The Cathedral Church Of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

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Admission for a child starting in their first year at school


Prospective New Parent School Tours

Pupils Due to Start Reception September 2022

School visits for next years’ intake into EYFS are limited to 6 people at a time and will take place on the following dates : 


Tuesday 5th October 11am

Thursday 7th October 9am

Tuesday 12th October 11am

Thursday 14th October 9am

Tuesday 19th October 11am

Thursday 21st  October 9am

Tuesday 2nd November 11am

Thursday 4th November 9am

Tuesday 9th November 11am

Thursday 11th November 9am

Tuesday 16th November 11am

Thursday 18th November 9am

Tours should last approximately 45mins

Please contact the school office to book an appointment.


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.


Admissions for September 2022

If your child is due to start primary from September 2022, here are some important dates for you.

Your responsibility

It is your responsibility to apply for a school place at the correct times. The Local Authority will not send you any letters to inform you to apply for your child’s school place.



2022-2023 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?

Primary places for September 2022

From 8 November 2021 you can apply online for your child’s primary (Reception)  school place.

You must submit an application by the national closing date of 15 January 2022. Applications received after this date are considered late and will reduce your chance of being offered a place at your preferred schools.


 The primary school (Reception) admission round opens 8th November 2021, for parents of children to apply for a Reception school place for the academic year that starts in September 2022.

The statutory national closing date for applications is in 15th January 2022.

The School will require a completed

Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

by the 31st January 2022

  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.


School place offers

Offers will be sent to online applicants by email on 19 April 2022.

From 19 April 2022, if you applied online, you can log into your account to see your allocation.

Find out more about what to do after you get your school offer.

If you have any questions please telephone to arrange a discussion about your child’s individual needs with the Head teacher, Deputy Head Teacher or SENDCo.

Normally tours are available from September to December.


Please visit Appeals - Essex County Council

Contact the Statutory Appeals Team


Statutory Appeals Team
PO Box 11
Essex, CM1 1LX


Previous Supplementary Information Form

 2020-2021 Supplementary Information Form & Admission Policy

 2021-2022 Supplementary Information Form & Admission Policy

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