Primary School Admissions 2021/22
As you may be aware, the primary school (Reception) admission round opens on 9 November 2020, for parents/carers 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.
From 9 November 2020, applications can be made online via www.essex.gov.uk/admissions. 99% of Essex resident families applied online last year.
We do not send letters to parents about making an application. All of the application and admissions information is available on the website above and we will be promoting via our website, social media and the printed press.
The website www.essex.gov.uk/admissions also has a copy of the Primary Education in Essex 2021-22 booklet and the Schools Admissions Policies Directories contain details of all admission policies.
New Admission Round Tours of the School
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the School produced a video tour of the school, you can find this under the school videos heading on the home page.
Mid Year Admissions
Please phone the school to enquire about any spaces in year groups. Applications then go to the Local Authority.
If offered a place at the school a senior member of staff will be happy to give you an induction tour with your child.
Consultation to amend the Admissions Policy for 2018/19 was made between October 2016 and December 2016
For 'Timetables of Primary Schools Admissions' we refer you to page 5 of the Essex County Council Primary Admissions Booklet.
For Appeal information we refer you to pages 19-20 of the Essex County Council Primary Admissions Booklet.
Primary Admissions Booklet 2020-2021
For 'Waiting Lists' for Reception we refer you to page 16 of the Essex County Council Primary Admissions Booklet.
Between April - 31st December each year, The Henry Moore School hold a Reception waiting list. Please contact the school office staff to ask where your child is ranked on the list.
We do not automatically maintain the waiting list after the end of the autumn term (31st December) of the academic year that your child starts school. If you would like your child to remain on the waiting list from the spring term, we ask that you contact the school in December so we can arrange this.
Admission Arrangements (with effect from September 2011)
There were national changes to admission arrangements for all schools from September 2011.
Please see below as to how we have implemented them at The Henry Moore School.
From September 2011, all primary schools must offer full time admission to reception from the beginning of the September term following a child’s fourth birthday.
For admissions to Reception parents can choose one of the following three options for their child in the September following their fourth birthday:
Attend an early years setting, (Nursery/Pre School) until the term after their fifth birthday, with up to 15 hours funded through the Free Early Education Entitlement.
Attend school part time for at least 15 hours per week in line with the school’s offer. (5 mornings a week)
Attend school full time-25 hours a week.
Schools may offer a part time induction process over a period of four weeks to support children’s transition into school.
We have decided that this is best practice with these new arrangements.
A ‘staggered induction timetable’ will be provided for all parents/carers following the offer of a place for their child.