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Year 6 to 7 secondary admission round for September 2024

As you may be aware, the new secondary school admission round opened today, Tuesday 12th September 2023, for parents and carers of current Year 6 children to apply for a secondary school (Year 7) place for September 2024.

The statutory national closing date for applications is 31st October 2023. Applications can be made online via

You will find helpful application information on the Essex Admissions website above.

The website also has a copy of the Secondary Education in Essex 2024-25 booklet which contains details of all secondary school admission policies. Please click on the link to the booklets page below.


Below are flyers which have information about local secondary school open days and evenings.

Primary School Admissions (for Reception September 2024)

You can apply for a Reception school place at an Essex primary school between 6th November 2023 and 15th January 2024.   Applications received after this date will be considered as late and not dealt with until after National Offer Day in April 2024.


Before you apply, you should:


Essex County Council Admissions home page:


Applications are made on-line via the following link:


Once an application has been made, parents will be contacted by Planning and Admissions and informed of whether there is a place available for their child at their chosen school.  If the application has been successful, parents should then contact our school office to finalise arrangements for their child to start. 


If your child attends Fledglings Pre-school this does not mean that you will get an automatic place into Upshire Primary Foundation School, you must still apply to Essex Admissions and complete the online application form.



After your school offer

If your child is not offered a place at your preferred school, you can appeal against the decision.

You will receive a letter with the appeal hearing date within 30 school days for mid-year appeals and 40 school days for normal admission round appeals.


Please click on the Admissions Appeals tab below for further information.

In-Year Admissions

As of 1st April 2022, Upshire Primary Foundation school will be dealing with all In-Year Applications. 


Parents/carers must now apply directly to the school, please contact the school office on 01992 715567 if you have any queries.


For an In-Year application form, please click on the document below.


For more information on Upshire Primary Foundation School's admissions criteria, please see our Admissions Policy below:

West Essex Primary School Admissions Brochure 2024 to 2025