For the consultation on the reduction in the published admission numbers for 2019-20 Please open the attachment below. 

We are always pleased to welcome new pupils.

Click here to open the Essex County Council school admission Webpage and either download an application form or apply online. If you have any other queries, contact Planning & Admissions at Essex County Council on 0345 603 2200

For pupils wishing to transfer during the academic year, complete a primary mid-year application form

The school caters for approx 230 children from age four plus to eleven years.  The school serves the children of Ramsden Heath, Downham and part of Ramsden Bellhouse.  Those from outside this area will be accepted provided places are available and parents wish their children to attend a Christian School because of its specifically religious emphasis.  We follow the agreed County Admissions Policy, all decisions regarding placements are decided by the County Admissions Planning Team.

Any parents considering our school for their child are encouraged to visit us.  Please make an appointment via the school office and the Headteacher or another senior member of staff will be happy to show you around and share time with you and answer any questions you may have.   

All foundation stage children will be admitted full time in September in the year that they are five.  Where there is parental request for a part time place this will be mornings only place as agreed by the headteachers.  The admissions arrangements for Downham School are in accordance with the Essex Education Authority’s policy as set out in the booklet entitled Primary Education in EssexThere is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admissions area.   In the event of over subscriptions, places will be allocated according to the Essex Education Authority’s guidelines, please click on the link below.  

Admissions of Older Children

We accept older children throughout the school year when there is a suitable place.  When a year group is oversubscribed, priority is given in accordance with the LA’s Admissions Policy as set out for Reception children.  

For more information contact Essex County Council Admissions 
To view our Published Admission Numbers (PAN) please click this link and go to page 32