Essex County Council administer our admission arrangements - please see the link below to their website.
Published admission criteria is:
There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area.
In the event of over-subscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:
Looked After Children and previously looked after children (as defined in the Primary Education in Essex booklet);
- Children with a sibling attending the school;
- Children living in the priority admission area;
- Remaining applications.
In the event of over-subscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given highest priority.
Children are legally entitled to a full time place in school in the September following their fourth birthday. However, parents still have the right to start their children, full time, in the term after their fifth birthday which is when the child reaches ‘compulsory school age’. Similarly, parents can request that their child attends school part-time until they reach compulsory school age - this should be agreed directly with the school.
All children will be invited to start full time in September of the academic year that they will be five. This will be phased over a two week period.
Parents are expected to supply proof of date of birth of child.
New entrants are invited to visit the school in the term prior to their entry. Parents are invited to stay during the visits to discuss any points they may wish to raise.
Children are also visited at home prior to entry, if parents consent.
Each school has a published admission number in the “Schools Admissions Policies Directory”