The school admissions policy is written in conjunction with the school admissions code. You can read our policy below:
What do I need to do for my child to come to Pear Tree Mead?
To attend our pre-school or school nursery you will need a pre-school or nursery application form from the school office. This should be returned to the school with your child’s red book and birth certificate, places will be offered to eligible siblings in age order(oldest first) and then other children (oldest children) on the list at the half term before they are due to start. Our pre-school is only available for children who meet the criteria of the 2-year old free places scheme.
As part of the induction process to the school, home visits are arranged at the beginning of the term to meet with you and your family on an informal basis.
All children who are turning 5 in the academic year will begin school in reception in September, as we have only one intake per year.
If your child is due to start school in reception this year, we have some set dates for school tours. Please call the school office on 01279 836181 if you want to book a place for the following dates:
We are currently unable to host any physical tours of the school due to the pandemic. However, you are able to take a virtual tour by clicking here.
If your child is not offered a place at Pear Tree Mead Academy, you can appeal against the decision. Please click here for further information.
‘My child is older than nursery age’ – Here is what you need to do
You need to fill in an Essex County Council application form putting this school as your preferred choice.
They will write to you at the start of the academic year preceding the year, your child is due to start school. The address is:
School Admissions and Transport
PO box 4261,
Telephone: 0845 603 2200
If we have space you will be offered a place, if not, you have right to appeal. Reasons such as having a brother or sister here, the distance from your home and any special medical reasons would all be considered. Mid-Year applications should be made online by visiting
We always encourage parents to visit the school. If you are thinking of sending your child to Pear Tree Mead please telephone the school office (01279 836181) and book a time to see the school in action and meet the head teacher.
We work co-operatively with other schools therefore if your child is moving from another school we always contact your child’s present school to ensure a smooth transition.