Subject to the availability of places within the published number intended to admit, it is the policy of the Governors to admit children of all parents who express a preference for their children to be educated at this school. The Published Admissions Number (PAN) for the academic year 2019/20 is 15.
Parents who wish their children to attend the school should make an application to Essex County Council in accordance with the co-ordinated admission arrangements. Applications can be made online at essex.gov.uk/admissions and must be made by the National Closing Date detailed in the Primary Education in Essex booklet, which is available from the Local Authority. Late applications will be dealt with as detailed in this booklet. In addition parents must also complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which will enable the school to rank your application in accordance with the criteria. The SIF is available from the school and must be returned directly to the school.
The school will admit all children in the September following their fourth birthday, without reference to aptitude or ability. Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to the school is deferred until later in the school year or until the child reaches compulsory school age in that school year. Where entry is deferred the school will hold the place for that child and not offer it to another child. The parent would not however be able to defer entry beyond the beginning of the term after the child's fifth birthday, nor beyond the academic year for which the original application was accepted. Parents can request that their child attends part-time until the child reaches compulsory school age (part-time would be mornings only). Further details if required are available from the school.
If your child is summer-born i.e. born during 1 April 2015 and 31 August 2015 and you want him/her to start in reception in September 2020 (instead of starting in the 2019-20 academic year), this is what you will need to do: