Applying to join us in 2018
How to apply for September 2018
We have space for 60 children in our Reception for September 2018.
If you are applying for a place in Reception starting in September 2018 before the application closing date of 15 January 2018 please apply via the Local Authority for the area in which you live. Where this is Essex County Council, the form can be found here .
If you miss the deadline, you can still apply through your Local Authority; however your application will be treated as a ‘late application’. These will be considered after applications received by the deadline unless there is evidence to show that the application or amendment could not have reasonably been made on time.
Transferring to our academy
If you would like to join our academy, please complete the Essex County Council in-year admissions form which can be found here.
If our academy is oversubscribed
We give priority to children living within the local community of the academy. However, if there are more applications than there are places at our academy, we will give preference to children according to the following rule:
- Looked after Children (current and previously)
- Children living permanently at the same address as a child attending the academy at the time of their admission
- Children living closest to the academy based on straight line distance.
All children with statements of special educational needs or an education health and care plan (where the academy is named on the statement) will be admitted before we apply these three rules.
We keep a waiting list for each year group which is used to fill any vacancies. This is ordered based on the above criteria and not on the date your child is added to it.
The waiting list is cleared at the end of each academic year. If you would like your child to remain on the list after these dates please contact Mrs T Wright at Ravens Academy on 01255 424328.
For our full Admissions Policy (2017/18) click here. This applies to any applications to start at our academy after January 2018.