Primary school places
You can apply for Reception school place at an Essex primary school between 12 November 2018 and 15 January 2019.
Before you apply
- check you live in the Essex administrative area
- read the primary school admission booklet (PDF, 488KB)
You may want to check the priority admission catchment area schools.
You can also watch our video on applying for a primary school place.
Online applications are now closed.
Use the primary school and year 3 application form (PDF, 100KB) if you want to make a late application.
All applications received after 15 January 2019 will 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.
View your application
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 the School Admissions Team with:
- your child’s details
- your new address
- proof of new address
School Admissions Team
Get in touch if you have a query about your application or if you are changing address.
School place offers
Offers were sent to online applicants by email on 16 April 2019.
If you applied online, you can log into your account to see your allocation.
Find out more about what to do after you get your school offer.