Registering your Child with the School

Registration for all Essex Schools is managed centrally at the Planning and Admissions Department, Essex County Council. You should be sent primary school application information in late October: if you have not received this information by the middle of November please contact the Planning and Admissions Department by telephone (0845 603 2200) or email Anyone requiring additional advice, information or guidance relating to school admissions should, in the first instance, contact the Planning and Admissions team. You can also find out admission arrangements (including transition to secondary school) through the Essex County Council website below

Admission Criteria

There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area. In the event of oversubscription 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.  Children living in the priority admission area;

4.  Remaining applications.

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

Looked After Children

A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order will be given first priority in over-subscription criteria ahead of all other applicants in accordance with the School Admissions 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 as 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.

Age on Entry

Boreham Primary School admits children from the year in which they reach the age of five. All children start school part-time for the first ten days – on the ninth and tenth days they all stay at school for lunch. After this they become full-time on role at the school. Your child may need a longer transition period than this and we will consider each child’s individual needs during the 10-day induction period. Our agreed publicised number to admit is 30.

Visit the School

Whether you are thinking about sending your child to us, or if you have made up your mind to do so, the Headteacher will be pleased to show you around the school and answer all your questions.

Induction Programme: For Children Joining the Reception Class

To help you get the feel of our school there is an induction programme where your child can meet their new teacher and classmates and you - the parent or carer - can receive a short talk. This will be about the school’s ethos, the way in which maths, reading, spelling and handwriting are taught and some ‘Top Tips’ for joining school. These programmes run for one afternoon session per week, for the last few weeks of the summer term prior to entry.

Joining the School Mid Term: An Induction Afternoon

If you have just moved into the village and are joining the school mid term, please discuss with the Headteacher the provision of an induction afternoon for your child. An afternoon spent in a new class is excellent preparation for full time entry. This allows the new pupil to become familiar with a new teacher and classmates. For you, the parent, it gives further opportunities to discuss change with your child and offer emotional support.

The Home-School Agreement

The home school agreement is a Government initiative to clarify the working relationship between home, the school and the pupil. There is an expectation that the agreement is signed before entry and reviewed and re-signed each academic year.


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