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Admissions

We are an academy for pupils aged 4 to 11.
Our Department for Education Number is 881-2998.
Published admission number for 2021-2022 is 60.

Admissions Policy

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
  3. 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. Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) may override the above criteria (other than Looked After Children).

It is the responsibility of parents to make an application for their child’s primary school place. Therefore, it is not necessary to wait to receive an application form or letter in the post. You can access information and apply online or apply using a paper form.  

As of 1st April, Mid-year admissions are processed directly by the school (not for Reception). Please download and complete the form below and return it to the school via our email office@williamread.essex.sch.uk 

Mid-Year Application Form for William Read Primary and Nursery Academy

If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact our school office to arrange an appointment.

For further information about school admissions please click here.