Welcome to School Admissions Online
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Before you begin...you will need:
- Any information you have been given about applying for a school place
- Your child’s full address (including postcode)
- Your child’s date of birth
- Approx 15-20 minutes to complete the application (but you can save and come back to it later)
- For security, the website will timeout if you login and do not use it
- Do not use the Browser's Back button; use the Back button on each page
Welcome to Essex Online Admissions
The online system is now closed for admission into Year 7 and Reception for the school year that starts from September 2015.
To make a late paper application for a Year 7 school place from September 2015, you can use the form available via the following link:
To make a late paper application for a Reception school place for the school year that starts from September 2015, you can use the form available via the following link:
Applications should only be submitted to Essex County Council for:
children resident* in Essex transferring from primary to secondary school**; or
children resident* in Essex starting primary education for the first time ***
*You live in the area served by Essex County Council if your council tax is payable to one of the following local councils: Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Tendring or Uttlesford.
Making your application for schools
We strongly recommend you use all your preferences to give yourself maximum opportunity to be considered for a place at a school you want. You can apply for 6 schools for secondary applications and for primary applications you can apply for 4 schools.
We also recommend that you consider listing your local/priority admission (catchment) area school, if you have one, as one of your preferences to help avoid a situation where you might be offered a place at a school several miles from your home. However, applying for your local school does not guarantee that an offer of a place will be made. An online catchment area finder is available via www.essex.gov.uk/admissions.
Please note: A child's home is the permanent address at which he or she lives and is ordinarily resident. This is generally the address of the parent/carer. Where a child spends time with more than one parent the place of residence of the parent/carer who receives the Child Benefit for the child is deemed to be the child's home. It is vital the correct home address details are given when you apply, as any place offered on the basis of false information may be withdrawn.
If you move house after you have submitted an application you MUST tell us immediately by email or letter. You should provide proof of exchange of contracts if you have purchased your new home, or tenancy agreement if you are renting. Please do not just change your address on your online application without letting us know by email or letter as well.
Offer of school places
Secondary school offers will be sent by email and letter on 2 March 2015. You can log in to see the school offered from midnight.
Primary school offers will be sent by email and letter on 16 April 2015. You can log in to see the school offered from midnight.
Changing your email address before offer day
You can change your email address up to 23:59 on 1 March 2015 for secondary admissions, and 15 April 2015 for primary admissions. Log in using your old (existing) email address and the password you chose. Select 'Change My Login Details' at the top of the page and change your email address. Select 'Save'.
Forgotten your password?
Use the link under the login box.
Using this site
Please note that if you experience difficulty in using the site with a mobile device, such as a tablet or phone, you may wish to complete your application using a desktop or laptop computer.