Primary School Admissions

If you have a child born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016, they are due to start school in September 2020.

It is the responsibility of parents to apply for a school place at the correct times. You will not receive any letters from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to inform you that you must apply for your child’s school place however, early years settings and general marketing is in place to ensure parents are alerted.

Primary School Admissions to reception and year 3 at an Infant, Junior or Primary School are received and processed for all schools in the borough by the School Admissions Team, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council for all residents in the borough. 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 2020 (main round to years R and 3, all other applications are called 'in-year')

Applications for a September 2020 start in Reception year or transfer to the junior school or move schools for Year 3 can be submitted between 14 September 2019 and 15 January 2020. Parents can register and submit an application form online or they can download a paper form for year R and the paper form for year 3 (available from 14 September). A reminder that parents can view their offer from midnight on offer day and paper applications receive the offer via the post and therefore parents may not receive the offer on offer day but a day later, depending on the post.

Pupils currently in year 2 (transferring to year 3 in 2020 or wishing to move schools for year 3 September 2020)

Is your child in an infant school?

All children in infant schools must apply for transfer to year 3. This is the law and there is no longer an automatic transfer to the junior school. Please check the admission criteria in the primary booklet 2020 for the Junior School. An information sheet will be available soon.

The full admission policies are available in the Primary admission booklet 2020 which will be published in the week of 17 September 2019. You must submit an application by 15 January 2020.

Is your child in a primary school?

If you are continuing in the same primary school you will not need to apply. If you wish to change schools for year 3 you need to submit an application by the 15 January 2020.

Applications for year 3 school places for September 2020 can be made by using the Borough Council on-line facility which will be available from 14 September 2019 to 15 January 2020, at: www.southend.gov.uk/admissions. Alternatively you can request a paper copy of the application by contacting the schools admissions team on 01702 212934 or via email to admissions@southend.gov.uk. Applications can only be submitted and accepted from 14 September 2019 and on time closes on 15 January 2020, any applications received after the 15 January 2020 will be considered as late applications and will be processed after all the on- time applications are processed

Applications for this year group can be submitted online or in hardcopy anytime between 14 September 2019 and 15 January 2020.

Page last updated: 13/09/2019