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High Ongar Primary School

A school to which we are proud to belong.


Published Admission Number – 20 per year Group


There is no guarantee of a place. 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*;


2. Children with a sibling** attending the school;


3. Pupils who live with parents, guardians or carers, who are employees of Bridge Academy Trust, provided that the employee has been employed by the School for a minimum of two years at the date of application for admissions;


4. Straight line distance.


* Looked After Children: The definition for a Looked After Child will be the same as the Local Authority: A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order will be given first priority in oversubscription criteria ahead of all other applicants in accordance with the School Admissions Code 2014. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (as defined in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).


**Siblings: For applications made in the normal admission round a relevant sibling is a child who has a brother, sister, adopted brother or sister or stepbrother or stepsister living in the same family unit in the same family household and address who attends the preferred school or partner school in any year group excluding year 6. Biological and adopted siblings who attend the preferred school in any year group excluding the final year will also be treated as siblings irrespective of place of residence. Children residing in the same household as part of an extended family, such as cousins, will not be treated as siblings.


Exceptional medical circumstances, supported by medical evidence, may override the above.

Reception Admissions September 2024

If you have a child who is due to start school in September 2024, we have two school tours available for you to come and meet the Headteacher and have a look around the school.  These will take place on Thursday 19th October at 9.15am and Thursday 2nd November at 9.15am.  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:

Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

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

Tel: 01245 202 937

Email: [email protected]