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St Francis Braintree

Admission Dates & Timetable

At St. Francis we use the co-ordinated scheme managed by Essex Local Authority to determine the 30 places allocated to Reception children and this process opens on the 15th November 2019

Children whose date of birth is between 01.09.2015 and 31.08.2016 can apply for a place to start in September 2020.

More information about the Essex Admissions procedures can be found on the Essex County Council Website. 

The Admissions Criteria for St. Francis Catholic Primary School 2020-21 can be found here. 

The dates are as follows:

Closing Date for Applications to the Local Authority

Please also ensure that photocopies of all other supporting documents are with the school. 

15th January 2020
Offer of Places from Essex Local Authority to parents

16th April 2020


In addition to the Local Authority application we also request a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) to be completed. This is available at the school office or on the following link. SIF

A Baptisimal certificate (if available) and a Priests Reference form / Certificate of Catholic Practice are also documents that will support the application to our Catholic Primary School. These should be handed into the school office before the above closing date.

We will be holding 'Open Mornings' for prospective parents (and their pre-school child) on

Wednesday 20th November 2018 at 9.15- 10.15am               and

Tuesday 26th November 2018 at 9.15- 10.15am

These will include an introductory talk by the Headteacher and a tour of the school. It would be appreciated if you could advise the school office of your intention to attend so that we are aware of potential numbers for tours.