Please see below the school’s admission policy and a map showing priority admission areas of local schools:

The deadline for applications for a school place for new starters due to start school in September 2021 was 15th January 2021.

More details on the schools admissions procedure in Essex can be found in the following brochure:

If you have any questions regarding admission to Finchingfield Academy, please email the school office (

16th April 2021National Offer Day- parents are informed of the outcome of application by Essex County Council.
(Places are offered to all applicants in accordance with the schools Admission Policy.) (Please see above policy and school catchment area map.)
17th May 2021Deadline for submitting appeals
(INFANT CLASS SIZES APPEALS: This applies to yrR, 1 and 2 classes where classes are limited to 30 children. If you are appealing an infant size class limit, your chance of a successful appeal is very limited.
An appeal can only succeed if:
1. Admitting an extra child would not breach the class size limit.
2. Your child would have been offered a place of the admission arrangements had complied with the admissions law or were correctly and impartially applied.
3. The admission authority’s decision to refuse a place was not one which a reasonable admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case.

(Deadline for Submission of additional evidence by all partied, and by clear to end appeal papers will be confirmed by ECC Appeals Clerk on acknowledgment of appeal.)
7th June to 16th July 2021Appeals heard for those submitted by the deadline and where possible, for late appeals (Last day of term for Finchingfield Academy: 16th July 2021)
(Those that make an appeal will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing.) (Decisions letters are sent by Essex County Council within 5 days of the hearing wherever possible.)
September 2021 onwardsAppeals heard for any appeals not heard before 16th July 2021

If your child is not offered a place at your preferred school, you can lodge an appeal to Essex County Council against the decision. Further details on this process can be found online at Get in touch if you need to cancel your appeal, amend any contact details already given or submit any supplementary paperwork by post. Email: Postal address: Statutory Appeals Team, PO Box 11, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LX