Applying for a Pupil Place


At St Peter's any new pupils wishing to attend our school must apply for a place via Essex County Council's Planning & Admissions Team who can be contacted on 0845 603 2200. Application forms can be downloaded by following this link:


Our Admissions Policy is as follows:

There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area. In the event of over subscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:


1. Looked After Children and previously looked after children 

2. children with a sibling attending the school;

3. children living in the priority admission area;

4. remaining applications.

In the event of over subscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given the highest priority.


If your child already has a statement of Special Educational Needs or a Educational Health Care Plan they will be allocated a primary school place by the Student Assessment Service as part of the process for a child with a statement of special educational needs starting at a primary school. Whilst you will have the opportunity to express preferences for your preferred school(s) you should do this as part of the discussions before the proposed statement is issued.

For more information on Special Educational Needs in Essex please click here


Maximum Class Sizes


Our published number to admit for KS1 Pupils ( Years R, 1 & 2) is a maximum of 30 children. Our published number to admit for KS2 Pupils (Years 3 - 6) is a maximum of 32 pupils.


Arrangements for Parents/Carers to Visit the School


Arrangements can be made to visit the school by appointment with the Headteacher who will be pleased to see parents/carers, arrange for them to see the school and provide further information.


Parents/carers of new entrants into the Reception Class will be invited to bring their children to a meeting during the summer term prior to their admission to school. This will provide an opportunity for parents/carers and children to see the school, to meet the teacher whose class the child will be joining and to spend some time in the class.