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St Marys CofE Primary School Admissions Policy 2020/2021

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


St. Mary's CofE (VA) Primary School

Main Road

Woodham Ferrers





Telephone number:        01245 320505




Interim Headteacher:  Mrs C.Hunt

Voluntary Aided (Co-educational)

4-11, Church of England

School Number: 881 3560


Published admission number for 2020/2021 is 14

Number on roll: 46


  • All applications should take be completed through Essex County Council (
  • All applications must be accompanied by a "Supplementary Information Form."


Admissions policy


In the event of over-subscription, the governors will allocate places according to the following criteria in the order given:


  • Looked After Children and previously looked after children (as defined in the the Primary Education in Essex 2019/2020 booklet)
  • Children with a sibling attending the school
  • Children living within the priority admissions area (defined as the Ecclesiastical parish boundaries of Woodham Ferrers and Bicknacre);
  • Parents/carers actively involved (at least monthly attendance) at St. Mary's Church, Woodham Ferrers or St. Andrew's Church, Bicknacre
  • Parents/carers actively involved (at least monthly attendance) in another church which is affiliated to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
  • Children who would be best educated at this school because of pastoral, medical or social reasons (consideration will be given alongside an independent report by a suitably qualified person)
  • Parents/carers, although worshipping in another faith (at least monthly attendance), wishing their child to attend a Christan school because of its specific religious emphasis
  • Remaining applications determined by distance from the school.


In the event of over subscription in any of the above criteria, the child living the shortest straight line distance from the school will be given the highest priority.  


Admissions for every age group will be considered following application to Essex County Council and the completion of a Supplementary Information Form.  In the event of over-subscription in any year group, the previous policy and procedure will apply.


Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) or Special Educational Need (supported by evidence) may override the above criteria (other than Looked after children and previously looked after children).

Secondary School Admissions

Applications can be made online via

Please be advised that the authority will not be sending letters home to parents about making an application. All information can be found on the above website.