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Admissions Information & Prospectus
Our School Prospectus can be accessed here. Download the PDF.
When do children start school?
All children whose fifth birthday falls within the next school year (1st September – 31st August) will be admitted in the September of the year that they are five.
Essex County Council admissions will be in touch with you explaining how you apply for your child’s first school place. Further information can be found here.
In order to ease the transition between home and/or nursery and playgroup and school, we invite children who are starting school the following term to visit us in the preceding term. The children have an opportunity to meet staff and they become familiar with the school routines and with what will be expected of them when they begin school. This reduces anxiety levels about a new experience and in many cases leads to eagerness to begin school immediately!
Mid-year applications (sometimes called in-year applications) are any application for a school place made to a year group apart from September admissions to Reception.
For applications into existing year groups a place will be offered when the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below the admission number for that year group.
Please note, if a mid-year application is received during a school holiday period, we will respond within 10 working days for the school reopening.
What if the school is over subscribed?
When the school is over-subscribed, the Admissions Policy comes into force
– please see links below for the appropriate school year information:-
If you are unable to access these documents please contact the school office.
Other useful info for starting primary school:
Food Policy – please refer to policies page.
What about secondary school?
Feeder Secondary Schools:-
Helena Romanes School – Great Dunmow
Joyce Frankland Academy – Newport
Saffron Walden County High
Forest Hall School – Stansted
County High School for Girls – Chelmsford
King Edward VI Grammar School – Chelmsford
Hockerill Anglo – European College – Bishops Stortford
Bishops Stortford County High School for Boys