Date adopted: September 2020
Date approved: September 2022
Review Date: September 2023
Admission to Newport Primary 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 www.essex.gov.uk/admissions.
School-Specific Admissions Information
School Number: 881-2760
Published admission number 2023/2024: 30
Number on roll: 183
Applications received (all preferences) Sept 2022: 45
In 2022 the last child was admitted under criterion: 5
Reception school applications for September 2023
Parents and carers who live in Essex can now apply for their child’s school place online using the Essex Online Admissions Service at: www.essex.gov.uk/admissions. Or you can request an application form calling 0345 603 2200.
You will be able to make your application online from 7th November 2022.
The closing date for primary applications is 15th January 2023. This is the statutory national closing date set by the Government.
Places will be allocated by the Local Authority with preference given to children living in the immediate locality and those with siblings at the school. Priority Admission (Catchment) areas in Essex can be found here:
The offer of a school place will be made by Essex County Council on 16th April 2023 by letter as well as by email to those applying online.
Prospective parents may also find the links below informative:
Primary Education in Essex 2022/2023
Schools Admission Policies Directory 2022/2023
From September 2011, the admissions policy in Essex schools has been altered to reflect the new Department of Education policy as follows:
Successful Reception Admissions
Parents of successful 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 visits 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.
Admissions mid term
For children who wish to start during the year in all age groups, parents should contact our office on Tel: 01799 540 055 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to view the school.
All applications for places in our school should be made via Essex Planning and Admissions telephone 0345 603 2200 or online via:
Arrangements can be made by prospective parents, of any age child, to visit the school by appointment on the contact details above. 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.
Over Subscription Admissions Policy
There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area.
As set out in the Primary Education in Essex 2021/2022 booklet in the event of oversubscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:
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.
If your child has been unsuccessful in securing a place at Newport Primary school and you wish to appeal the decision the link below explains the appeals procedure.
A map of the catchment area is available for inspection at the school office.