Admissions to St John’s School is governed by the admissions policy as set by Essex County Council.

Places will be allocated to the school up to the published admissions number of 60 for each year group. There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission areas. In the event of over-subscription, places will be allocated using the following criteria and in the order given:

a) Looked After Children and previously looked after children (as defined on page 12 of the Primary Education in Essex 2014/2015 booklet)

b) Children with a sibling attending the school.

c) Children living in the priority admission area.

d) remaining applications

In the event of over-subscription 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.

Children are admitted to the school as follows:

1st September – 31st December commence school full time in the Autumn Term
1st January – 30th April also commence school full time in the Autumn Term
1st May – 31st August commence school part-time ( mornings only) in September and become full time at the beginning of October .

Children who attend the school and then subsequently move out of the catchment area are still guaranteed a place at the school.

At St John’s we welcome prospective parents who wish to view the school to make an appointment via the school secretary. The Headmaster is happy to talk to any prospective parents about the school. Tours of the school are held every Thursday morning at 9.30am, by appointment.