You are an Essex County Council area resident if you pay your council tax to:
- Castle Point
- Epping Forest
This means you live in the Essex administrative area and can apply for school places for your child.
Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock are not administered by Essex County Council.
Schools outside Essex
If you don't live in Essex, you must apply through the local authority that you pay your council tax to.
If you live in these neighbouring authorities, you can visit their websites for more information about school admissions: