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 2022


If you have a child born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018, they are due to start school in September 2022.

Applications for September 2022 can be submitted between 14 September 2021 and 15 January 2022.

Parents living in the borough of Southend-on-Sea can find the online application by visiting Parents living in another borough/council will need to apply via their home borough/council. Please ensure that you when putting your preferred schools down, you do so in order of preference. A reminder that parents can view their offer from midnight on offer day and paper applications receive the offer via the post and therefore parents may not receive the offer on offer day but a day later, depending on the post.



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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