Before you make your application you will need to check you live in the administrative area of Essex. If you do, the next step is to register.
Please note that you will need to register, even if you have made an online application in a previous year. You will be asked:
- for your contact details
- to create a password of at least six characters including at least two numbers
- to give an answer to a secret question for security reasons
For further information, visit the admissions page.
If you need assistance with your online application, please refer to our online user guide
Changing your email address
Important note: If you have already registered or applied and need to change your email address, first log in to your existing application using your old details. Do not register using a new email address before you go into your child’s record. If you register the email address first, you will not be able to link it to your child’s record.
Before the closing date
If the closing date has not yet passed (31 October 2012 for secondary transfer and 15 January 2013 for starting primary school for the first time) you can still amend your online application by logging in and using your password. You can, for example, change the preferences you have selected or change their order.
After the closing date
If you need to notify us of a change of address after the closing date, please email us
. Once the closing date has passed, you can view your online application and amend your personal details, such as changing your email address or mobile number. After you have logged in, you need to select ‘My details’ at the top of the screen and then amend your details as necessary, saving them before you close the page. You can check that this has worked by logging in again and making sure that you can still view your application.
On or after the offer date
On or after the offer day, 1 March 2013 for secondary schools and 17 April 2013 for primary schools, you can log in using your email address and password to view your child’s school allocation.
All other amendments to applications need to be made in writing to:
Essex County Council
PO Box 4261
For advice please contact us on 0845 603 2200