Welcome to School Admissions Online
I am already registered and want to log in.
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 the Essex Online Admissions System
Applications should only be submitted using this system to Essex County Council for:
children resident* in Essex transferring from primary to secondary school for September 2017 (Year 7); or
children resident* in Essex starting primary education for the first time in the academic year that starts in September 2017 (Reception)
*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.
The secondary admission round will open on 5 September 2016 and the closing date for applications is 31 October 2016.
The primary admission round will open on 14 November 2016 and the closing date for applications is 15 January 2017.
Please note that you will need to register to use the online admissions system before you can begin choosing any preferences, even if you have made an online application in a previous year.
Click on the ‘Register’ button on the left to do this.
You will be asked:
• for your contact details
• to create a password of at least six characters containing at least two numbers
• to give an answer to a secret question for security reasons
Please read the Secondary or Primary admission leaflets and booklets before starting your application www.essex.gov.uk/admissionbooklets.
If you submit an application and then you move house 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 to email@example.com.
Please make sure you read and understand the Education Transport Policy information on the website www.essex.gov.uk/schooltransport if entitlement to school transport is important to how your child will get to and from school. The priority admission (catchment) areas of schools are not relevant to transport eligibility. Transport is generally only provided to the nearest available school where the distance criteria is met. The priority admission (catchment) area school for an address may not be the nearest school. It is vital you carefully consider the transport implications before you make your application for a school place. Further information is available in the 'Secondary Education in Essex' and 'Primary Education in Essex' booklets on the website www.essex.gov.uk/admissions.
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.
Essex County Council accepts no responsibility for applications submitted in error to it by parents resident in another council area.
The purpose of using this site is solely to make an application for a place in Year 7 from September 2017 or Reception to start in the academic year that starts in September 2017. Information requested or provided on an application form which is not for these purposes will not be responded to or considered.