Primary School Admissions

If you have a child born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, they are eligible for a school place from September 2023. You will find key dates and important information in the Primary Admissions Booklet 2023, which will be published by mid-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 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 2023 (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 2023 parents/carers can apply between 14/9/2022 and 15/1/2023. The online and paper form will only be available during this period.

Apply online

Information Events

We are hosting informal information sessions for parents of children due to start Reception in September 2023.

Come along to the Tickfield Centre on Tuesday 15th November between 10am and 12pm or join the virtual session on the 17th.

Please book your place:

Primary School Admissions Booklets

Primary School Admissions Booklet 2023

Primary School Admissions Booklet 2022

If you have not been able to apply online, please download a Primary Application Form and email it back to admissions@southend.gov.uk by the 15 January 2023.

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 Academic Years
From 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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