Nursery Admissions

Do you have a child wanting to join the William Martin School’s Nursery?

To find out how fantastic our Nursery is, you can either visit the School Office, where we have hard copies of our Nursery Welcome pack for Parents to take away or you can download it here:

Nursery Parent Welcome Pack

Would like to apply for a place at the William Martin School’s Nursery?

If you would like to apply for a place at our Nursery, please complete the form below and either email it to admin.williammartin@dcvst.org or hand in your application form directly to the William Martin Schools Office.

Our Office staff are friendly and welcoming, so please ring them on 01279 424122 if you have any questions!

Nursery Application Form – PDF

Nursery Application Form – Word

Reception Admissions

Do you have a child starting in Reception, September 2022?

To find out how fantastic our school and Reception class is, you can either visit the School Office, where we have hard copies of our prospectus for Parents to take away or you can download it here:

William Martin School’s Prospectus

Do you want to know more about our children’s day to day life in our Reception classes?

Please see this year’s Reception Welcome Pack below:

William Martin School’s Reception Welcome Pack

How do I make an application for a place at William Martin Schools?

  • Online applications can be made for a Reception school place between 9 November 2021 and 15 January 2022.  The statutory national closing date for applications is 15 January 2022.
  • All applications received after 15 January 2022 will be treated as late and will only be processed after all the on-time applications.
  • You are less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools if you apply late.
  • National Offer Day is 19th April 2022.

Primary school places - Essex County Council

Please see full details of our admission arrangements below (See Admissions Policy).

Essex Admissions Portal – click here to begin your application

Essex CC Primary Schools Brochure 2022 to 2023 – to view all the different schools in Essex

William Martin Infants Supplementary Information Form – complete this if you have additional information to support your application and hand into the School Office

William Martin Infants Admissions Policy – this shows parents how we allocate spaces

Junior School Admissions

How do I make an application for a place at William Martin Junior School?

As the William Martin Schools are classed as separate Infant and Junior Schools, but sharing the same site, children in Year 2 need to apply to Essex Admissions for their place in Year 3 at William Martin Junior School.

  • Online applications can be made for a Year 3 place between 9 November 2021 and 15 January 2022.  The statutory national closing date for applications is 15 January 2022.
  • All applications received after 15 January 2022 will be treated as late and will only be processed after all the on-time applications.
  • You are less likely to get a place in Year 3 if you apply late.
  • National Offer Day is 19th April 2022.

Primary school places - Essex County Council

To begin your application click on the link below:

Essex Admissions Portal – click here to begin your application

Essex CC Primary Schools Brochure 2022 to 2023 – to view all the different school in Essex

William Martin Juniors Supplementary Information Form – complete this if you have additional information to support your application and hand into the School Office

William Martin Juniors Admissions Policy – this shows parents how we allocate spaces

Secondary School Applications

How do I apply for a Secondary School Place?

If your child is in Year 6 and you want to apply for a Year 7 place in Secondary School:

  • Online applications can be made for a Year 3 place between 10th September 2021 and 31st October 2021.  The statutory national closing date for applications is 31st October 2021.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • National Offer Day is 1st March 2022.

For those parents whose children are moving up to Secondary please see the links to our local secondary schools:

STEWARDS ACADEMY

ST MARK’S

PASSMORES ACADEMY

MARK HALL ACADEMY

BURNT MILL ACADEMY

SIR FREDERICK GIBBERD COLLEGE

Appeals

How do I make an Appeal against a decision on where my child will be attending school?

If your child is not offered a place at your preferred school, you can appeal against the decision.  To find out more information go to the Essex Admissions appeals website.

For children starting infant, junior or primary school from September 2021 the timetable for Appeals is as follows:

DateWhat happens
19 April 2022National Offer Day – parents informed of outcome of application
18 May 2022Deadline for submitting appeals
June – 21 July 2022Appeals heard for those submitted by the deadline and where possible, for late appeals (last day of term: 21 July 2022)
September 2022 onwardsAppeals heard for any appeals not heard before 21 July 2022

Map of the William Martin Admissions Area:

Mid-year Admissions

Mid Year Admissions:

Please phone the school to enquire about any spaces in year groups.

As of the 1st April 2022, all Mid-Year Applications should be made directly to the School.  Either contact the Office on 01279 424122 or email admin.williammartin@dcvst.org and they will be happy to help!

If offered a place at the school, a senior member of staff will be happy to give you an induction tour of the school with your child, and hold an induction meeting to ensure your child’s transition into their new school will be as smooth as possible.

Induction Process

Schools may offer a part time induction process over a period of three days to four weeks to support children’s transition into school.

We have decided that this is best practice, and have found that this supports a successful and happy transition for children into their new school.

If offered a place at the school, an induction meeting will be arranged with a senior member of staff, who will be happy to provide a tour of the school with your child, provide parents with lots of information about the school and give parents the opportunity to share information about their child to ensure their child’s transition into their new school will be as smooth as possible.

All parents/carers will then be provided with a ‘staggered induction timetable’ on how their child will transition into school.

William Martin Schools Application Form – PDF

William Martin Schools Application Form – Word