How and when to apply for a place

When can you apply for a Reception place? 

You can apply for Reception school place at an Essex primary school between 9 November 2020 and 15 January 2021.

All applications received after 15 January 2021 will be treated as late and will only be processed after all the on-time applications.

You are less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools if you apply late.



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Before you apply 
You should: 
Check you live in the Essex administrative area. You can do this by using the link below -
You may like to read the following admissions documents - 
You may also want to check  the priority admission catchment area schools using the website below - 
School Admissions Team


Get in touch if you have a query about your application or if you are changing address.






School place offers

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.

T. 01702 557979