Admissions for September 2024
Oakfield Primary School is a popular school serving residents on The Wick. The school always receives more applications than there are places available and regularly has appeals from parents / carers who have been unsuccessful in gaining a place for their child, including some who reside in the priority admissions area.
The school shares its priority admissions area with neighbouring Abacus Primary School. A map of the shared priority admissions area is available at the school. Parents / carers should apply for a place for their child at primary or secondary school level online at: www.essex.gov.uk/admissions
Before applying for a school place parents / carers are advised to:
Most importantly, ‘It is the responsibility of parents to apply for a school place at the correct times. You will not receive any letters from Essex County Council to inform you that you must apply for your child’s school place.’
The school will admit up to 60 children into the Reception year commencing in September 2024.
As we have to adhere to the Government’s Key Stage One class size initiative, which restricts Key Stage One classes to 30, there is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admissions area.
In the event of over-subscription, places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:
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.