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The Admissions Process

All applications for a place at St. Helen's Catholic Infant school must be made via Essex County Council (ECC). - Tel. 0845 6032200, email: or website  


It is a legal requirement that all applications are ranked in accordance with the published admission criteria for the cohort that the application applies to. An application can only be ranked and an offer made /added to the Waiting list once we have received confirmation from ECC of a formal application for your child.  Waiting list positions can change, for example, as a result of an offer of a place being made or as new applications for the school are received.


In order to process and rank an application in accordance with the published admission criteria for the cohort that the application applies, this school requires that a Supplementary Information Form (SIF).


Applications to St. Helen's Catholic Junior school must be made via Essex County Council (ECC) by all parents once their child is in Year 2.  (Information regarding school applications including closing dates are available on the ECC website  St. Helen's Catholic Junior school also requires a completed SIF which is available from their school office (Tel. 01277 213962).

In-Year Applications

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 Essex County Council.


Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021-22 will be applied.  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.

Appeals:  If you wish to appeal against a decision not to admit your child, please refer to the Essex County Council website.