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Admission Arrangements 2019/20

September 2019 Intake

We have the following dates and times for you (and your child if you wish) to come and visit our school, and have a tour to see our children enjoying learning:


Wednesday 10th October @ 9.30 a.m.

Tuesday 16th October @ 1.30 p.m.

Thursday 8th November @ 9.30 a.m.

Tuesday 13th November @ 1.30 p.m.


If you would like to join us for a tour, please telephone the school office on 01375 673188 to book a place.

Admission to Abbots Hall Primary Academy


At Abbots Hall Primary Academy, we believe the early stages of a child's life to be most important in laying foundations for future learning. We have long recognised the disadvantage to Spring and Summer born pupils regarding the length of time spent in Key Stage 1. At Abbots Hall Primary Academy, all Foundation class pupils start school in September and are offered a full time place, which they are gradually introduced to.


All parents who wish their children to attend our school must apply to Thurrock Council’s Admissions Department early in the year (a date is published) preceding the Academic Year that the child is due to be admitted into school.


The Local Authority encourages all applications to be made on the Thurrock Council Website.


Admissions to our school are in line with Thurrock Admission arrangements as follows:

If there are not more requests for places than the published number, the local authority is able to agree all requests. Where there are more applicants than places, the local authority is required to have criteria for deciding which requests have priority. This criterion is set out below in priority order.

  1. Children in Public Care will automatically be given first consideration above all categories of priority.
  2. Children whose normal place of residence is in the catchment area of the school at the time of application and admission.
  3. Children whose normal place of residence is outside the catchment area at the date of application and admission.
  4. Children with a sibling attending the school at the date of application and admission are first priority in 2 and 3 above.



Parents have the right to appeal against a decision made regarding admission. Any appeal should be made in writing, addressed to: Admissions, Education Department, PO Box 118, Grays, RM17 6GF.           

To view the current Thurrock Primary School Admissions Policy or apply for a place our school, please click the following the Thurrock Council link below: 



Admissions – Primary and secondary main rounds for

September 2019 entry


The primary round will be open to parents from 1st November 2018 to January 15th 2019 inclusive.


The secondary round opened to parents on 1st September 2018 and closes on 31st October 2018.


We ask parents to apply online at

where the two composite prospectuses are available in pdf format.

In recent years in each round some 10% of applications are late and substantial numbers of applications express only one or two preferences.


Be Aware!

Parents, you should be aware it is in your interest to apply on time and to use the opportunity to express as many preferences as you can within the limits imposed by the system – four preferences for primary and six for secondary.