The school operates a nursery in which children are entitled to 15 hours free provision a week and start in the September after their third birthday. If you would like to apply for a nursery place, please visit the Nursery section of this website.
In the September after their fourth birthday children move into the Reception classes and full time education.
Key Stage 1 consists of Years 1 and 2 and is for pupils aged 5-7 years.
Visits to the school are strongly recommended and warmly welcomed. We hold structured open sessions for parents to visit the school in the autumn term to help in the decision making process when choosing a school for their children. However visits can be completed throughout the year.
Essex County Council coordinates admissions to the school. They can be contacted at 0845 603 2200. Applications can be completed on line at www.essex.gov.uk/admissions.
The Essex Directory for school admissions in the south of the County can be found here.
Published Admissions Number
The Publish Admissions Number (PAN) for Hadleigh Infants and Nursery School is 90.
Applications must be made in accordance with the co-ordinated admission arrangements operated by the child’s home local authority. For children resident in Essex this is detailed in the Primary Education in Essex booklet published by Essex County Council.
Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit;
1. Looked After Children and previously looked after children;
2. Children living in the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school or Hadleigh Junior School at the time of admission;
3. Children with a sibling attending Hadleigh Infant School at the time of admission;
4. Children with a sibling attending Hadleigh Junior School at the time of admission;
5. Children who have attended the school’s Nursery for at least 15 hours of state-funded provision;
6. Children of staff who work at the school;
7. Other children living in the priority admission area;
8. Remaining applications.
Looked After Children
A ‘looked after Child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, residence or special guardianship order will be given first priority in oversubscription ahead of all other applicants in accordance with the School Admissions Code 2012. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of the Local Authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in exercise of their social services function (as defined in Section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989).
For applications made in the normal admission round a relevant sibling is a child who has a brother, sister, adopted brother or sister, fostered brother or sister or stepbrother or stepsister living in the same family unit in the same family address who attends the preferred school in any year group excluding the final year. Biological siblings who attend the preferred school in any year group will be treated as siblings irrespective of place of residence. Children residing in the same family such as cousins will not be treated as siblings. Priority Admissions Area Please contact the school or visit the school’s website for details of the priority admissions area.
Exceptional Medical Circumstances
Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by recent professional medical evidence) may override the above. This evidence will have to demonstrate that Hadleigh Infants and Nursery School is the only suitable school. A panel of Governors will review the evidence and determine whether the child will be given priority.
Pupils with a EHCP
Pupils with a EHCP linked to special educational needs whose EHCP names Hadleigh Infants and Nursery School will be admitted irrespective of our admissions criteria.
Straight Line Distance
In each individual criterion, distance between home and school (measured in a straight line) will be calculated, with those living closest being given the highest priority. Straight line distances are calculated by Essex County Council using a computerised geographical information system as defined in the Primary Education in Essex booklet.
In the event of oversubscription, a waiting list will be maintained at Essex County Council until the end of August the year following the desired date of admission. Thereafter the waiting list will be maintained by the school until the end of the autumn term following the desired date of admission. The waiting list will be maintained in the order of the admission criteria.
Applications received after National Closing date will be handled in accordance with the co-ordinated admission arrangements operated by child’s home local authority. For children resident in Essex this is published in the Primary Education in Essex booklet.
Parents whose children are refused admission to the school have a statutory right to appeal to an independent appeal panel i.e. independent of the school.
A full copy of the school Admissions Policy can be found below.
Year 2-3 Transfers
If you would like your child to attend a Junior School which falls within the Southend borough you will be required to apply through Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. To assist you with the application please find below information explaining the process. The process for applying for a place at Hadleigh Junior School will be explained in November in line with previous years.