How and when to apply for a Reception place

When can you apply for a Reception place for September 2024? 

If you would like to apply for a space at Hadleigh Infants and Nursery school for a child starting Reception in September 2024, 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 between 6 November 2023 and 15 January 2024, for parents of children to apply for a Reception place. 


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.



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



Get in touch with Essex County Council 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 Essex County Council via email on 16 April 2024.


From 16 April 2024, if you applied online, you can log into your account to see your allocation.


Find out more about what to do after you get your school offer

T. 01702 557979