Primary school admissions

Admissions timetable

The timetable for applying for a primary school place is as follows.

Starting reception school

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you must apply for their reception school place for September 2021.

Date What happens
Monday 2 November 2020 Application period opens
Friday 15 January 2021 Application period closes for on-time applications
Friday 16 April 2021 Notification of offers are available from 12:30am

Applications received after the closing date are treated as late applications. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.

Transfer to junior school – year 3

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, you must apply for a junior school place for September 2021.

Date What happens
Monday 2 November 2020 Application period opens
Friday 15 January 2021 Application period closes for on-time applications
Friday 16 April 2021 Notification of offers are available from 12:30am

Applications received after the closing date are treated as late applications. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.

Transfer to another school between September 2020 and July 2021

You can apply for your child's transfer to another school – called an in-year application.

Date What happens
Thursday 23 July 2020 Application period opens for the school year.

You should complete your application in good time to have the best chance of getting a place at a school you would like your child to attend.

Apply online

Following an update to our online service on 16 July 2020, you will need to create a new login account when you first apply a school admission after this date. In-year applications are processed within 20 school days.

To create a new account, use the link below and select 'create an account'. Your login accounts for other Thurrock Council services are not affected.

School admissions applications