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Admissions

We are always pleased to welcome new pupils. Simply telephone the school office (733071) to arrange a visit and we will organise a tour of the school from our current pupils and a chat with Mrs Ramet. Please click here to see the changes due to COVID-19 restrictions.

For pupils wishing to transfer during the academic year, complete a primary mid-year application form.

Arrangements for Reception

Parents of new entrants are invited to a meeting in the autumn term before their child’s admission to find out about our school and are invited to have a tour of the school during a working day. Additional meetings for parents are held during the summer term as well as induction sessions for children, to prepare for their start in September.

Click here to apply online. If you have any other queries, contact Planning & Admissions at Essex County Council on 0845 603 2200.

Arrangements for Year 3

Now we are a primary school, children simply move from Reception through the year groups until year 6 but there are 36 additional spaces available for pupils from other schools to join us in year 3.

For pupils wishing to transfer from another infant school, click here and complete the online application.

Arrangements for children with Special Needs

Extra transition visits and ‘buddies’ are arranged for pupils with additional needs during the term prior to their transfer. Parents of children with specific needs are invited to a meeting well in advance of their child transferring to ensure appropriate support is fully in place. For children with EHC plans, our SENCo will attend the final review at preschool or infants to ensure that adequate transitional visits and additional support is fully in place.

Admission Policy

As we are a LA maintained school, Essex County Council are our admissions authority. Please click here for a full copy of this policy.

Priority Admission Area Map

There is an appeals procedure available to parents who are declined admission, details of which are available from the Area Education Office.

Admission Criteria

In the event of oversubscription, places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:

  1. Looked After Children;
  2. children with a sibling already attending our school or Wickford Church of England School;
  3. children living in the priority admission area or attending Wickford Church of England School;
  4. other children attending Wickford Church of England School;
  5. other children living in the priority admission area;
  6. 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. Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) may override the above criteria 2-6.

Agreement for children living in the priority admission area

The LA may, in exceptional circumstances, offer places above the published admission number (during and after the normal time of admission): if the journey to the next nearest school with a space is not reasonable in terms of distance, accessibility or cost.

 

Secondary School Admissions

Information can be found on the Tranferring to Secondary School page.