The school admits up to 90 reception pupils each year. Children enter school in the September preceding their fifth birthday. There is a thorough induction process including a home visit and a phased entry programme. Prospective parents are welcome to tour the school by appointment. Please contact the office for tour dates.
The responsibility for applying for a school place rests with parents. The availability of the common application, printed in the 'Primary Education in Essex' booklet and available online, will be publicised by Essex ECC for parents of all known Essex resident eligible children. The application period opens on 12 November 2018. Please submit an application before the deadline below for children who were born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 and were resident in Essex and registered with an Essex GP in January 2018.
The Local Authority is also responsible for processing any mid-year applications. Parents should also be aware of the change for admissions into year 3 of junior schools for September 2019, as they will need to apply to the Local Authority. The application period will open on 12 November 2018 and the statutory national closing date will be 15 January 2019.
There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admissions area. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2019. A school place will be offered by ECC on 16 April 2019. In the event of over-subscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:
1. Looked After Children and previously looked after children; (as defined on page 14 of the Primary Education in Essex 2017-18 booklet)
2. children with a sibling attending the school or the named partner junior school;
3. children living in the priority admission area;
4. remaining applications.
In the event of oversubscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given the highest priority.