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Admission to the school is in accordance with the County Policy set down in the Primary Education Booklet issued by the Local Authority. The authority admissions policy for the school is available at Applications for entry to Reception must usually be made by the end of January in the academic year prior to entry date and details of these dates are circulated by the Local Authority. Places will be allocated by the Local Authority with preference given to children living the immediate locality and those with siblings at the school.


From September 2011, the admissions policy in Essex schools has been altered to reflect the new DfE policy as follows:

As required by law with effect from September 2011, all infant and primary schools provide for the full-time admission of all children offered a place in the reception year group from the September following their fourth birthday. This means that you have the right to a full time place at the school your child is offered from September 2011.

The law does not require a child to start school until the start of the term following their fifth birthday. Compulsory school age is reached at that point. Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to school is deferred until later in the school year or until the child reaches compulsory school age in the school year. Where entry is deferred, the school will hold the place for that child and not offer it to another child. The parent would not however be able to defer entry beyond the beginning of the term after the child’s fifth birthday, nor beyond the academic year for which the original application was accepted.

Parents can also request that their child attends part-time until the child reaches compulsory school age. You would need to check with the individual school(s) what the part-time provision would be.

Where parents choose to defer entry, the school may reasonably expect that the child would start at the beginning of a new school term/half term.

If parents wish their child to attend part-time until they are of compulsory school age, the school offers a ‘mornings only’ option. We suggest that this option would suit most summer–born children.


Parents of new entrants are invited to bring their children to visit the school prior to their admission. We like new parents to visit during the working day so that they can see the school in action. In addition to this, the new entrants will be invited to join the Reception class for a number of story times before they commence full time school. This helps the newcomers to get to know classmates, the staff and the school environment, ensuring their transition into school is as happy as possible.


Parents are invited to an induction talk prior to their child’s entry to school and this usually coincides with the school’s open evening.


Arrangements can be made by prospective parents, of any age child, to visit the school by appointment. The Headteacher will be pleased to show you and your children around the school and provide further information. We can also make arrangements for your child to spend a morning/afternoon or day with their new class prior to entry.


School-Specific Admissions Information

School Number: 881-2760
Published admission number 2017/2018: 30
Number on roll: 175
Applications received (all preferences) Sept 2016: 52
In 2016 the last child was admitted under criterion: 5


Admissions Policy

There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area.

In the event of oversubscription 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 2017/2018 booklet);
  2. children living in the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school;
  3. children living in the priority admission area;
  4. children living outside the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school:
  5. 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.

Waiting list held until: 31 December 2017.