Parents who wish their children to be admitted to Chigwell Row Infant School should apply directly to your own local authority admissions service. We have many children from outside of Essex, for example from Redbridge, Havering and Barking Dagenham. Your own local authority will then send your application through to Essex Admissions .The School's Published Admission Number is 30.

Essex County Council allocate places based on the following criteria: 
  • Looked after children
  • Children with a sibling attending the school
  • Children living in the priority admission area 
  • Remaining applications  

Children whose 5th birthday falls between 1st September & 31st August will be admitted full time in September. Children are integrated into the Reception class for half a day for the first two weeks of the Autumn term before attending school full time. 




Mid-Year Applications

Mid-year application for a primary, infant or junior school place.
Please do not use this form to apply for a Reception or Year 3 Junior School place for next September as these applications should be made via Essex County Council.

Important information before you apply

What is this form for? 
You should use this form to apply for a place at our School. A separate form is required for each child.
When should I apply?
  • Applications for transfer at the start of the next academic year or the next term will not be dealt with until the half term prior to the requested admission date. 

  • Applications received too early will be returned and you will need to re-apply at a later date.

    • We cannot accept an application for Spring term (January) until the preceding Autumn half term holiday i.e. October.

    • We cannot accept an application for Summer term (Easter) until the Spring half term holiday i.e. February.

    • We cannot accept an application for Autumn term (September) until the Summer half term holiday i.e. end of May.

  • If you have just moved into the area and your child is without a school place please note that your application will be dealt with within 15 school days. Evidence of your new address will be required in the form of either a signed tenancy agreement / exchange of contracts / council tax or driving licence.

  • If you apply shortly before or during a school holiday a decision may not be given until the school has re-opened.

Admission of children living overseas

You may apply for a place when you have moved to the UK. Please return at this stage and we will be able to process your application.

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Application Form

Should you require an application form in paper format, please contact the School Office.


For information on the Essex Local Offer, please visit:

For further information about the School’s offer, please contact the office by phone: 0208 500 3355; or email


2024-2025 Determined Admission Arrangements

Appeals Timetable 2024 


appeals timetable r24.pdf