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How to Apply

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

We are a single site primary school; children stay in the same school through the infant and junior stages. We currently are a one-form entry school with an annual intake of 30. This means we have no mixed age classes within the school.


To apply for a school place for your child, you need to follow the following procedure:


For all year group applications including Reception – you must apply for your child’s school place via the Essex County Council’s web page:

Once your application has been processed, you will receive a letter from Essex County Council informing you if a place is available or not (this can take up to 3 weeks). If a place is not available you will be added to our waiting list.


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;
  2. Children with a sibling attending the 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.


For our mid-term admission we strongly encourage parents and children to come along to the school to meet the Headteacher and walk around the site.  If you would like to speak to someone about admissions please contact the school office on 01268 559291 or the Admissions Department at Essex county council on 03456032200. the quickest and easiest way to apply is online at ECC;

Please read our attached admission policy for further information.

Admissions Policy 2020/21

Admission Policy 2019/20