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Potter Street Academy

Potter Street Academy


Starting in our Reception Class in September

At Potter Street Academy all children who will have their 5th birthday between September 1st and August 31st (i.e. during the next academic year) will start school in the Autumn Term on a phased introduction. 

Parents will be contacted by Essex County Council and asked to complete an Application Form, either on paper or online, and send it to Planning and Admissions at Essex County Council by the published closing date. Planning and Admissions will allocate all school places and parents will be offered a place on the published national offer date.

Mid-Year Applications

If your child is already at primary school and you wish to transfer him/her to Potter Street Academy, you should complete the Mid-Year Primary School Application Forms and return them to

Once you have completed the form and sent it back to us, we will email you to notify you and Essex County Council of the outcome within 10 - 15 school days. As we can only admit 30 pupils per year group, if your application is successful, we ask that you notify us within 10 working days of receiving the emailed letter if you wish to accept the place. This will allow us to offer places to other families applying or to those on our waiting list

Parents requesting admission to Potter Street Academy are encouraged to visit the school and meet the Headteacher before applying.

For further information please see our Admission policy.