Applying for a place at Latchingdon C of E Primary School
If your child is due to start school in September 2021 you will need to apply to the Local Authority to make an application. The application can be made through Essex County Council from 9th November 2020 to 15th January 2021. Applications received by Essex County Council after this date are considered late and will reduce your chance of being offered a place at your preferred school.
The school prospectus and a booklet with photos and information about our school can be found below. If you have any questions or would like to arrange to speak to member of staff then please call the school office on 01621 740328 and we will be happy to help.
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.
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.