All applications for a Reception place at St. Helen's Catholic Infant school must be made via Essex County Council (ECC). - Tel. 0845 6032200, email: email@example.com. or website www.essex.gov.uk/schools.
In-Year Applications: From 1st April 2022
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to the school.
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.
You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful. If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Mrs Onslow (Office Manager). You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with Essex County Council.
Please note: There has been a change to the Admissions Policy 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 following on from the revised School Admissions Code that comes into effect from 1st September 2021:
Highest priority is given to looked after children, Previously Looked after Children and a new requirement for this to also include those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.