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If you are thinking of applying for a place at Earls Colne Primary School and Nursery, why not come along and see what we can offer?


Please contact us on 01787 222205 or email us at to arrange an appointment which is convenient for you.  

To apply for a place in our Nursery please contact the school office for details of sessions available and an application form. Please note that there is no automatic transfer for children attending the nursery into the main school, an application has to be made through the local authority.

Applications for a place in the Primary School must be made through the local authority. Essex County Council Admissions can be contacted on 0345 6032200 and on-line applications can be made at


In-year applications are where applications are made for a school place, in any year group, outside of the usual September admissions.  As from April 2022 all in-year applications must be submitted directly to the school, using the mid-year application form.  When an application is received we will aim to respond within 15 school working days.  Places will only be offered when the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below the admission number.  

The school will hold an in- year applications waiting list for all year groups which you will be added to should you be unsuccessful in your application. Each year the waiting list will expire at the end of the current academic year and should you wish to remain on the waiting list a subsequent application should be made on an academic yearly basis. 

We are allowed to admit sixty children to each year group and welcome children from many different villages in the local area.

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. 

Further details about appeals can be found here -


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Earls Colne Nursery Admissions Policy 2023-24

Earls Colne Nursery Admissions Policy 2024-25

Earls Colne Primary School Admissions Policy 2023-2024

Earls Colne Primary School Admissions Policy 2024-25

In-year Applications Form

Map of our Catchment Area

Timetable for Appeals

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