Admissions arrangements

School published admission number 2024/25: 60
Number on roll (March 2024): 175

Essex County Council is the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools in Essex. This means they set the admission arrangements for these schools. Our admissions policy is therefore set out in the Primary, Infant and Junior Schools Admissions Policies Directory 2024/2025, as published below. Please visit Essex County Council's website for further details on school admissions and how to apply for a primary school place.

Admissions Policy

There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area.
In the event of over-subscription, places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:

  1. Looked After Children and previously looked after children (as defined in the Primary Education in Essex booklet);
  2. children with a sibling attending the school or Writtle Junior 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.

Writtle Infant School is a Community school for children aged 4 - 7 years.  All children who are offered a place at our school normally start full-time in the September following their fourth birthday.  Most of our children have attended a local pre-school before they start and the majority will move on to Writtle Junior School in the September following their seventh birthday.

If your child has been offered a place at our school by the Local Authority, we will write to inform you of the arrangements for admitting them to our school.   You will be invited to an induction meeting, where we set out the aims and organisation of the school and where you can ask questions, meet the Executive Headteacher, Head of School and your child's class teacher and take a tour of the school.  We then arrange for new children to come and spend time in their new class before they start school.

If your child is joining the school during the school year and you would like to visit the school, please make an appointment to meet the Head of School.