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Consultation on the 2024/2025 admission arrangements for The Alderton Infant School

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.


The school admits up to 60 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 is available online and will be publicised by Essex for parents of all known Essex resident eligible children.

The application period opens on 8 November 2022 and closes on 15 January 2023.

Please submit an application before the deadline for children who were born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 and were resident in Essex and registered with an Essex GP in January 2021.

A school place will be offered on 17 April 2023.  In the event of over-subscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given in the Determined Admission Arrangements.  Please follow the link for full details and information.  Our school is a member of the Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust.

Mid-year application for a primary, infant or junior school place

Please do not use this form to apply for a Reception or Year 3 Junior School place for next September as these applications should be made via Essex County Council


Important information before you apply

What is this form for?

You should use this form to apply for a place at our School

A separate form is required for each child.

When should I apply?

  • Applications for transfer at the start of the next academic year or the next term will not be dealt with until the half term prior to the requested admission date. 

  • Applications received too early will be returned and you will need to re-apply at a later date.

    • We cannot accept an application for Spring term (January) until the preceding Autumn half term holiday i.e. October.

    • We cannot accept an application for Summer term (Easter) until the Spring half term holiday i.e. February.

    • We cannot accept an application for Autumn term (September) until the Summer half term holiday i.e. end of May.

  • If you have just moved into the area and your child is without a school place please note that your application will be dealt with within 15 school days. Evidence of your new address will be required in the form of either a signed tenancy agreement / exchange of contracts / council tax or driving licence.

  • If you apply shortly before or during a school holiday a decision may not be given until the school has re-opened.


Admission of children living overseas

You may apply for a place when you have moved to the UK.  Please return at this stage and we will be able to process your application.


Apply now:

Mid-Year Application Form

Should you require an application form in paper format, please contact the School Office.

Reception application and Year 3 applications to the Junior School need to be carried out via Essex Admissions: