Coronavirus (COVID-19): National restrictions in England

National coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are in place for the whole of England.

The government has put Essex in High alert (tier 2) from 2nd December.

For information, advice and support, visit the coronavirus hub.

To see how restrictions will affect services, visit changes to our services.

Primary school places

You can apply for Reception school place at an Essex primary school between 9 November 2020 and 15 January 2021.

Before you apply

You should:

You may want to check the priority admission catchment area schools.

You can also watch our video on applying for a primary school place.

Apply

Apply online for a Reception school place up to and including the 15 January 2021.

Please ensure that your online application is submitted by 15 January 2021. Remember to re-submit after making any changes before the deadline.

All application received after 15 January will be treated as late and will only be processed after all on-time applications.

You are less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools if you apply later.

View your application

View your application

You cannot change your preferences online after the closing date. If you are changing address, you must email the School Admissions Team with:

  • your child’s details
  • your new address
  • proof of new address which must be:
  • a copy of a signed tenancy agreement if you are renting
  • a solicitor’s letter confirming you have exchanged contracts if you are purchasing your new home

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

School place offers

Offers will be sent to online applicants by email on 16 April 2021.

From 16 April 2021, 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.

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