Admissions

We are always pleased to welcome new pupils. Simply telephone the school office to arrange a visit and we will organise a tour of the school with two of our current pupils and a chat with Mr Flitman.

Click here to open the Essex County Council school admission webpage and either download an application form or apply online. If you have any other queries, contact Planning & Admissions at Essex County Council on 0845 603 2200

For pupils wishing to transfer during the academic year, complete a primary mid-year application form.

For pupils wishing to transfer from infant school in September, the information is available from the Essex County Council website from the beginning of November the previous year, and applications must be received by mid January of the admission year.

Arrangements for children transferring from infant school

Parents of new entrants are invited to a meeting in the Autumn term before their child’s admission to find out about our school and are invited to have a tour of the school during a working day. Currently, parents receive an application form from Essex County Council which should be completed and returned to the local authority by the January. The authority then write to parents during the first week of May to confirm at which school their child has been offered a place.

A second meeting for parents is held in the summer term to explain school procedures.The school holds a welcome tea in the autumn term for new parents.

Whilst a special programme is arranged for children during the term prior to their transfer, liaison between Infant pupils and the Junior School begins much earlier with opportunities for children to visit the Juniors to share assemblies, productions and curriculum events.

There are already strong links between the Infants and Juniors to develop an awareness of each others’ policies and practices and to encourage curriculum continuity and progression.

Year 3 classes are compiled in consultation with Year 2 Infant teachers, to ensure that children are allocated to classes to best meet their academic, behavioural and social needs.

During the year prior to entry, the school holds a design and technology afternoon in the Autumn term and a transition day and meet the teacher morning in the Summer term. These are designed to ensure that children are comfortable with their new surroundings from day one in their new school.

Arrangements for children with Special Needs

In addition to the provision outlined above, parents of children with specific needs are invited to a meeting well in advance of their child joining the school to ensure appropriate support is fully in place. For children with Statements or EHC plans, our SENCo attends the final review at infant school to again ensure that adequate transitional visits and additional support is fully in place before joining our school.

Admission Policy

Wickford Junior and Infant schools will be amalgamating in September 2018. Children attending Wickford Infants no longer need to apply for a place at the Juniors as they will automatically have a place here if they wish. Parents will simply need to sign a register to confirm they wish for their child to transfer here in September 2018.

There will still be approximately 30 additional spaces available for pupils from other schools, but you will need to apply for these places in the usual manner. It is anticipated that children from Wickford Church of England Infant School with siblings already attending our school will have priority over others, but we are awaiting confirmation of this from Essex County Council.

Agreement for children living in the priority admission area

(Under review.)

The LA may, in exceptional circumstances, offer places above the published admission number (during and after the normal time of admission): if the journey to the next nearest school with a space is not reasonable in terms of distance, accessibility or cost.

Priority Admission Area Map

There is an appeals procedure available to parents who are refused admission, details of which are available from the Area Education Office.