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Ghyllgrove Community Primary School &Resource Base for Hearing Impaired Children

Happy | Safe | Achieving


If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Information on applying for a school place

We are very pleased to welcome you and your child to Ghyllgrove Primary School!


Starting school is an exciting and important stage in your child's development.  We want your child to be happy, confident and independent and will do our best to support them in this.


Ghyllgrove is a happy and successful school.  Our aim is to work in close co-operation with you.  We share the same responsibility with you, for educating your child academically, socially and morally.  We also share your expectation that your child will be encouraged to achieve a level of excellence in every aspect of the curriculum.


Looking for a place in 2019-20?

If you would like your child to start in Reception for September 2019 the closing date for applying to Essex County Council is 15th January 2019.  This is for parents of children born during the period 1st September 2014 to 31st August 2015.


We do hold 'Open Days' for those looking for a Reception place for their child.  If you would like to come and visit us please make an appointment by ringing the school office to book on a tour.  The Headteacher will conduct tours of the school during the day for small groups.  We feel it is important for prospective parents to experience the school in action.  Unfortunately we cannot accommodate individual tours for the Reception intake.  If there are special circumstances for a child please make us aware and we will be happy to arrange to discuss these with you fully.


If you require a place for your child mid-year in any year group please contact Essex County Council to apply for a place and to arrange a visit to the school.


Applications for Reception places must be made to the Local Authority at:

Essex County Council

County Hall

Market Road


Essex      CM1 1QH

email -

telephone no. - 0345 603 2200


Admissions Policy

There is a Nursery within the school and applications for the Nursery must be made directly to the school.


The priorities for admission are:-


  • Children living within the catchment area.
  • Children with siblings in Ghyllgrove Community Primary School.
  • Distance from school.


School Admissions Policy