Rettendon Primary School has one intake of Reception children each year.  If you wish to apply for a place at our school please contact Essex County Council, Planning and Admissions team on 0345 603 2200. The Admissions information from Essex County Council is available by clicking on the link.        

For mid-term admissions we strongly encourage parents and children to come along to the school to meet the Headteacher and walk around the site and then the quickest and easiest way to apply is online at ECC by clicking this link Mid Year Application.

 Admissions Policy

 Published admission number 2023/24: 20

Number on roll: 123


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 and previously looked after children (as defined on page 14 of the Primary Education in Essex 2024/25 booklet)

2.       Children with a sibling attending the school

3.       Children living in the priority admission 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.

A copy of our Admission policy is available here. Rettendon Primary Admissions Policy Jan 2023

Any queries regarding admissions and appeals need to be directed to Essex County Council  . They can be telephoned on 0345 6032200 .

You can apply for a Reception school place at an Essex Primary School between 8th November 2023 and 15th January 2024. Information for the September 2025 intake will be updated as solon as possible. 


Children with SEN


If your child is due to start primary school and already has a statement of special educational needs or an  Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), the process of selecting a primary school is linked to your child's  statement or EHCP.

A consultation with the Statutory Assessment Service, schools and parents or carers will take place and a school will be named in the statement or EHCP. You should not make an application for a primary school place. 
If your child is in the process of being considered for a statement or EHCP you should still make an  application through the reception admission round process. However, please email  to inform us your child is going through this process.