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High Ongar Primary School

A school to which we are proud to belong.


There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admissions area. In the event of oversubscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:


  1. Looked After Children and previously looked after children (as defined in the Primary Education in Essex booklet)
  2. Children with a sibling attending the school
  3. Children living in the priority admission area
  4. Remaining applicants


In the event of oversubscription within any of the above criteria,  priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given the highest priority.


Exceptional medical circumstances [supported by medical evidence] may override the above.

Reception Admissions September 2023

If you have a child who is due to start school in September 2023, we have three school tours available for you to come and meet the Headteacher and have a look around the school.  These will take place on Wednesday 12th October at 9.30am,  Friday 4th November at 9.30am and Thursday 24th November at 9.30am.  Please contact our school office on 01277 363761 to book a place on these tours or for further information. 


Applications for School Places Outside the Normal Admissions Round (Mid-year Admissions)

Please note that there is a variation to our determined Admission Policy for 2021-22 from 1 April 2022.


From 1 April 2022 any mid-year applications must be made directly to the school.  if there are any spaces in the year group an offer will be made.


All mid-year applications should be made directly to the school, using the mid-year application form available below, or via the school office.


Mid-Year applications (sometimes called in-year applications) are any application for a school place made to a year group, apart from September admissions to Reception (primary and infant schools)/Year 3 (Junior Schools).


For applications into existing year groups, a place will be offered when the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below the admission number for that year group.


Please note:  If a mid-year application is received during a school holiday period, we will respond as soon as possible when the school reopens.

The Headteacher is always happy to show prospective parents around.  Please call the office to arrange.


Mid Year Admissions

Completing the online form via the following web link is the quickest and easiest way to apply for a Mid Year Primary school place:

Further information on the Mid Year process and how to complete the online form can also be found on our website:

For information regarding our waiting list, please call the school on 01277 363 761.



Applications for primary school can be sent online or through the post. It is worth checking on the Essex County Council website to see when the closing date is, as it has changed each year for the last few years. They can be found at:

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Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937

Email: [email protected]