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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 9th November 2020

Children whose date of birth is between 01.09.2016 and 31.08.2017 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 2021-22 can be found here. 


Reception 2021 Applicants - The process for applications is now open with the Local Authority. We are happy to accept the Supplementary Information Forms (SIFs) and copies of birth certificates at our office.

Fr. David will be available to sign the ‘Certificates of Catholic Practice’ on the evenings of Thursday 10th December 2020 and Wednesday 16th December 2020. Please see the OLQP Parish newsletter for more details or contact the Parish office.


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 in a pack for prospective parents.

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 of 15th January 2021.


Unfortunately, we can not hold our normal 'Open Mornings' due
to the current restrictions on visitors in school during the working school day.

However, we have a planned Open Morning for prospective parents
(and their pre-school child) on

Saturday 14th November 2020 between 9am and 12 noon.

Unfortunately, due to the new lockdown restrictions we have had to cancel this planned event. We have contacted all those attending and sent out a pack. 

If you would like a pack in the post please call the school office to request this - 01376 320440

This pack will include a Supplementary Information Form SIF (also available on the link below)

 Please watch our video of school life below


The key 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 2021
Offer of Places from Essex Local Authority to parents

16th April 2021