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Covid-19 Admission Policy Amendment for 2020-21 and 2021-22


In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship.

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 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. 



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 the 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 :