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

15 April 2019

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.

For children transferring from Year 2 of an infant school to Year 3 / junior school in September 2019, online applications are now closed. If you want to make a late application, please use the application form.

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 

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

Emails for online applicants for Year 0 (Reception) and Year 3 (Junior) places in September 2019 will be sent on 16 April 2019.

Please note that this may not be at midnight and it can take up to 24 hours for all emails to be delivered. 

You should only contact us about this if you have not received an email or letter by 17 April 2019.

If you applied online, you can log into your account to see your allocation.