Please contact us if you would like a tour of our school. We will be happy to show you around. 


Telephone: 01279 435850

RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 2024 - Call for a visit!

Places still available for Reception and Nursery 

Click the link below to find our more about The Early Years Foundation Stage

If you would like your child to attend our Nursery, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Primary School Admissions 2024/25

As you may be aware, the primary school (Reception) admission round opens on 6th November 2023, for parents/carers to apply for a Reception school place for the academic year that starts in September 2024.

The statutory national closing date for applications is 15 January 2024.

All applications received after 15 January 2024 will be treated as late and will only be processed after all on-time applications.

You are less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools if you apply later.

From 6 November 2023applications can be made online via 

We do not send letters to parents about making an application. All of the application and admissions information is available on the website above and we will be promoting via our website, social media and the printed press.

Places will be offered on 16 April 2024.

The website also has a copy of the Primary Education in Essex 2022-23 booklet and the Schools Admissions Policies Directories contain details of all admission policies.

We will upload the 2023-4 booklet when it is available.


Appeals timetable

For children starting infant, junior or primary school from September 2024


What happens

16 April 2024

National Offer Day - parents informed of outcome of application


Deadline for submitting appeals

June -  July 2024

Appeals heard for those submitted by the deadline and where possible, for late appeals (last day of term: 23 July 2024)

September 2024 onwards

Appeals heard for any appeals not heard before 23 July 2024


Applying for a mid-year admissions place at Milwards Primary School and Nursery


All mid-year applications should be made directly to Milwards Primary School and Nursery, using the mid-year application form on our website.  Please see form below.  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.

Please email your application(s) to

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 admission application is received during a school holiday period, we will respond as soon as possible when the school reopens.

If offered a place at the school a senior member of staff will be happy to give you an induction tour with your child.


Primary School Admissions

Your helpful guide to applying for a primary school place.

Please find our admissions policies below:

Consultation to amend the Admissions Policy for 2025/26 was made between 16th October 2023 and 26th November 2023.



School Admissions - not preferred school

An animation to explain what to do if your child did not get into their preferred school.

Primary Education in Essex Booklet

For 'Timetables of Primary Schools Admissions' we refer you to page 5 of the Primary Education in Essex Booklet


For Appeal information we refer you to page 22 of the Primary Education in Essex Booklet


For 'Waiting Lists' for Reception we refer you to page 20 of the Primary Education in Essex Booklet


Between April - 31st December each year, Milwards School hold a Reception waiting list. Please contact the school office staff to ask where your child is ranked on the list.  


We do not automatically maintain the waiting list after the end of the autumn term (31st December) of the academic year that your child starts school.  If you would like your child to remain on the waiting list from the spring term, we ask that you contact the school in December so we can arrange this.