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Essex County Council are no longer writing to parents to invite them to apply for a school place. It is the responsibility of parents to apply for a school place at the correct times. You will not receive any letters from Essex County Council to inform you to apply for your child’s school place.



All admissions for children to join Reception in September are co-ordinated through the Local Authority.  You can apply for one of these places between 6th November 2023 and 15th  January 2024 via the link below.  You will also find information via the link on how to submit a late application after the 15th January 2024 deadline.



If your child is not offered a place at your preferred school, you can appeal against the decision.


You will receive an email with the appeal hearing date within 30 school days for mid-year appeals and 40 school days for normal admission round appeals.


If you’re thinking of appealing a Reception place for September 2024, watch this video.


Infant Class Size Appeals


This applies to Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes where classes are limited to 30 children.  If you are appealing an infant size class limit, your chance of a successful appeal is limited.


An appeal can only succeed if:

  • admitting an extra child would not breach the class size limit
  • your child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had complied with admissions law or were correctly and impartially applied
  • the admission authority's decision to refuse a place was not one which a reasonable admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case


Appeal a decision


Appeal Online


Other ways to appeal if you're unable to appeal online.


Use the Admission appeal form


The appeal hearing


You will be invited to present your case to the Statutory Appeal Panel which is made up of 3 people.


The appeal hearing lets:

  • the admission authority explain why they refused your application
  • you explain to the panel why you think your child should be given a place at the school


After the appeal hearing


You will receive a letter with the panel's decision within 5 school days, however, this may take longer during the summer term.  The decision is final and binding on all parties.


Appeal timetable



Full details on appeals can be found at Essex County Council

Contact the Statutory Appeals Team


Statutory Appeals Team

PO Box 11


Essex, CM1 1LX




All mid-year applications should be made directly to All Saints’ Church of England Primary School, using the mid-year application form below. 

Applications should be emailed to:


If you require a paper copy of the application form, please contact the school office on 01255 502389. Mid-year applications (sometimes called in-year applications) are any application for a school place made to any year group, apart from September admissions to our Reception class.   


For applications into existing year groups, a place will be offered when the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below the admission number for that year group. 


If a place can be offered, it is expected that the child will start within 10 school days of the offer being made, if for the current term, or at the start of the term for which the application has been made.


Please note: Applications for the start of the next academic year or the next term cannot be dealt with until the half term prior to the requested admission date. 


For example:

An application for Autumn Term (September) will not be accepted until the preceding summer half term holiday (May/June).

An application for Spring Term (January) will not be accepted until the preceding autumn half term holiday (October).

An application for Summer Term (April) will not be accepted until the preceding spring half term holiday (February).


Please note: if a mid-year application is received during a school holiday period, we will respond as soon as possible when the school reopens but by 31 August at the latest.


Where a place is not available to your child, they will automatically be added to a waiting list which is held in accordance with the school’s admissions criteria which can be found in the Admissions Policies below. 

 Appeals are co-ordinated via Essex County Council and further information can be found at the following link: Appeals