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Pear Tree Mead Academy

Pear Tree Mead Academy


‘My child is older than nursery age’ – Here is what you need to do

The Local Authority co-ordinates the school’s applications for the normal admissions round (e.g. starting school in Reception in September) and further information can be found at Essex Schools Admissions.

You need to fill in an Essex County Council application form putting this school as your preferred choice. You should make applications online wherever possible; applications open mid-November and close mid-January. You should visit the website for full details.

If you do not have online access, you can contact them using the details below :

School Admissions and Transport
PO box 4261,
County hall

If we have space, you will be offered a place. If not, you have the 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.

Applications for school places outside the normal admissions round

All mid-year applications should be made directly to this academy, using the mid-year application form available on our website and/or the school office. Mid-year applications (sometimes called in-year applications) are any application for a school place made to a year group, apart from September admissions to Reception.

Application form for Mid-Year Place PTM

For applications into existing year groups, a place will be offered when the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below the admission number for that year group.

Please note: if a mid-year application is received during a school holiday period, we will respond as soon as possible when the school reopens.

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 headteacher.

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.