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Apply for a Year 3 / junior school place (Year 3 in September 2019)

3 December 2018

Is your child in an infant school?

If your child is in Year 2 of an Essex infant school you must apply for their transfer to Year 3 / junior school. There is no automatic transfer to the junior school. 

 
You must submit an application by 15 January 2019.

 
If you live in the administrative area of Essex County Council but your child is at an infant school outside Essex, you need to contact the school's local authority or speak to your child’s current school to find out how to apply for a Year 3 / junior school place.

 

Is your child in a primary school?

If your child already attends a primary school and is in current Year 2 then you do not need to apply because your child’s place will continue into Year 3 in September. 

 
Only parents of children who attend an infant school need to apply.

 
If you want your child to start in Year 3 at a junior school from September 2019 you need to submit an application by 15 January 2019.
 
Apply

 

For children transferring from Year 2 of an infant school to Year 3 / junior school in September 2019, you can use the link below to apply for the junior school. 

 
You cannot apply for primary schools except for the following schools for which you can apply:

 
  • Lambourne Primary School
  • Chigwell Primary School
  • Wickford Primary School 

You'll receive a confirmation email once you've submitted your application. If you don’t receive one, it means the application hasn't been sent. You’ll need to log back in and re-submit the application.

Late applications

All applications received after 15 January 2019 will be treated as late and will only be processed after all the on-time applications.

You are less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools if you apply late.

Change your application

You must submit any changes to your application by the closing date.

You cannot change your preferences after the closing date unless you are moving to a new house. If you are changing address, you must email us with:

  • your child’s details
  • your new address
  • proof of new address

Offers for school places

Offers are sent on 16 April 2019.