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Admission Arrangements

If you have a child starting school in September 2023 you need to apply for a place at Holy Trinity even if you live in catchment or already have a child at the school.

The admission arrangements are in accordance with the guidance issued by Essex Local Education Authority found here at

This document sets out Parents rights and responsibilities regarding school admission in Essex.

All admissions will be administered by Essex County Council.

Each school has a published Number Intended to Admit, known as NIA. The NIA is identified in the guidance issued by Essex Local Education Authority, entitled ‘Primary Education in Essex’. Currently, Holy Trinity Primary School can admit 30 children.

Priority for admissions to the school up to the NIA is settled on the following criteria:

  1. Looked After Children and previously looked after children (as defined in the Primary Education in Essex Booklet);
  2. Children with a sibling attending the school;
  3. Children living in the priority admission area;
  4. Remaining applications.

In the event of over subscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given highest priority.