Admissions

Primary school applications for children due to start school in September 2022 are to be made online (for children who were born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018) (www.essex.gov.uk/admissions) between 8th November 2021 and the closing date of 15th January 2022.

Please use link above (ECC Primary Schools Brochure 2022-23) for further information on Primary School applications. If you have any questions regarding admission to Finchingfield Academy, please email office@finchingfieldacademy.com

Below is the school’s admission policy and a map showing priority admission areas of local schools:

You can apply to change your child’s school during the school year. This is called a mid-year admission. Your child is not guaranteed a place at your preferred school. You should not remove your child from their school before you have received another offer. Mid year applications can be made by following this link: Move to a different school – Essex County Council

APPEALS TIMETABLE FOR CHILDREN STARTING INFANT, JUNIOR OR PRIMARY SCHOOL FROM SEPTEMBER 2022
19th April 2022National 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.)
18th May 2022Deadline 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 if the admission arrangements had compiled with the admissions law or were correctly and impartially applied.
3. The Admission Authority’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 parties, and by clear to end appeal papers will be confirmed by ECC Appeals Clerk on acknowledgment of appeals.)
May to August 2022Waiting list maintained by the LA and vacant places allocated
June to July 2022Appeals heard for those submitted by the deadline and where possible, for late appeals.
(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 2022 onwardAppeals heard for any appeals not heard before July 2022

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 https:www.essex.gov.uk/after-your-school-offer/appeals. Get in touch if you need to cancel your appeal, amend any contact details already given or submit any supplementary paperwork by post. Email: statutoryappeals@essex.gov.uk Postal address: Statutory Appeals Team, PO Box 11, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LX

NB: From 1st April 2022 mid year primary school applications will no longer be handled by Essex County Council. (However, applications for children starting primary school in year R in September will continue to be dealt with by ECC Admissions Department.) From this date, mid year applications are to be made directly to the Canonium Learning Trust.

Completed application forms must be sent, along with proof of address, to:

Email: admin@canoniumtrust.com

Post: Admissions, Canonium Learning Trust, Kelvedon Academy, Docwra Road, Kelvedon, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9DS