After your school offer

Waiting lists

The online waiting list checker for Reception, year 3 and year 7 admissions in the 2019/20 academic year is now closed.

Check a primary school waiting list

Waiting lists are maintained based on the type of school. You can check the type of school in our admission booklets for parents.

Foundation, voluntary aided and academy schools

Oversubscribed foundation, voluntary aided (church) schools and academies maintain their own waiting lists until a minimum of 31 December 2019.

You should contact these schools directly for information on waiting list positions or if you change address.

Community and voluntary controlled schools

We will continue to maintain waiting lists for Reception and year 3 (where held) community and voluntary controlled schools until 31 December 2019.

To find out where your child is on a waiting list for these schools, please call 0345 603 2200.

Check a secondary school waiting list

All secondary schools are either foundation, voluntary aided (church) or academies and maintain their own waiting lists until a minimum of 31 December 2019.

You should contact these schools directly for information on waiting list positions or if you change address.

What to do if you change address

If you move address whilst your child is on a waiting list, you need to email us evidence of your new address. For example:

  • a signed tenancy agreement if you are renting
  • a solicitor’s letter confirming you have exchanged contracts if you are purchasing your new home

If your new address affects your child’s positions on any waiting lists, their waiting list position will change.

School Admissions Team

Get in touch if you have a query about your application or if you are changing address.

Email: admissions@essex.gov.uk

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