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Admissions Information and Virtual Tour

Admission Arrangements For Noak Bridge Primary School


We are a single site primary school and a one-form entry school with an annual intake of 30.

Please take a look at our wonderful school on the virtual tour below.

Noak Bridge Primary School Virtual Tour

Watch our virtual tour of the school and explore our website to learn more about our school.

Primary School Places


You can apply for Reception school place (September 2024 intake) at an Essex primary school between 6 November 2023 and 15 January 2024.


Reception School Tour Dates:

Thursday 12th October 2023 at 9.15am - Fully Booked

Thursday 2nd November 2023 at 2.00pm - Fully Booked

Thursday 23rd November 2023 at 9.15am - Fully Booked

Thursday 30th November at 9.15am - Fully Booked

Wednesday 10th January at 9.30am - Fully Booked


Please contact the school office: or telephone 01268 282433 to book a tour.



Before you apply

You should:

You may want to check the priority admission catchment area schools.

Primary School Admissions

Your helpful guide to applying for a primary school place.



Apply online for a Reception school place up to and including the 15 January 2024.

Please ensure that your online application is submitted by 15 January 2024. Remember to re-submit after making any changes before the deadline.

All application received after 15 January will be treated as late and will only be processed after all on-time applications.

You are less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools if you apply later.


View your application

View your application

You cannot change your preferences online after the closing date. If you are changing address, you must email the School Admissions Team with:

  • your child’s details
  • your new address
  • proof of new address which must be:
  • a copy of a signed tenancy agreement if you are renting
  • a solicitor’s letter confirming you have exchanged contracts if you are purchasing your new home


School Admissions Team

Get in touch if you have a query about your application or if you are changing address.



School place offers

Offers will be sent to online applicants by email on 16th April 2024.

From 16th April 2024, if you applied online, you can log into your account to see your allocation.

Find out more about what to do after you get your school offer.

How to apply for mid-year admissions


Applying for a mid-year place at our school


All mid-year applications should be made directly to Noak Bridge Primary School, using our mid-year application form available below 

Noak Bridge Mid-Year Admissions Form   and/or the school office.


If you do not have online access, a paper copy is available from the school office.


Mid-year applications (sometimes called in-year applications) are any application for a school place made to a year group, apart from September admissions to Reception.


For applications into existing year groups, a place will be offered when the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below the admission number for that year group.


Please note: if a mid-year application is received during a school holiday period, we will respond as soon as possible when the school reopens.


All applications should be emailed to:


Where a place is not available to your child, they will automatically be added to a waiting list which is held in accordance with the school’s admissions criteria which can be found in the Admissions Policies below. 


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.

Appealing an Admission Decision


Appeals are co-ordinated via Essex County Council and further information can be found at:  Essex Appeals

Secondary school admissions

Your helpful guide to applying for a primary school place.

Secondary School Applications


Admissions to secondary schools are co-ordinated by the Local Authority (LA). Parents and carers should apply online, if you cannot apply online you can download a Common Application Form (see below) to complete. You should list the schools that you wish to apply for, in order of preference.


Online applications are open from 12th September 2023 until 31st October 2023.


Our advice when completing the Common Application Form would be:


  1. Ensure that your forms are submitted by the closing date of 31st October 2023. If they are not submitted by this date your child’s application will be treated as a ‘late application’ and you will be put to the bottom of priority lists. In the past this has resulted in children from the school not being allocated a school in the local area.


  1. Please list schools in preference order.  If you only list one or two schools and are not successful in gaining a place for your child, then this may result in your child being allocated a place in the nearest school with spaces available.


Timetable – September 2024 Secondary School Co-ordinated Admission Round


12 September 2023

Online application facility opens.


September/October 2023

Secondary school open days/evenings.

September: Selection tests taken by pupils that have registered for testing for selective school places and schools testing for aptitude.


31 October 2023 DEADLINE

Statutory national closing date for all applications, including online. The online application system will be closed after this date.


1 November 2023 onwards

LA to consider all applications received after the closing date.


1 March 2024

National offer date.


March-end of August 2024

LA maintains waiting lists for all schools and fills any places that become available.



This would be our usual advice to parents at this time, but in these uncertain times this advice may change


  • Please make sure that you visit school websites for 'Virtual Open Evenings' which have replaced the usual Open Evenings or Open Days. 
  • When you apply online please ensure that you receive confirmation that your application has been received.
  • If you are applying for a place for your child at Billericay and you live outside the priority admissions area (and there is not a sibling attending Billericay) your child will need to sit the entrance exam. Parents and carers need to contact Billericay School directly in order to enter the child for their entrance test.


Applications for Selective School Places (11+)


Several parents and carers have expressed an interest in their children sitting the 11+.  Please make sure that you register your child should you wish them to take the entrance exam.


The majority of information can be found at the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE) website.


We would recommend that parents and carers look on this site for practice papers and information.