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Admission for a child starting in their first year at school

Virtual Tour 2020/21

At this time we are unable to host school tours, due to COVID 19. However, we are delighted to share with you our virtual tour, we hope this gives you an insight to The Cathedral School. If you have any other questions please contact the school office 01245 354459.


The Cathedral School is a Church of England, Voluntary Aided Primary School and therefore the governors are responsible for admissions not the Local Authority. However, an application must be submitted to the Local Authority. (See "how do I apply" section below). 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.



 2021-2022 Supplementary Information Form & Admission Policy


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

How do I apply?

In the October of the academic year of a child’s fourth birthday the Local Authority will send The Common Application Forms to the parents/carers of all Essex resident eligible children. Further details are available online at


The primary school (Reception) admission round opens 9th November 2020, for parents of children to apply for a Reception school place for the academic year that starts in September 2021.

The statutory national closing date for applications is in 15th January 2021.(Date to be confirmed)

The School will require a completed SIF by the 31st January 2021

You can apply online or by post and the deadline for the application is given in the pack but is usually the beginning of January.  The Local Authority sends the school a list of all applicants and we send the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) (usually late December) to everyone on the list to complete by a given date (The SIF can be collected by parents from the school office). The SIF asks for details of your church connections and enables the Governors to apply the School’s admission criteria. A copy of this form can be viewed here.


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.

Please telephone to make an appointment to visit our school, enjoy a tour around the school and spend time discussing your child’s individual needs with the Head teacher.

Tours are available from September to December.


Previous Supplementary Information Form

  2020-2021 Supplementary Information Form & Admission Policy

The Cathedral School

School Tour dates for 2021 Admissions