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Admission Arrangements

New Date:

Evening Showcase - Wednesday 24th November 5:30pm to 7pm.



**Is your child starting school in September 2021?**


Following on from our fantastic virtual tour we would like to invite you to join us for a live webinar hosted by our headteacher Mrs James and our Reception Class teacher Mrs Barlow-Kempster. During the sessions you can find out further information about our amazing school and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.


Please see below for a choice of dates and times that are available.


The passcode for all sessions is:



Tuesday 17th November -


Tuesday 24th November -


Wednesday 2nd December -


We look forward to seeing you!

Admission Arrangements 2020/21

September 2021 Intake


Due to Covid19 we have not set any dates for our tours as we are following the DfE guidelines to keep our children and staff safe.


Please watch our Virtual Tour, click on the link:



September 2020 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 27th November 2019 @ 1.30 p.m.

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 @ 10.00 a.m.



Tuesday 1st October 2019 @ 10.00 a.m.

Wednesday 9th October 2019@ 1.15 p.m.

Tuesday 15th October 2019@ 10 a.m.

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 @ 1.15 p.m.


(New this year) Come and Play dates:

Saturday 12th October 2019 @ 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

Monday 21st October 2019 @ 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


If you would like to join us for a tour, and/or a come and play please telephone the school office on 01375 673188 or email: to book a place.

Thank you

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 2019 to January 15th 2020 inclusive.


The secondary round opened to parents on 2nd September 2019 and closes on 31st October 2019.


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.