Applications for a school place for September 2020

Applications for a school place closed on 15th January 2020. If you have not yet made an application please contact Essex Admissions on 0345 603 2200. or contact the school for advice.

If you have already applied for a school place you should receive an offer letter by 16th April 2019. The school will receive a list of the children who have gained a place at Holt Farm Infant School for September 2020 and we will then contact parents with information about our induction programme for new entrants and with forms to complete with information about you and your child. If you do not hear from us by 11th May 2020 please contact the school office. Please return the forms as soon as possible as this information will help us put the children into classes.  Our Senior Management Team will be visiting local preschools during the first few weeks of the summer term to meet the children.

Visits during the school day

Arrangements can be made to visit the school by appointment with the Headteacher, who will be pleased to meet parents, show them the school, answer questions and provide further information.

Induction Dates

During the summer term, there will be a series of meetings arranged to introduce parents and children to our school. The parents will meet the Reception teachers one to one to talk about their child. The children will visit the classroom to meet their teacher and the other children in their class.

Admissions Policy

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

  1. Looked After Children
  2. Children with a sibling attending the school or the partner junior school;
  3. Children living in the priority admission area;
  4. Remaining applications.

In the event of oversubscription 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.

Starting School

Children are legally entitled to a place in the school at the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday. The local authority has adopted a general policy however whereby children can be admitted full time from September before the child’s 5th birthday.

Parents can, however, request that their child attends part-time until the child reaches compulsory school age.

If you would like your child to attend part-time at Holt Farm Infant School the arrangements are as follows:

How to Apply
To apply for a school place for September 2020 click HERE.
Opening Date: 11th November 2019
Closing Date: 15th January 2020

Mid-year Applications
For more information about admissions, including mid-year appliciations, please click HERE.