Admissions Policy - September 2024 intake

St Peter’s Church of England (VC) Primary School stands at the heart of a vibrant, friendly community – and we welcome enquiries from prospective parents who are keen to find out what we can offer their child. Contact the office on 01376 561328 or email [email protected]  to arrange a visit.

Our published intake number is 45 pupils. Our current pattern of admission is that all children join the school at the start of the September term. In 2024, the term will start on Tuesday September 3rd for the children in Y1 to Y6 (Monday 2nd September is a non-pupil day). The children in Reception will have a phased start to enable them to settle.

We believe that giving parents/carers and children the opportunity to spend time in school from early on, getting to know the staff and becoming familiar with the environment, can help considerably towards ensuring a smooth transition to full-time education. For this reason, we will offer a range of transition activities prior to the children starting school.

We have our own pre-school on site open for children from the age of 2. Please contact the school office or see the school website for further details.

We also liaise closely with all other local nursery schools with a transition programme throughout the year.

As we are a Voluntary Controlled church school, all applications for places are handled by the Local Authority (LA), which ultimately makes decisions about the admission of children to our school at any time. Further information can be found at:

Alternatively, the LA can be contacted by email, at [email protected], or by telephone, on 0345 603 2200.

To apply for a place at St. Peter's Church of England Primary School, please go to:

Primary School Places

For information on how to appeal, please go to:

After Your School Offer

Key Dates for September 2024 applications

Applications open on 6th November 2023.

Applications close on 15th January 2024.

National Offer Day is on 16th April 2024.

Deadline for lodging appeals is 15th May 2024.

Detailed information on the application process can be found in the Essex Primary School Admissions Brochure 2024/2025 (see below)

Equal Opportunities

The school is committed to providing equal opportunities for all, regardless of race, faith, gender or capability in all aspects of school. We promote self and mutual respect and a caring and non-judgmental attitude throughout the school.

Primary Education in Essex Brochure - 2024/25

Primary Education Mid Essex Policy Directory - 2024/25

New Entrants September 2024

If your child is due to start school in September 2024 we will be arranging school tours in the coming weeks and months:

  • 16th October at 9.30am
  • 17th October at 11.00am
  • 19th October at 1.30pm
  • 31st October at 9.30am
  • 1st November at 11.00am
  • 3rd November at 10.00am
  • 6th November at 9.30am 
  • 8th November at 11.00am
  • 10th November at 10.30am

Please contact the school office on 01376 561328 if you have any questions or if you would like to book a visit.