Prospective Parent Question and Answer Meetings
Wednesday 11th November 2020 at 10am
Monday 16th November 2020 at 6pm
Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 1:30pm
For meeting login details please contact the school office:
Please look at our website for information about the school.
It would be beneficial to watch the Virtual Tour and read the documents provided below.
Primary school places
You can apply for Reception school place at an Essex primary school between 9 November 2020 and 15 January 2021.
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 2021.
Please ensure that your online application is submitted by 15 January 2021. 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 16 April 2021.
From 16 April 2021, 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.
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.
Our advice when completing the Common Application Form would be:
Timetable – September 2021 Secondary School Co-ordinated Admission Round
11 September 2020
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 2020
Statutory national closing date for all applications, including online. The online application system will be closed after this date.
1 November 2020 onwards
LA to consider all applications received after the closing date.
1 March 2021
National offer date.
March-end of August 2021
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
The key information, which I have taken directly from the website, is as follows:
The Information Guide for 2021 Entry will be published on the website in the Summer Term.
2021 Entry Examination: Saturday 7th November and Monday 9th November 2020
Registration for 2021 Entry: 19th May 2020 until 1st July 2020.
All Important Dates will be published in due course.
We would recommend that parents and carers look on this site for practise papers and information.
From November 2020 you can apply online for your child’s primary (Reception) or junior (year 3) school place.
You must submit an application by the national closing date in January 2021. Applications received after this date are considered late and will reduce your chance of being offered a place at your preferred schools.
How to apply for mid-year admissions
Appealing an Admission Decision
If you wish to appeal a decision made about a place at this school you can do so online at:
CONSULTATION FOR CHANGES TO OUR 2022-2023 ADMISSIONS ARRANGEMENTS
All responses will be collated and passed to the Trust Board for formal discussion and approval after the end of the consultation process. The final determined policies will be published on the website by Monday 4th January 2021.