PLEASE NOTE:  Admissions for Reception Class in September 2018 should be submitted to Essex County Council by Monday 15th January 2018.  

Applications to our Pre-school for September 2018 close on 31st March 2018.  Application forms are available from our main office. 

We are always very happy to invite you to our school if you are considering applying for a place at any time.  For further details please telephone our office on 01992 522283.  We look forward to meeting you.

St Andrews is a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School and currently has 300 pupils. The main school admits pupils from age 4-11.

We currently provide a full time place in September for those children who have passed their fourth birthday and will become five years of age during that academic year. These children form our Reception Class.

All children have the opportunity to attend full time after a short settling in period in September. 

In the Reception Year, children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum . We aim to increase children’s confidence while making them familiar with school routines and enabling them to gain the social and physical skills necessary to operate in the school environment.  We recognise that these young children have very specific needs in developing across all curriculum areas and parents are made very welcome if they wish to discuss pre-school and early learning activities.

Reception Parent Pack

St Andrew's Admission Policy 

Applying for a place at our school

Parents with a child due to start the Reception Year in September 2018 will receive a pack with details about how to make applications in November 2017.  Parents can also make applications to other year groups during the school year.  All applications must be made through Essex County Council Admissions.  We are always happy to show you around our school if you are considering applying for a place.  

Essex County Council Admissions


We have a purpose built Unit for pre-school children and admit children in the year before they are due to start school.    

Our Pre-school unit is able to take a maximum of 16 children.

Pre-school Admissions Policy



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