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Ongar Primary School

‘challenge yourself, inspire others’

Admissions Policy

There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area. In the event of over subscription (i.e. more than 25 applications) places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given;


  • Looked after Children;
  • Children with a sibling attending the school;
  • Straight line distance from the school*


*this includes all other children


In the event of over subscription within any of the above criteria, all children with a Statement of Special Education Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan must be admitted, after that priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given the highest priority.

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.

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