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29 July 2014

If you want information on admissions to Essex primary and secondary schools or need help finding a school then you are in the right place.

When applying to schools in Essex, it is important to follow the correct procedures in order to make your application run as smoothly as possible.

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Secondary schools

Year 6 children due to move from primary to secondary school will receive information about how to apply in September. If you have not received this by mid-September, please contact us by phone or email. 


Primary schools

If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 you should be sent primary school application information by 11 November 2013. If you have not received this information by the middle of November please contact us by phone or email. 


Admissions assistance 

Anyone requiring additional advice, information or guidance relating to school admissions should, in the first instance, contact the School Admissions team. School Admissions deal with all applications for school places for Essex resident children. 


This is for parents applying for a place for their child starting primary or secondary school for the first time, and for parents who wish to transfer their child from one school to another. If you are unable to locate the information you require on this website, please contact us. 


Choice advice

Essex County Council offers an independent choice advice service to help you understand the admissions process and make an informed application for a school place, although it cannot guarantee a place at any particular school.
The Essex Choice Advice Service is a free and impartial service. If you, or anyone you know, is in need of some additional guidance through the school application and admission process, please contact the Essex Choice Advice Helpline on 0845 603 2200. 

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