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12 January 2015


The online admissions system is available for:


  • applying for a Year 7 place in September 2015
    (closing date 31 October 2014)
  • applying for a reception place for September 2015 onwards (closing date 15 January 2015)


The online admissions system cannot be used for Year 2 to Year 3 transfers. For mid-year applications please visit this section.


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 containing 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 guides.


Making changes to your application before the closing date

You can change your preferences to your online application up to
and including the relevant closing date by logging in and
amending your existing application. You must resubmit your
application after you have made any such changes.


If you move house after you have submitted an application, you
must tell us immediately by email or by letter. Please do not
just change your address on your online application without letting us know by email or letter as well

Changing your email address

Important note: If you have already registered or applied and need to change your email address, log into your existing application using your old (existing) details.
Do not register with a new email address before you go into your child's record. If you register the new email address first, you will not be able to link it to your child's record.

Making changes to your application after the closing date

Once the closing date has passed, you cannot make any changes to your preferences through the online admissions system.
A request to change your preferences before the offer day will not be accepted, unless this for an address change. Any change requests must be submitted to School Admissions in writing (whether you applied online or by paper). You can email
If you move house after the closing date, you must tell us immediately by email or by letter. Please do not just change your address on your online application without letting us know by email or letter as well.
You can view your online application and amend your personal details (as the applicant), such as changing your email address or mobile number.
After you have logged in, you need to select 'Change My Login Details' at the top of the screen and then amend your details as necessary, saving them before you close the page. You can check 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, 2 March 2015 for secondary schools and 16 April 2015 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:
School  Admissions
Essex County Council
PO Box 4261
County Hall
For advice please contact us on 0845 603 2200 
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