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How to apply for a place at Friar’s Grove Primary School

Children are admitted from 4 -11 years old. It is the responsibility of parents to apply for a school place at the correct times. You will not receive any letters from Essex County Council to inform you that you must apply for your child’s school place.
Please use this link to apply:

Pupil number as of September 2021:
400 (409 as of 16.05.22)
Annual pupil admission number:
60 per year group


When children start their school life at Friar’s Grove, we aim to establish our partnership with parents straight away. In our mission to be a truly inclusive school, we gather information which we believe will help us to establish a 360® profile of every pupil and this information is regularly reviewed and updated through a wide range of parent teacher meetings and pupil profiling as children progress through the school.


Published admission number:  2021/22: 60

All children in Reception are admitted full time in the Autumn term

There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area.

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. Children living in the priority admissions area;
  4. 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 (other than looked after children).

Parents wishing to make a mid-year application can make an online application at or contact admissions at Essex County Council on 0345 603 7627.

For any queries about the admission process please contact County admissions on 0345 603 7627.