Primary Education in Essex 2021
Admission to White Court Primary School
It should be noted that admission to White Court Early Years does not constitute admission to White Court Primary School. Parents will need to apply for a place at the school through the statutory Essex co-ordinated admission process preceding the commencement of the school year when the child will be admitted. The final closing date for applications is usually during the January preceding the Foundation Year. Parents will receive a letter which will direct them to the online application system.
Admission to White Court Primary School is managed by the Local Education Authority. Further details can be found in the book, Primary Education in Essex, available from Essex County Council, Planning and Admissions Department, County Hall, Chelmsford, or by telephoning 0845 603 2200.
Current admission Criteria:
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;
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.
Early Years Foundation Stage
At White Court Primary School we offer the children a closely monitored transition into our
Foundation Stage setting. Prior to entering Foundation in September the children have opportunities to meet their teacher for play and stay sessions. We endeavour to visit your child at their preschool or nursery setting and work closely with their key workers to ensure a smooth transition. Entry to our Foundation setting is staggered dependent on birthday. Parents will be invited into school so the induction process can be fully explained. We have an open door policy and host parent workshops and parent events to ensure you are fully supported and involved in your child’s journey through Foundation.
Admission of Older Children
All admissions are dealt with by Planning and Admissions at County Hall, Chelmsford. We encourage parents of school aged children moving into the area to visit the school with their child. Where possible we would like the child to spend some time in the class they will be joining prior to their admission.
We ask that parents registering their child at White Court School provide their home, work and mobile telephone numbers in case they need to be contacted during the school day. Please ensure the school has relevant details concerning any medical condition (including allergies) from which your child may have.