Primary school admissions

Applying for a primary school place

The application closing date for admissions in September 2022 was 15 January 2022.

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.

Our admissions timetable shows you when to apply, and when you can find out your offer. More information on the application process is given in our school admissions brochure, which will be available below. Our page of download documents and forms also includes supplemental forms for religious schools.

Apply online or return to your application

By applying online you will:

  • get an email acknowledgement of your application
  • be able to check which school place has been offered from 19 April 2022

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

School admissions applications

Online briefing sessions

We're hosting online briefing sessions to explain the admissions process, answer your questions and help you apply for a school place. These sessions don't promote any particular school but will give you an overview of the whole process. You may also attend open evenings at one of your preferred schools.

Sessions will take place online using Microsoft Teams. You don't need to install any software. Simply select your preferred time to join:

Home address

We normally process applications on the basis of the child's home address at the time of application and offer.

The home address is the address where the child is a permanent resident, or where the child is ordinarily resident. This is usually the address of the parent, or carer with parental responsibility. The adult with whom the child is ordinarily resident would receive Child Benefit for the child.

You can find your street in our list of school catchment areas – go to download documents and forms.

Late applications

Any application received after the closing date will be treated as a late application. We process late applications only after we have processed all the on-time applications. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.

If you have already applied online you will not be able to make another application. Contact us if you feel you need to make another application, or to send evidence that your application was late due to exceptional circumstances.