Admission for a child starting in their first year at school
The Cathedral School is a Church of England, Voluntary Aided Primary School and therefore the governors are responsible for admissions not the Local Authority. It is important that you read the criteria for admissions before you apply for a place. The criteria document is available via the below link.
If you would like to register an interest for a place at our school, please complete the appropriate form on the website or telephone the School Office for a copy.
Register of Interest Form
In the October of the academic year of a child’s fourth birthday the Local Authority send The Common Application Forms to the parents/carers of all Essex resident eligible children. Further details are available online at www.essex.gov.uk/admissions.
At the beginning of April the Local Authority send out offers of places at all schools by first class post or online. Once you have been offered a place and accepted it you will be invited to a meeting in May to meet the staff and other parents so we can plan together a smooth induction for your child.