St Andrew's C of E Primary Academy

Inspiring children to achieve their personal best


Admission to school

Subject to the availability of places, it is the policy of the governors to admit the children of all parents who opt for their children to be educated at the school. We welcome children who are just beginning their school journey as well as mid-year applicants.


Arrangements for Parents to visit the School

Arrangements can be made to visit the school by appointment with the Head of School, who will always be pleased to spend time with parents, show them the school, and provide any additional information which may be required.

For September 2024 intake, we will be running tours on:

  • Wednesday 4th October at 9:30am
  • Wednesday 11th October at 9:30am
  • Wednesday 8th November at 9:30am
  • Wednesday 15th November at 9:30am
  • Wednesday 22nd November at 9:30am


Please contact the school office (01206210638) to book on to one of these tours. 


Parents of new entrants to EYFS will be invited by letter to bring their children for several sessions, normally on Wednesday mornings, in the half term prior to their admission; the last session will be a full day. This will provide children with the opportunity to meet their teacher, spend time working with him/her and learn a little of the routine of the school. Children may like to stay for school lunch on the full day session.


To apply for a place at St. Andrew's Church of England Primary School, please go to:

Primary School Places


For information on how to appeal, please go to:

After Your School Offer


Applications open on 6th November 2023.

Applications close on 15th January 2024.

National Offer Day is on 16th April 2024.

Deadline for lodging appeals is yet to be announced.


Detailed information on the application process can be found in the Essex Primary School Admissions Brochure 2023/2024 (see below).

Mid Year Application


A guide to applying for a mid year school place at a Canonium Trust School 

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.

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 for all the schools in the group.

Completed application forms must be sent, along with proof of address (and any supplementary information forms, if applicable) to:



Canonium Learning Trust,
Kelvedon Academy,
Docwra Road,


Below click this link to the Canonium Website, please scroll down to the St Andrew's section to find the application form. 

Admissions Criteria

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

1. Looked After Children (as defined below);
2. Children with a sibling* attending the school;
3. Other children living in the priority admissions area;
4. Remaining applications.

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

Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) may override the above (other than Looked After Children).

A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after, but immediately after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order will be given first priority in oversubscription criteria ahead of all other applicants in accordance with the School Commissions Code 2012.  A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (as defined in Section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989).

*For applications made in the normal admission round a relevant sibling is a child who has a brother, sister, adopted brother or sister or stepbrother or stepsister living in the same family unit in the same family household and address who attends the preferred school or partner school in any year group excluding the final year.  Biological siblings who attend the preferred school in any year group excluding the final year will also be treated siblings irrespective of place of residence.  Children residing in the same household as part of an extended family, such as cousins, will not be treated as siblings.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.