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Tours of the school for September 2024 starters

Please telephone 01279 427465 or email

If emailing, please include your telephone number to arrange an appointment.

Mon 2 Oct

10:45am – no children allowed


Wed 4 Oct

10:45am – no children allowed

Mon 30 Oct

10:45am – no children allowed


Wed 1 Nov

10:45am – no children allowed

Mon 13 Nov

10:45am – no children allowed

4:00pm and 4:20pm

Wed 15 Nov

10:45am – no children allowed

Mon 27 Nov

10:45am – no children allowed

4:00pm and 4:20pm

Wed 29 Nov

10:45am – no children allowed

Mon 8 Jan

10:45am – no children allowed

4:00pm and 4:20pm

Wed 10 Jan

10:45am – no children allowed



On this page you will find full details of our admission criteria, admissions area map, Essex County Council's website and their arrangements.

Please see our Reception Booklet Presentation below

Primary School Admissions 2023/24


Please click the below link to see our School Video Tour


As you may be aware, the primary school (Reception) admission round opens on 7 November 2022, for parents/carers to apply for a Reception school place for the academic year that starts in September 2023.

The statutory national closing date for applications is 15 January 2023.

All applications received after 15 January 2023 will be treated as late and will only be processed after all on-time applications.

From 7 November 2022applications can be made online via 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.


Places will be offered on 17 April 2023

The website has a copy of the Primary Education in Essex 2022-23 booklet and the Schools Admissions Policies Directories contain details of all admission policies.

We will upload the 2023-24 booklet when it is available.


Appeals timetable

For children starting infant, junior or primary school from September 2021

DateWhat happens
17 April 2023National Offer Day - parents informed of outcome of application
TBADeadline for submitting appeals
June - July 2023Appeals heard for those submitted by the deadline and where possible, for late appeals (last day of term: 21 July 2023)
September 2023 onwardsAppeals heard for any appeals not heard before 21 July 2023


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. 


Applying for a mid-year admissions place at The Henry Moore Primary School


All mid-year applications should be made directly to The Henry Moore Primary School, using the mid-year application form on our website.  Please see form below.  Mid-year applications (sometimes called in-year applications) are any application for a school place made to a year group, apart from September admissions to Reception.

Please email your application(s) to

For applications into existing year groups, a place will be offered when the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below the admission number for that year group.

Please note : if a mid-year admission application is received during a school holiday period, we will respond as soon as possible when the school reopens.

If offered a place at the school a senior member of staff will be happy to give you an induction tour with your child.

Please find our admission policies below:

Consultation to amend the Admissions Policy for 2023/24 was made between 1st November 2021 and 13th December 2021

Primary Education in Essex Booklet

For 'Timetables of Primary Schools Admissions' we refer you to page 5 of the Primary Education in Essex Booklet


For Appeal information we refer you to page 22 of the Primary Education in Essex Booklet


For 'Waiting Lists' for Reception we refer you to page 20 of the Primary Education in Essex 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.

Our priority admissions area is to the east of the bridle way in Church Langley. Please click the map of our admissions area for full details.  The map is in both pdf and jpg format.

Map of The Henry Moore Primary priority admissons area.

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.

Parental Choice

For admissions to Reception parents can choose one of the following three options for their child in the September following their fourth birthday:

Option 1

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.

Option 2

Attend school part time for at least 15 hours per week in line with the school’s offer. (5 mornings a week)

Option 3

Attend school full time-25 hours a week.

 Induction Process

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.