Applying for a place at Latchingdon C of E Primary School:
If your child will be starting school in the Reception Class you will need to apply to the Local Authority to make an application in the Autumn Term, the year before the child is due to start school.
You are welcome to attend open sessions we arrange to tour the school and speak to staff before you apply. If this is not convenient, individual appointments can be made for you. Applications for the Reception Class places are always made to the Local Authority, not directly to the school.
Applications for places in other year groups throughout the school should also be made through Essex County Council and further details are available on their website:
If you are making a mid-year application, we strongly advise you to contact us and make an appointment for you and your child to visit the school.
For parents with children under 5 years old, who have not yet started school, the Department of Education (DfE)’s Hungry Little Minds campaign features tips and practical activities that you can do at home with children to support their early learning. There are many simple ways to help your children learn and it does not have to feel like ‘learning’. Having everyday conversations, make-believe play, and reading together, all make a big difference to your child’s development. You can find more ideas and content from the BBC’s Tiny Happy People campaign and the National Literacy Trust Family Zone.