Admission Arrangements For Noak Bridge Primary School
Please take a look at our wonderful school on the virtual tour below.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01268 282433 to book a tour.
You may want to check the priority admission catchment area schools.
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.
You cannot change your preferences online after the closing date. If you are changing address, you must email the School Admissions Team with:
School Admissions Team
Get in touch if you have a query about your application or if you are changing address.
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.
Appealing an Admission Decision
Appeals are co-ordinated via Essex County Council and further information can be found at: Essex Appeals
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:
Timetable – September 2024 Secondary School Co-ordinated Admission Round
12 September 2023
Online application facility opens.
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
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. www.csse.org.uk
We would recommend that parents and carers look on this site for practice papers and information.