child is not offered a place at your preferred school, you can appeal against the decision.  To find out more information go to the Essex Admissions appeals website.

For children starting infant, junior or primary school from September the timetable for Appeals is as follows:

  • Date
  • 19th April
  • 18th May
  • June – 21st July
  • September onwards
  • What Happens
  • National Offer Day – parents informed of outcome of application
  • Deadline for submitting appeals
  • Appeals heard for those submitted by the deadline and where possible for late appeals
  • Appeals heard for any appeals not heard before 21st July

Early Learning

Please see below a video from the Essex Child & Family Wellbeing Service which shares information with parents in regards to their services and school readiness.

Essex Child & Family Wellbeing Service – School Readiness Video

Applying for a place for your child Mid-Year Admissions

This applies if you want to change schools.  You will need to apply directly to our school, using the admission form below.  Please DO NOT apply to Essex County Council.


Once we receive your application we will respond to you within 10 school days (this does not include weekends or school holidays).  In our response we will tell you whether we can offer you a place or not.

You are welcome to telephone or email the school office to find out if we have any places in your year group.  This will save you time applying for a place if we do not have any available.  You can also ask to go on our waiting list.

We would be very happy to show you around our school and answer any questions you may have.  Please contact our school office to arrange a visit.

Telephone: 01621 740328

email: ad***************@dc***.org

The school prospectus and a booklet with photos and information about our school can be found below.