Primary school admissions

If you have a child born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, they are eligible for a school place from September 2024. You will find key dates and important information in the Primary Admissions Booklet 2024, which will be published by mid-October 2023.

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 childs 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 2024 (main round to reception and year 3, all other applications are called in-year)

For applications to reception or transfer to year 3 for September 2024 parents/carers can apply between 14 September 2023 and 15 January 2024. The online form will only be available during this period.

If you are unable to access the online form or require it in another format, please contact us.

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Information events

We are hosting informal information sessions for parents of children due to start Reception in September 2024.

  • Book a place on the in person session at the Civic Centre Committee Room 5 on Thursday 23 November 2023 between 09:30 and 10:30am
  • Book to join the virtual session on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 23 November 2023 between 17:00 and 18:00 (please note you will need a Microsoft Teams account to sign up up and join the join the session)

Primary school admissions booklets

Catchment areas for all schools in Southend

You can find your catchment area by searching our school catchment area directory.

Find out the academic year

Find out the academic year
Dates of birth range 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 2025/26 2026/27
01/09/2006 to 31/08/2007 Year 11 N/A N/A N/A N/A
01/09/2007 to 31/08/2008 Year 10 Year 11 N/A N/A N/A
01/09/2008 to 31/08/2009 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 N/A N/A
01/09/2009 to 31/08/2010 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 N/A
01/09/2010 to 31/08/2011 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
01/09/2011 to 31/08/2012 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
01/09/2012 to 31/08/2013 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
01/09/2013 to 31/08/2014 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8
01/09/2014 to 31/08/2015 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7
01/09/2015 to 31/08/2016 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
01/09/2016 to 31/08/2017 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
01/09/2017 to 31/08/2018 REC Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
01/09/2018 to 31/08/2019 N/A REC Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020 N/A N/A REC Year 1 Year 2
01/09/2020 to 31/08/2021 N/A N/A N/A REC Year 1
01/09/2021 to 31/08/2022 N/A N/A N/A N/A REC

REC - Start of School: Reception Year

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