Primary School Admissions

If you have a child born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018, they are due to start school in September 2022

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 City 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 city by the School Admissions Team, Southend-on-Sea City Council for all residents in the city. 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 2022 (main round to years R and 3, all other applications are called 'in-year')

For applications to reception or transfer to year 3 for September 2022 parents/carers can apply between 14/9/2021 and 15/1/2022. The online and paper form will only be available during this period.

Apply online

If you have not been able to apply online, please download a Primary Application Form and email it back to by the 15 January 2022.

Please consult the Primary Admissions Booklet 2022/23 for further information.

Catchment areas for all schools in Southend

The catchment area is provided in the catchment map look up facility.

Contact Schools and Learning

Telephone: 01702 215007

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