School Logo


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 2024/25


Please click the below link to see our School Video Tour


As you may be aware, the primary school (Reception) admission round opens on 6 November 2023, for parents/carers to apply for a Reception school place for the academic year that starts in September 2024.

The statutory national closing date for applications is 15 January 2024.

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

From 6 November 2023applications 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 16 April 2024

The website has a copy of the Primary Education in Essex 2023-24 booklet and the Schools Admissions Policies Directories contain details of all admission policies.


Appeals timetable

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

DateWhat happens
16 April 2024National Offer Day - parents informed of outcome of application
TBADeadline for submitting appeals
June - July 2024Appeals heard for those submitted by the deadline and where possible, for late appeals (last day of term: 23 July 2024)
September 2024 onwardsAppeals heard for any appeals not heard before 23 July 2024


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

Consultation to amend the Admissions Policy for 2025/26 was made between 16th October 2023 and 26th November 2023.



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.


Parental Choice

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


Option 1

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

Option 2

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.