Information for parents applying for their child to start at Thundersley Primary School
Starting in Reception
Before applying to Thundersley Primary School, visits are encouraged. To arrange this please contact the School Office on 01268 793251.
National offer day for starting school in Reception in September 2024 is Tuesday 16th April.
For September 2024 reception intake, we currently have 6 places. To apply for one of these places, please contact Essex County Council Planning & Admissions Department on 0845 603 2200.
If your child is not offered a place at your preferred school, you can appeal against the decision following the Essex appeals process which is found on the below website:
Date What happens
16 April 2023 National Offer Day - parents informed of outcome
16 May 2024 Deadline for submitting appeals
3 June to 22 July 2024 Appeals heard for those submitted by the deadline and where possible, for late appeals (last day of term: 22 July 2024)
September 2024 onwards Appeals heard for any appeals not heard before 22 July 2023
Starting School in September 2024?
For those whose child will be starting Reception in September 2024, you can book a slot for a small group tour of our school from October onwards.
As an academy, we use Essex County Council Planning and Admissions Service to co-ordinate the school admissions for the main round of admissions in Reception. Please contact Essex County Council Planning & Admissions Department on 0845 603 2200 if you have a query about your child starting in reception in September.
Reception Applications can be made online via:
Mid-year admissions (anything outside of the normal reception application round) are coordinated by the admission authority, which is the school. Please find below our admissions policy and the application you should use.
All correspondence for mid-year admissions will be through email. Applications need to be emailed to email@example.com with the subject title ADMISSIONS
You should expect to receive a reply stating whether your child has been successful or not in gaining a place within 10 working days. Please note that this does not include school holidays. Admissions for September 2023 submitted during the summer holiday will be considered when school returns on 1st September 2023.
As of 11th of September 2023, places are available in the following year groups;
EYFS - 3, Year 1 - 0, Year 2 - 0, Year 3 - 1, Year 4 - 0, Year 5 - 0, Year 6 - 0