Parents of children starting primary school in the academic year starting in September 2019 are now able to apply online for their child's Reception school place.
Children are entitled to start primary school in the September after their fourth birthday so parents and carers of children born between 1 Sept 2014 and 31 August 2015 need to apply.
Parent and carers can apply for their child's school place online here between 12 November 2018 and 15 January 2019.
Applications received after the 15 January deadline will only be considered once all on time applications are determined. Applying late could reduce your child's chance of getting their preferred school place.
Essex County Councillor Ray Gooding, Cabinet Member for Education said: “Starting school for the first time is an exciting milestone in a child's life so it's important to get the application process right. It is vital parents apply on time and use their four preferences to ensure their child gets the best possible chance of a place at a preferred school."
A helpful film outlining the primary admissions process can be found here.
Further information about the admissions process and individual schools can be found here.