This policy should be read in conjunction with the booklet ‘Primary Education in Essex’ produced annually by Essex County Council and available from LA, Planning and Admissions Department, Tel: 01245 436727. Copies of the ‘Primary Education in Essex’ booklet can also be obtained from the School Office. Essex has introduced a coordinated admissions scheme and you must apply on the Common Application Form for Essex Schools.
Admission of Pupils
The maximum number of pupils admitted to each Year Group will be:
60 children in Key Stage 1 (Reception to Year 2)
60 children in Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6)
For entry into Reception an application should be made to the LA in the previous academic year. The closing date for applications is published in the ‘Primary Education in Essex’ booklet available every October from Planning and Admissions. Applications after that date will only be considered after those that were made by the closing date.
For entry into other year groups an application should be made to the Local Authority. If there are more applications than places available the over-subscription criteria, below, will be applied to decide between applications. If the appropriate year group is at or above the admission number of 60 then the application will be refused.
In the event of over-subscription, priority will be given to applications in the following order:
1. Looked After Children and previously looked after children (as defined in Primary Education in Essex booklet).
2. Children with a sibling* attending the School.
3. Children living in the priority admission area.
4. Remaining applications
In the event of over subscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by the 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.
(Other than Looked After Children and previously looked after children).
Admission into the Foundation Stage
As required by law with effect from September 2011, primary schools provide for the full-time admission of all children offered a place in the reception year group from the September following their fourth birthday.
Parents/Carers are encouraged to consult the Local Authority publication ‘Primary Education in Essex’ for full details.
Proof of Residency
Proof that the child is a permanent resident within the priority admissions area at the closing date for applications will be required.
Administration of Admissions and Appeals
The Local Authority has approved this policy. If a child is refused a place at the School, their parents/carer have the right to appeal to an independent panel against the decision. Information on how to appeal will be sent with a refusal.
N.B. There is no guarantee of a place in the School even for pupils whose parents live in the priority admission area.
*’Sibling’ – this is defined in the ‘Primary Education in Essex Booklet’.