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Lawford C of E Primary School

High quality learning and caring together in an encouraging Christian environment.


From 1 April 2022 all mid year applications (every application other than for a September Reception intake) must be made directly to the school using both the Mid Year Application  (MYA) form and a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) in case of a waiting list. The school's policies and forms can be found in the documents section below. Applications should be emailed


The admissions process for children starting school in Reception the following September, starts in November each year. Parents applying for a September Reception intake place must complete the online form on the Essex admissions website and also our SIF. 


Primary School Admissions

Your helpful guide to applying for a primary school place.

We now have the dates of the events for prospective Rec23 intake parents and children and parents are welcome to attend as many or all of them as they so wish - booking is required and, for reasons of practicality and safety, numbers will be limited.


Parent's Evening Meeting: Tuesday 1st November at 6.00 - 7.30pm - tours of the school buildings by some of our Year 6 pupils, meet the staff, ask questions, a short presentation around 7pm and time for any further questions after that. Adults only.


Daytime Tours: The head will show small, pre-booked groups around the school during the school day to enable parents to see the school 'in action' when the children are here and ask any questions.  All tours commence at 10am and last around 30-40 minutes. The dates available are:

Mondays, 10th Oct, 7th Nov (full), 21st Nov (full), 5th Dec (full), 9th Jan

Thursdays, 6th Oct, 20th Oct, 17th Nov (full), 1st Dec, 15th Dec, 12th January


'Stay and Play' taster Sessions: Wednesday 2nd November - there are two sessions, 9.00-9.30am and 9.45-10.15am, children visit our Reception classrooms (accompanied by a parent) and experience some of the activities that take place.


Please contact the school office if you would like to book a space on any (or all) of these.

Pre-school age children 

In November each year we hold an Open Evening for the parents of prospective pupils and “Lawford Experience” taster sessions give pre-school pupils the chance to join in some activities that reflect Foundation Stage class learning. 


Staff are always pleased to show prospective pupils and their parents around the school and an appointment can be made through the school office.  

Parents will be given more information when they visit the school prior to their child or children starting here.  Our induction sessions for pupils are organised to help ensure that every child makes a smooth transition into our school.

Children already of school age

If you are moving into the area and/or considering transferring your child from another primary school, information about availability in your child's year group is available here.


Applications must be made directly to the School using the forms below.


If a place can be offered, it is expected that the child will start within 10 school days of the offer being made, if for the current term, or at the start of the term for which the application has been made.


Please note: Applications for the start of the next academic year or the next term cannot be dealt with until the half term prior to the requested admission date. 


For example:

An application for Autumn Term (September) will not be accepted until the preceding summer half term holiday (May/June).

An application for Spring Term (January) will not be accepted until the preceding autumn half term holiday (October).

An application for Summer Term (April) will not be accepted until the preceding spring half term holiday (February).

Admissions Consultation

In line with our statutory duties and the Schools Admissions Code we have made a minor change to our admissions arrangements for 2024-2025 which we must now consult on ahead of the changes being determined.

These changes are to the admissions under priority 3.  Changing from Lawford Church to ‘Cross Reach Churches’

A copy of the proposed Admissions Arrangements for the school are attached 




This consultation will run from midday on Thursday 7th December 2022 for six weeks.  We are inviting stakeholders and members of the local community to respond. 



You are invited to submit comments using this form



Any comments must be sent no later than midday on 18th January 2023

Admissions Policies, Mid Year Application Form and Supplementary Information Form (SIF)