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) ( 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

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

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