The school receives the majority of its pupils from the Galleywood Community Infant School which is situated on the same site and we have have very close links with. However, we do welcome children from other Infant and Primary schools transitioning from Year 2 to year 3 so please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you are considering St. Michael’s Junior School for your child in Year 3. We can ensure that they are included in all transition events that take place with children coming to us from Galleywood Infant School.
For admissions in September 2023 into Year 3 of junior schools, Essex County Council are now required to implement a fully co-ordinated scheme whereby parents of Year 2 children in an infant school will need to make a formal application and submit this to the Local Authority by the statutory national closing date of 15 January 2023. Offers of places will be communicated to parents by the LA in writing on 16 April 2023 (the statutory national offer day). The application form will be available to be submitted online from 9th November at Essex County Council School Admissions and a hard copy on request for those parents unable to apply online.
As long as there are spaces available, it is the policy of the Governors to admit the children of all parents who would like their children to be educated at this school, regardless of denomination, Church affiliation or otherwise. Our admissions limit is currently 60. The Governors maintain an ‘Admissions Policy’.
Where a school becomes over-subscribed it will not always be possible to offer children a place in their first choice of school so parents may wish to make alternative and definite arrangements for their children. The 1980 Act does, however, give parents the right to appeal against decisions of the Governors regarding admissions. Parents wishing to appeal should notify both the Local Education Authority in Essex, the Area Education Officer and the Diocesan Director of Education, Diocesan Education Office, 53 New Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1NG within 14 days of receiving the decision of the Governors. Parents may find the Essex County Council School Admissions website useful.
Parents may find the School Admissions section of the Essex County Council website useful regarding admission arrangements. This can be found here.
If your child is already in a Junior School or upper phase of a primary school elsewhere and you wish your child to transfer to St. Michael’s, please contact us and we will be more than happy to discuss the process with you. As from April 1st 2022, the school will process their own mid-term admissions – please download the application form from the admissions policy. As long as there are spaces available, it is the policy of the Governors to admit children to the School. A decision will be made and notified to you within 15 school days.
In the event that spaces are not available, you have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel for a place at the school for which you applied and have been refused. Please visit www.essex.gov.uk/topic/admissions and follow the link ‘After your school offer’ for more information about this.
Our main feeder schools once children leave us in year 6 are Great Baddow High School, Moulsham High School and The Sandon School. Each year a number of our Year 6 pupils gain places at local grammar schools such as CCHS and KEGS.