About Our School Admissions

Main School Admissions

All parents want to choose the right school for their child and we encourage parents to visit our school so that they have a good understanding of our provision and our ethos. Dates for our open days will be published in our newsletter or in the parish newsletter, please telephone the school office to book your place for these tours.

If you are applying for a place in next year’s Reception Class/Year 3 September Main Round (determined admissions round) you should complete Southend Borough Council’s Single Application Form (SAF) which must be submitted to them by 15th January 2024. The best way to apply is online at www.southend.gov.uk/admissions but if you require a paper application these can be obtained from the Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend.

You must also complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and this should be submitted, along with your child's Baptismal certificate (if applicable), to our school office by 22nd January 2024. Offer day, when parents are notified of the outcome of their application, is 16th April 2024.

If you are applying for a place mid-year, you DO NOT need to complete the Council’s form but will need to complete the In-Year Application Form.


Nursery Admissions

For our Nursery admission arrangements, please see the documents below.


Unsuccessful Applications/Appeals

Parents unsuccessful in securing a place for their child have the right to appeal to an Independent Admissions Appeal Panel.  Details of how to do this can be found on the Academy’s website.

Main Round appeals (Reception and Year 3): Parents can appeal against the refusal for schools for which they did not receive an offer.  Appeals must be lodged within 20 school days of the date of the letter. Appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Details of how to do this can be found on the school’s website.  All appeals are considered by an Independent Appeals Panel. 

Offer day – 16th April 2024

On time submission of appeals – 16th May 2024  (appeals after this date will be heard in late September)

On time appeals must be heard by 19th July 2024

In-year appeals (in-year R-6): Parents can appeal against the refusal.  Appeals must be lodged within 20 school days of the date of the outcome letter. For applications for in-year admissions, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Details of how to do this can be found on the school’s website. All appeals are considered by an Independent Appeals Panel.  All in year admissions will be managed according to our published Admission Arrangements for 2024/25, which includes our PAN and oversubscription criteria. 


Schools admissions: applications for overseas children

In most cases, children arriving from overseas have the right to attend schools in England.

It is the responsibility of parents to check that their children have a right, under their visa entry conditions, to study at a school. To help parents we recommend that those wishing to apply for a state funded school check that they have a right of right of abode or the conditions of their visas otherwise permit access a state-funded school.

Foreign nationals cannot use the 6 month visitor visa or a 6 month short-term study visa to enter the UK to enrol as a pupil at a school. Find out what these visas can be used for on the visitor visa and short term study visa pages.

Find out more visit the Department for Education.