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School admission arrangements

18 March 2019

The determined admission arrangements sets out how a school will admit pupils including:

  • the published admission number
  • the oversubscription criteria
  • information on waiting lists


Essex County Council is the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools in Essex. We set the determined admission arrangements for these schools.


The admission arrangements for foundation, voluntary aided schools and academies are determined by the governing bodies or academy trust of the individual school.

Objection to school admission arrangements

The admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled infant, junior and primary schools in Essex for 2020-2021 have now been determined and are available.

You can object to the Schools Adjudicator if you think the determined admission arrangements are unfair and do not comply with the School Admissions Code or admissions regulations. Any objection must be referred to the adjudicator by 15 May 2019.

Visit GOV.UK to find out how to make an objection.

Read Essex County Council's annual report to the Schools Adjudicator.