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Foundation Admissions


Children start at Shenfield St Mary's C of E Primary School in the September after their fourth birthday. We currently admit 60 children per year.


Admissions for Foundation places are dealt with by the Local Authority. Essex County Council does not send letters to parents/carers about making an application. All of the application information is available on the website


The Admissions Arrangements and Supplementary Information Form can be found below. 


Prospective Parent Tours for children starting school in September 2025


We very much welcome parents/carers to come and look around our school.


If your child is due to start school in September 2025 please email: giving your preferred date of tour, names (2 maximum) and contact telephone numbers of those wishing to book a place on one of our school tours.

Please note that all tours must be booked in advance as we have a safety limit to the number of parents for each tour.  Our numbers also ensure that prospective parents can fully experience what Shenfield St Mary's has to offer for their child.  Tours are adult only. Tours are booked on a first come, first serve basis and unfortunately, we do not have additional space on tours that you have not booked onto.


We very much look forward to welcoming you to Shenfield St Mary's


Tour dates and times:


Monday 16th September 2024 - 11:05am

Tuesday 24th September 2024 - 1:30pm

Wednesday 2nd October 2024 - 11:05am

Thursday 10th October 2024 - 1:30pm

Friday 18th October 2024 - 11:05am

Monday 21st October 2024 - 1:30pm

Tuesday 5th November 2024 - 1:30pm

Wednesday 13th November 2024 - 11:05am

Thursday 28th November 2024 - 11:05am

Thursday 5th December 2024 - 1:30pm

Wednesday 8th January 2025 - 11:05am


Mid-Year Admissions


A mid-year admission application should be made if you are looking to change your child's school during the school year. 


If you are considering moving your son or daughter to Shenfield St Mary's, please take a look around the website to learn more about our school. You are also welcome to call or email the office to arrange a visit which should help you to decide if this is the right school for your child. 


Please be aware that your child is not guaranteed a place at your preferred school. You should not remove your child from their school before you have received another offer.


To apply to Shenfield St Mary's C of E Primary school, please complete this form, and return by email to


Register of Interest


If you would like your child to join the school, but have established that there are no spaces in the year group through the application process, you may wish to join the Register of Interest. 


To do so, please email detailing your child's name, date of birth and your current address. 


We ask you to contact the school TERMLY to remain on the Register of Interest and to advise of any change in circumstances (such as a new address). Please use the email address above, or phone the school office on 01277 221249. 




Please email us at if you would like to book onto a group tour of the school (for adults only) advising your child's name, date of birth and when they are due to start school.


We look forward to welcoming you to our school. 


Our admission arrangements are available below however, our admissions officer is happy to explain our admissions criteria further.  For pupils joining at any other time apart from when they are four years old, the mid-year admissions procedure should be followed. 


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