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Reception 2023 'Open Evenings'

Is your child due to start school in Reception in September 2023?

Do you think a place at our school might be right for your child?

If you have answered 'yes' we are offering 'open evenings' as follows:


4.30 pm  - 5.45 pm


Thursday, 10th November

Tuesday, 15th November

Monday, 21st November


If you wish to attend please contact the school on 01268523017 or email to confirm your attendance.


We hope you can join us!

How to apply for a place at our school:

From 1st April, 2022, parents need to apply directly to the school for a place in-year (mid-year application).  It is hoped this will make the process easier for parents seeking a school place. 


You will need to complete the appropriate form (see below) or available from the school's main office.  Once completed this form MUST be returned to the school.


If you have any queries about this process you can email:


  • If we have a space available we will send you an offer letter.
  • If we do not have a space and the request for a place is for an Infant class (Reception, Year 1 or Year 2) we will send you an Infant Class Size Refusal letter.
  • If we do not have a space and the request for a place is for a Key Stage 2 class (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6) we will send you a Refusal letter.


(We will also send a copy of the offer or refusal letter to ECC School Admissions for their information.)


This process is different to the normal Reception admission process when applying for a start of September (new academic year) place.  This continues to be administered by ECC Admissions.


The process for applying for a Nursery place at our school remains unchanged.


Nursery Admissions

Please be aware that attending our school Nursery does not guarantee your child a place to the main school i.e. Reception.  You will need to apply for a Reception place in the relevant main school round of admissions. 


To apply for a Nursery place please contact the school main office for an application form.


Our Nursery can accommodate up to 52 children.  These places are offered as 26 AM or 26 PM places.  The AM session is 8.30 am - 11.30 am.  The PM session is 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm.  Our offer is 15 hours per week over Mondays-Fridays. 

Mid-Year Application Process

New secondary school admission round (Year 6 to Year 7 transfer September 2022)

Application for admission to Year 7 in secondary schools for September 2022 opened on 10th September, 2021.


Parents/carers of current Year 6 Essex resident children are able to make their applications using the Essex website 


The closing date for applications is 31st October, 2021.



Cherry Tree Primary School Admission Arrangements for 2023 - 2024

Cherry Tree Primary School Admission Arrangements 2022-2023