Essex County Council is responsible for handling all applications for admission to our school. Our admission policy is as follows:

There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admissions area. In the event of oversubscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:

1.  Looked After Children

2.  Children with a sibling attending the school

3.  Children living in the priority admissions 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 the highest priority. Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) may override the above criteria (other than Looked After Children)

Pupils who cannot be admitted to Kendall C E Primary School will be offered admission to the nearest available school, taking account of parental preference and the admission criteria for those schools.

Admission to Kendall School is administered centrally and impartially by the Planning & Admissions Section of Essex County Council.  Applications for places in the Reception class for the beginning of the new academic year are now usually made on-line. Essex County Council send out information to parents in October of the preceding year.  Provided families are registered with a local doctor the information will be transferred automatically from the Health Authority to Essex County Council and no action should be necessary on the part of the parents.  Parents of children due to start school in September who do not receive the Common Entry Form by the previous October should contact the Planning and Admissions Section at PO Box 4261, County Hall, Chelmsford, CM1 1GS or telephone 0845 603 2200 or e-mail

Applications for admission other than to the Reception class at the beginning of the academic year should be made on the Mid-Year Admission Form which is available through Essex County Council’s