The current policy for admission to primary schools adopted by Essex Education Authority is for children to start full time attendance at the beginning of the term in which they become five years old or, more usually, in the September of the year in which they become 5. Therefore, all children born on or between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012 would normally start school in September 2016, although parents can defer entry until the start of the term in which their child becomes 5.
The number of pupils we intend to admit for the academic year 2016/2017 is 12 in each year group. This is reconsidered each year. The total number on roll in Summer Term 2016 is 46.
Admission procedure is dealt with by Essex County Council. For further information about forms and procedures please see:
http://www.essexcc.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Admissions/Pages/Determined-Admission-Arrangement or contact the admissions office on 0345 6032200.
The following is taken from the County admissions policy:
There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area. In the event of over subscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:
Looked After Children; children living in the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school;
other children living in the priority admission area; children living outside the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school; remaining applications. In the event of oversubscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given the highest priority. Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) may override the above criteria (other than Looked After Children).
Agreement for children living in the priority admission area
The LA may offer places above the published admission number (during and after the normal time of admission) in the following exceptional circumstances:
for infant classes at the class size limit: if the next nearest school with a space is not within a
reasonable distance of the home address; or for junior classes or where the admission would not breach the infant class size limit: if the journey to the next nearest school with a space is not reasonable in terms of distance, accessibility or cost.