How and when to apply for a Reception place

When can you apply for a Reception place for September 2023? 

If you would like to apply for a space at Hadleigh Infants and Nursery school for a child starting Reception in September 2023, you will need to make a formal application to Essex County Council for a school place.


Parents can apply via the website where you can also find information regarding the application process. 


The admission round is open from Monday 7 November 2022, for parents of children to apply for a Reception place. The statutory national closing date for applications is 15 January 2023.


It is parent responsibility to apply for a school place at the correct times. 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 17 April 2023.


From 17 April 2023, if you applied online, you can log into your account to see your allocation.


Find out more aboutwhat to do after you get your school offer.

T. 01702 557979