Working For Everyone

Admissions

We are always pleased to welcome new pupils. Simply telephone the school office to arrange a visit and we will organise a tour of the school with two of our current pupils and a chat with Mr Flitman.

Click here to open the Essex County Council school admission webpage and either download an application form or apply online. If you have any other queries, contact Planning & Admissions at Essex County Council on 0845 603 2200.

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

For pupils wishing to transfer from infant school in September, the information is available from the Essex County Council website from the beginning of November the previous year, and applications must be received by mid January of the admission year. There are just over 30 spaces available to admit Y3 pupils.

Arrangements for EYFS (early years foundation stage)

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. A second meeting for parents is held in the summer term to explain school procedures.

Arrangements for children transferring from infant school

Now we are a primary school, children simply move from EYFS through the year groups until year 6 but there will still be approximately 30 additional spaces available for pupils from other schools to join us in year 3.

We hold a welcome tea in the autumn term of Y3 for parents so you can meet your child’s new teacher and ask any questions that have arisen within the first few weeks.

Year 3 classes are compiled in consultation with Year 2 teachers, to ensure that children are allocated to classes to best meet their academic, behavioural and social needs.

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 Statements or EHC plans, the junior SENCo will attend the final review at infants to ensure that adequate transitional visits and additional support is fully in place before moving up to juniors.

Admission Policy

(Under review) Now we are a primary school, children simply move from EYFS through the year groups until year 6 but there will still be approximately 30 additional spaces available for pupils from other schools to join us in year 3. These places need to be applied for in the usual manner explained at the top of this page. Children from Wickford Church of England Infant School will have priority over others.

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.

Priority Admission Area Map

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

Secondary School Admissions

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