Freedom of information response

Primary school admissions

Publication date: 
Tuesday 19 May 2020

1. A list of all Primary, Infant and Junior schools in Thurrock and whether they were oversubscribed or not-oversubscribed on national offer day 2020 (16 April).
Please include each school’s Unique Reference Number (URN), DFE code, and/or address/postcode to allow us to identify each relevant school without ambiguity.

We define a school to be oversubscribed if, and only if, at least one on-time applicant was refused a place and the applicant did not receive an offer from any higher preference school.
If there were no refusals to on-time applicants - even if the school was unable to accept one or more late applications, or admitted over its published admission number - then we do not consider this school to be oversubscribed.

If you use a different definition of oversubscription, then please make this clear in the response.

2. The total number of places offered at each school.

Questions 3-5 apply to oversubscribed schools identified in question 1 only:

3. The number of on-time applicants refused a place who did not receive a place at any higher preference school.
By this we mean the number of unsuccessful on-time applicants remaining on each school’s waiting list. Please answer for each individual school.

4. The admission criterion under which the last successful applicant was admitted.

5. The home-to-school distance of the last successful applicant, assuming distance was used to allocate this place.
Please include measurement units and whether this is based upon a walking/driving route, straight line/as the crow flies distance or an alternative measurement system.

Please always list all schools within Thurrock Local Authority even if you are unable to provide all the requested information - simply mark the relevant values as ‘Not Known’

Note: If any of these dates differ, please align to the relevant primary offer/deadline dates for your local authority:

  • Primary National Offer Day – 16 April 2020.
  • On-time applications – submitted before 15 January 2020.
  • Late applications – submitted after 15 January 2020.
School Name DfE Code Places offered on NOD 16 April Oversubscribed on NOD 16 April Undersubscribed on NOD 16 April Number of Children on waiting list Criterion of last applicant offered Home to school distance of last applicant offered (if distance was used to allocate)*
Abbots Hall Primary Academy 8833822 30 Yes No 23 Out Of Catchment 200.53 metres
Arthur Bugler Primary School 8832439 60 Yes No 42 Out Of Catchment 512.3 metres
Aveley Primary 8832014 60 Yes No 8 Out Of Catchment 970.96 metres
Belmont Castle Academy 8832542 90 Yes No 27 Catchment 999.46 metres
Benyon Primary School 8832003 56 No Yes N/A N/A N/A
Bonnygate Primary School 8832722 60 Yes No Fewer than 5 Out Of Catchment 1121.23 metres
Bulphan CofE Primary 8832013 12 No No N/A N/A N/A
Chadwell St Mary Primary School 8832011 30 Yes No 17 Out Of Catchment 515.91 metres
Corringham Primary School 8832006 50 No Yes N/A N/A N/A
Deneholm Primary 8832462 60 Yes No Fewer than 5 Out Of Catchment 13322.84 metres
Dilkes Academy 8832622 60 Yes No 62 Out Of Catchment 1038.04 metres
East Tilbury Primary School 8832824 90 Yes No 14 Catchment 967.98 metres
Giffards Primary 8832942 59 No Yes N/A N/A N/A
Graham James Primary Academy 8832137 60 Yes No 11 Out Of Catchment 1644.56 metres
Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred 8832987 90 Yes No 46 Out Of Catchment 2441.2 metres
Harris Primary Academy Mayflower 8832008 150 Yes No 20 Distance 3862.97 metres
Herringham Primary Academy 8832644 54 No Yes N/A N/A N/A
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School 8833605 30 Yes No     Fewer than 5 Other Parents' Wish 846.34 metres
Horndon-On-The-Hill Cofe Primary 8835281 30 No No N/A N/A N/A
Kenningtons Primary Academy 8835266 60 Yes No 5 Out Of Catchment 2501.75 metres
Lansdowne Primary Academy 8832000 90 Yes No Fewer than 5 Distance 3599.18 metres
Little Thurrock Primary School 8832015 76 No Yes N/A N/A N/A
Orsett C of E Primary 8833502 25 No Yes N/A N/A N/A
Purfleet Primary Academy 8832002 90 Yes No Fewer than 5 Distance 2225.62 metres
Quarry Hill Academy 8832005 60 Yes No 79 Catchment 911.77 metres
Shaw Primary Academy 8832985 60 Yes No Fewer than 5 Out Of Catchment 7142.83 metres
Somers Heath Primary 8832429 60 Yes No 16 Out Of Catchment 1502.43 metres
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 8833512 27 No Yes N/A N/A N/A
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 8833522 30 Yes No Fewer than 5 Distance 1234.05 metres
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary 8833603 78 No Yes N/A N/A N/A
Stanford Le Hope Primary Academy 8832004 60 Yes No Fewer than 5 Out Of Catchment 4512.29 metres
Stifford Clays Primary School 8832009 90 No No N/A N/A N/A
Thameside Primary School 8832001 119 No Yes N/A N/A N/A
The Gateway Primary Free School 8832024 43 No Yes N/A N/A N/A
Tilbury Pioneer Academy 8832007 60 Yes No 6 Distance 945.9 metres
Tudor Court Primary 8832984 90 Yes No Fewer than 5 Out Of Catchment 4965.37 metres
Warren Primary School 8832078 60 Yes No 11 Out Of Catchment 1391.45 metres
West Thurrock Academy 8832592 60 Yes No 5 Out Of Catchment 3770.66 metres
Woodside Academy 8832472 90 Yes No 26 Distance 1696.64 metres

*All distances are straight line measurements

We are unable to provide an exact number for the question above as:

  • there is a low number involved
  • the release of this information could identify individuals which would constitute their personal data under the Data Protection Act
  • there is no prior expectation on the part of these individuals that their personal information would be published in the wider public domain under the FOI Act
  • personal data of any other person is exempt under section 40 (2) of the Data Protection Act

However in the interests of transparency we are able to provide this information to you categorised as fewer than 5 to give you an indication of the figures

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Request reference:
FOI 9962