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Application for Places

 

All admissions are handled by Essex County Council Planning and Admissions Department, including those for children with disabilities.  An application form is available from the county Admissions Office on 0845 603 2200 or via www.essex.gov.uk/admissions.

 

Admission Criteria

 

There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area.  In the event of oversubscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:

 

  1. Looked After Children
  2. Children living in the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school
  3. Other children living in the priority admission area
  4. Children living outside the priority admissions area with a sibling attending the school
  5. Remaining applications

 

In the event of oversubscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closes being given the highest priority.  Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) may override the above criteria (other than Looked After Children).

 

Admission Arrangements

 

Parents of prospective pupils are welcome to visit the school with or without their children and appointments can be made through the office.

 

Children start at Larkrise in the September after their fourth birthday and will usually be full-time.  If you have any concerns about whether your child is ready for school please speak to our Reception teacher during the home visit which take place in the first 2 weeks of September, or contact the school to make an appointment.

 

Admissions for Disabled Pupils

 

All admissions are handled by Essex County Council Planning and Admissions Department, including those for children with disabilities.  The Admissions Office can be contacted on 0845 603 2200.  For your own records, we will ask all new parents to complete an form of basic information.

If you wish to visit the school and meet our headteacher, Mrs Osborne, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

 

We have a limited number of places on our monthly school tours, which are due to take place on Thursday 8th October 2020, Thursday 19th November 2020, Thursday 10th December 2020 and Thursday 7th January 2020. Due to protective measures currently in place to minimise the risk of COVID-19 we do ask that only one member of the family attends a school tour and the individual attending wears a face mask. Children due to start at the school or younger siblings, should not attend the tour.


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