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Friars Nursery


Children are able to join Friars Nursery in the term after their third birthday. Parents/carers should apply directly to the school. A nursery admission form should be requested, completed and returned to the school office. 


We offer limited 30 hour funding places.

Reception 2024


If you have a child born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, they are eligible for a school place from September 2024. You will find key dates and important information in the Primary Admissions Booklet 2024, which will be published by mid-October 2024.

It is the responsibility of parents to apply for a school place at the correct times. You will not receive any letters from Southend-on-Sea City Council to inform you that you must apply for your childs school place however, early years settings and general marketing is in place to ensure parents are alerted.

Primary School Admissions to reception and year 3 at an Infant, Junior or Primary School are received and processed for all schools in the city by the School Admissions Team, Southend-on-Sea City Council for all residents in the city. Admissions during the school year are called In-year admissions. Application forms and further details about in-year admission should be made by selecting in-year admissions on this web site.


Applications for reception classes must be made directly to Southend Council.

Further detail of this process can be found on

The area office is situated at:

Civic Centre
Victoria Avenue
Essex SS2 6DU

Tel: 01702 212934

In the autumn term, our Early Years Leader organises dates for parents/carers to visit the school. Please contact the school office on 01702 294837 for details and to book a visit.


In-Year Admission – Year R to Yr 6

Applications for a school place during the school year are referred to as in-year admissions. 


Applications should be made to Southend Council. If a place is available in your child’s year group, the Local Authority will allocate your child a place. Parents/carers will be notified by letter to inform them of the offer of a school place. Parents/carers should then contact the school to make arrangements for visiting the school to complete the admission process.

Schools admissions: applications for overseas children

In most cases, children arriving from overseas have the right to attend schools in England.
It is the responsibility of parents to check that their children have a right, under their visa entry conditions, to study at a school.  To help parents we recommend that those wishing to apply for a state funded school check that they have a right of abode or the conditions of their visas otherwise permit access a state-funded school.
Foreign nationals cannot use the 6 month visitor visa or a 6 month short-term study visa to enter the UK to enrol as a pupil at a school. Find out what these visas can be used for on the visitor visa and short term study visa pages.
Find out more visit the Department for Education.


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