To secure a place for your child in the reception year of a primary or infant school for September 2008, you must complete the Common Application Form that you would have received from Essex County Council and return to Planning and Admissions by the date advised.
Even if you have previously applied directly to a school, or to the County Council, you still need to fill out a Common Application Form. If you do not do so your preferences for a school place will not be considered.
You may use the Common Application Form to express preferences for a place at up to 3 schools but you will be offered a place at only one school, the highest preference that can be met. You are strongly recommended to use all your preferences and to include your local school. If none of your preferences can be met, a place will be offered at the nearest school to your child's home address with spaces available.
A copy of the booklet Primary Education in Essex 2007/08 is available from the school office and contains the admission policies for schools in your area. It also contains further information about the co-ordinated admissions process and timescales involved etc. These booklets are also available online at www.essexcc.gov.uk
or by calling 0845 6037627.