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SECAT are currently consulting on the admissions arrangements for 2025-2026. 

Please read attached letter and proposed admission arrangements below or by clicking on the link 

* Proposed admission arrangements 2025-26

Formal consultation on admission arrangements for 2025/26

In accordance with the requirements of the current legislation, I write to provide you with the details of the Admission Arrangements and criteria, which Shoeburyness High School, Thorpedene Primary School, Bournes Green Junior School, Bournes Green Infant School, Richmond Avenue Primary and Nursery School and Hinguar Community Primary School will apply to applications for the admission to 2025/26.

In accordance with the DfE’s ‘School Admissions Code’, as a school we must consult on our admission arrangements either when any changes are proposed, and/or at least once every seven years. To this end, the following amendments have been proposed:

• Changes to the oversubscription criteria to include children of staff

• Changes to the oversubscription criteria to include children attending school based nursery provision

• Changes to the Published Admission Number (PAN) at Bournes Green Junior school to revert back to a PAN of 66.

In accordance with statutory DfE guidance, the consultation will run for at least six weeks and, as an interested party, we are keen to hear your views on the proposed changes; therefore, we invite you to participate in the consultation and to make any comments or observations to me in writing during the period 4 December 2023 to 5pm Friday 22 January 2024.

Applications for admission to the school must be made in accordance with the co-ordinated admission scheme operated by the child’s home local authority. For children resident in Southend-onSea this is published in the Primary Admissions Booklet available on the website of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

Our proposed admission arrangements are provided in the documents below.

Responses to the consultation must be in writing to the Trust by email to or by post to Admissions Consultation Response, SECAT, SECAT House, Delaware Road, SS3 9NP

Yours sincerely

Ben Stickley, CEO

Primary School applications are administered for Richmond by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

To apply please use the link below to apply online, if you require a paper application please contact the Customer Service Centre on 01702 215000

Southend on Sea Admissions website 

In-Year admissions:

Please apply via the council website: In-Year Admissions – Southend-on-Sea City Council 

A digital copy of the in-year admissions form is also available to download at the bottom of this page. 

Admission to reception: 

Parents can apply between 15th September and 15th January to start school in September the year after their 4th Birthday.

At the closing date for admission applications places will be allocated, up to a maximum of 60 places per year, according to the criteria in the admissions policy. This policy can be read below or on the policies page of this website.

If you wish to appeal an admissions decision, this can be done through Southend Local Authority, using the link below:  


Primary School Admissions Dates

Offer day – 16th April 2024  

On time submission of appeals deadlline - 1th May 2024

On time appeals must be heard by 18th July 2024

Late appeals – Late September/October 2024