Admissions: Reception

Children are admitted to school in the September after their fourth birthday. At Waterman, all children are admitted full time at the beginning of the Autumn Term in the year in which they turn five.


All the admissions are handled by Essex Local Authority. A common admission form needs to be completed and should automatically be sent to all children nearing school age. The form can be accessed online at The deadline for applications for September 2018 has now passed, contact for further information.



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


1.     Looked After Children

2.     Children with a sibling currently attending the school

3.     Pre-school/nursery children who are eligible for the Early Years pupil premium

4.     Other children eligible for pupil premium

5.     Other children living in the priority admissions area

6.     Remaining applications


In the event of over-subscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be given to looked after children and then be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living nearest being given the highest priority. Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) may override the above.




Published Admission Number is currently: 15


Find the Priority Admission areas here

Admissions Policy 2019-20

Admissions Policy 2020-21


Supplementary Information Form


We are full in some year groups.  If we cannot admit your child you have the right to appeal.  Please contact the school office for an appeals form.




Waterman Primary School

The Boulevard






Tel .01702 546237



Enquiries:  Miss T Browne

Inclusion Lead:  Mrs J Fincher




School hours


Monday to Friday

8.50am - 3.10pm/3.15pm


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