Joining Our School- 2023

Children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 are eligible to start Reception in September 2024

Applications for Reception Admissions for September 2024 are open between 6th November 2023 and 15th January 2024.  You can find more information here:

School Tours

We appreciate that starting school is a major milestone for every child and this begins with choosing the right primary school. We would be delighted to show you around our new school and give you some more information about us, so you can make an informed decision.

If you would like to book a tour, or if you have any questions about our school, please contact us on 01371 876593 or email us at:

We also have two Stay and Play sessions taking place in November. Please see here for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mid-Year Applications

All mid-year applications should be made directly to Helena Romanes School, using the mid-year application form below.  If you do not have online access, a paper copy is available from the school office. Mid-year applications (sometimes called in-year applications) are any application for a school place made to any year group, apart from September admissions to Reception.   

For applications into existing year groups, a place will be offered when the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below the admission number for that year group.  The Published Admission Number (PAN) for our school is 30 children in a year group.

Please note: if a mid-year application is received during a school holiday period, we will respond as soon as possible when the school reopens.

Applications should be submitted no sooner than half a term before the planned start date.  We will endeavour to reply to your application within no more than three school days.  Where a place is not available to your child, they will automatically be added to a waiting list which is held in accordance with the school’s admissions criteria which can be found in the Admissions Policies below. 

Appeals are co-ordinated via Essex County Council and further information can be found at

Further information can be found at Essex Schools Admissions:


Any enquiries about admission can be made to the Primary School. 
Please call: 01371 876593 to speak to our Office Manager.