All admissions for children to join Reception in September are co-ordinated through the Local Authority.  You can apply for one of these places via the link below.  You will also find information on how to submit a late application after the deadline. 

ECC Admissions for the next school year



Please contact the school office to enquire about available spaces before making a decision to submit an application.  Your child is not guaranteed a place at your preferred school and you should not remove your child from their current school before you have received another offer.

All mid-year applications should be made directly to Great Chesterford C of E Primary Academy, using the mid-year application form below.  Completed applications should be emailed to  Alternatively, a paper copy is available from the school office if required.

Mid-year applications (sometimes called in-year applications) are any application for a school place made to any year group, apart from admissions to Reception each September.   

For mid-year applications into existing year groups, a place will be offered when the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below the admission number for that year group.  The Published Admission Number (PAN) for our school is 30 children in a year group.


Applications should be submitted no sooner than half a term before the planned start date.  We will endeavour to reply to your application within no more than three school days.  Please note: if a mid-year application is received during a school holiday period, we will respond as soon as possible when the school reopens.

Where a place is not available to your child, you may submit a Waiting List Application to be added to the waiting list which is held in accordance with the school’s admissions criteria which can be found in the Admissions Policy below. 

Appeals are co-ordinated via Essex County Council and further information can be found at Essex Appeals.

Admissions Policies