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Admission arrangements

This year, due to COVID-19 we will be offering limited outdoor tour slots to view our school. These will be held on Wednesday 21st October and Wednesday 4th November.  Only 1 parent/carer may sign up for a tour without their child and we request that a mask be worn. We will show you around the outside of our school and then hold a short meeting in the school hall. This will be socially distanced.  These tours will be strictly limited to 6 people per group. A virtual tour is also available on the link above. 

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Children start at Mountnessing C of E Primary School in the September after their fourth birthday. We currently admit 30 children into the main school.


All admissions and appeals, including mid-year pupil moves, are dealt with by a common application form submitted to the local authority.


The primary school (Reception) admission round opens on 9 November 2020, for parents of children to apply for a Reception school place for the academic year that starts in September 2021.

The statutory national closing date for applications is 15 January 2021.  This is also the closing date for the school's supplementary form to be returned. 

From 9 November 2020, applications can be made online via


Essex County Council does not send letters to parents/carers about making an application. All of the application information is available on the website above.


Admission criteria

All admissions and appeals are made through the local authority. This means that parents need only complete one application form that is submitted to the local authority planning and admissions office.

Places are allocated based on the following criteria:
• Looked After Children and previously looked after children
• Children with a sibling attending the school
• Children living in the priority admission area
• Remaining applications In the event of over subscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given the highest priority.
Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) might override the above.


We require the parents of new pupils to fill in the home/school agreement. You will receive a copy for you to keep and the school will keep a copy too. If you have lost your form, please download a new form