This is called the normal admissions round. It is for all young children who are nearly 5 years old and about to start school for the first time.
If your child is due to start Reception Class in Primary school in September 2024, we would be very happy to show you around our school and answer any questions you may have.
We invite you to look around our school, by appointment, on:
Tuesday 7th November 2023 between 9am and 11.30am
Wednesday 15th November 2023 between 9am and 11.30am
Please contact our school office on 01621 740328 to book your time slot on one of the above dates. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
If you would like your child to be admitted to our school, you will need to apply directly to Essex County Council, using the following link to their admissions page Essex County Council.
Applications for a Primary (Reception) school place starting September 2024 can be made between 6th November 2023 and 15th January 2024.
All applications received after 15th January 2024 will be treated as late and will only be processed after all on-time applications.
You are less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools if you apply later.
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.
BBC Bitesize Starting Primary School
The Starting Primary School pages on BBC Bitesize are packed with free resources for parents. Experts and parents share their top tips and advice in short films and articles. Topics covered include toilet training, encouraging children to read, co-parenting and supporting your child’s mental health. The website address is bbc.co.uk/startingprimaryschool.
Essex Child & Family Wellbeing Service
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.
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: [email protected]
The school prospectus and a booklet with photos and information about our school can be found below.