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Applying for a Mid-Year Place


If you are thinking about transferring your child from another school and would like your child to start with us, this is called a mid year application. We would advise you contact us directly to check if we have spaces in the relevant year group.


We will then be able to advise you on how to apply.  Your child is not guaranteed a place at your preferred school and you should not remove your child from their school before you have received another offer.


NB: From 1st April 2022 mid year primary school applications will no longer be handled by Essex County Council. However, applications for children starting primary school in the Reception year in September will continue to be dealt with by ECC Admissions Department. 


Mid year applications are to be made directly to the Canonium Learning Trust for all the schools in the group.


Application forms can be downloaded using the following link:


Alternatively, application forms can be downloaded from this page (see next section)


Completed application forms must be sent, along with proof of address, to:




Post: Admissions, Canonium Learning Trust, Kelvedon Academy, Docwra Road, Kelvedon, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9DS


Applying for a Reception Place 


If you would like to apply for a place for your child to start in our Reception year, you will need to complete an application form. These can be found on the Essex County Council website.


You can find the application process using the following link :


Many parents like to visit a school before completing the application form. If you would like to visit the school, we offer tours round the school throughout the Autumn term. Please contact the School Office on 01376 325116 if you would like to take up this opportunity.


You will also be required to complete a Supplementary Information Form which can be found within the Admission's Policy.





Applying for a Secondary School


Stisted Primary Academy is within the priority admissions area for Alec Hunter. However, the primary school your child attends does not necessarily influence which secondary school your child will attend.


Each secondary school has its own admissions criteria. These should be published on their website. We advise parents to look at the admission criteria for each secondary school.


If you are thinking of sending your child to a grammar school, your child will be required to sit the 11+. These take place at a grammar school and not in our school.


Parents who are considering grammar school are strongly advised to check with each grammar school the application process and deadlines for applying to sit the 11+


Further information on applying for secondary schools can be found on this website under the Parents tab.


Stisted Academy's Catchment Area


You can check which catchment or priority admissions area you fall under by clicking on the following link :





Further information for applying for primary and secondary schools can be found using the Essex County Council link below :