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Downham Church Of England Primary School

Inspiring children to soar to new heights.


Church Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1NU





Please use the link below to make an application for a place at our school.


Reception admissions for academic year starting in September 2024:

You can apply for primary (reception) school place at an Essex primary school between 6 November 2023 and 15 January 2024.

Before you apply, you should:

Applications can be made online via 99% of parents in Essex applied online last year.

All of the application information is available on the website above.


Mid-year applications 

You can apply to change your child's school during the school year. This is called a mid-year admission.

Your child is not guaranteed a place at your preferred school. You should not remove your child from their school before you have received another offer.

Essex County Council recommend that you:

  • speak to your child's current teacher or headteacher before applying to another school
  • contact the schools you are interested in before making a decision to move house or submit an application

If you are moving to a new house, you need to provide proof of your new address with your application.

If your child has an education, health and care plan (EHCP), you need to contact the SEND Operations Team.


Apply online with ECC's mid-year application for a primary, infant junior school form.

If you're applying online, please read all the information very carefully to make sure you apply using the correct form.


 APPEALS TIMETABLE - R24.pdfDownload
 Primary Education in Essex 2024-2025.pdfDownload
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Please note that the local authority decides our admissions. Please contact the local authority to find out about admission arrangements.