Primary School Admissions

Primary School Admissions to reception and year 3 at an Infant, Junior or Primary School are coordinated by the School Admissions Team, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Admissions during the school year are called In-year admissions. Application forms and further details about in-year admission should be made by selecting 'in-year admissions' on this web site.

Primary School Admission 2015/16 (main round to years R and 3)

Applications for the main round for the September 2015 start in Reception year or Year 3 were open between 15th September 2014 and 15th January 2015. Late applications are welcome and need to be made in paper copy or by email to admissions@southend.gov.uk. Parents only need to apply for Year 3 if they wish to change schools between Year 2 and 3 or to go on a waiting list for school that do not have places for year 3. Children in Infant schools automatically transfer to the 'linked' Junior School and do not need to apply (eg. Hamstel Infant to Hamstel Junior School). School places are not offered on a 'first come first served' basis, but are considered in line with the admission criteria for each school. Please consult the Year group table below to check when your child is due to start school or which year group your child is in.

Primary School Admission 2016/17 (main round to years R and 3)

Applications for a September 2016 start in Reception year or Year 3 can be submitted between 14th September 2015 and 15th January 2016.  Further details are provided in the Primary Admissions Booklet 2016/17 which will be published on this web page on 14th September, when the main round opens.

Parents only need to apply for Year 3 if they wish to change schools between Year 2 and 3. Children in Infant schools automatically transfer to the 'linked' Junior School and do not need to apply (eg. Hamstel Infant to Hamstel Junior School). School places are not offered on a 'first come first served' basis, but are considered in line with the admission criteria for each school. Please consult the Year group table below to check when your child is due to start school or which year group your child is in.

If you have a child born between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011, he or she is due to start school in September 2015.
Applications for this year group can be submitted online or in hardcopy anytime between 15th September 2014 and 15th January 2015.

You can use our 'Where I Live' page to find your local Primary School.

Page last updated: 17/06/2015