Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and I hope that the information contained within this website will assist you.
Holy Family is a school where we all work together to give the best possible start in school life for each child. Our Mission Statement below is at the heart of all we do.
‘Living, Loving and Learning Together’
We learn this in sign language so that even our very youngest pupils can understand what is important to us as a school, and what an important part they play.
As a Catholic school we place God at the centre of our lives, and we delight in the achievements of our pupils, however big or small. We take pride in promoting Christian values and principles, and helping pupils to realise that they are unique and special.
Admissions for September 2021
Sadly, we are unable to offer opportunities for you to look around Holy Family at this moment in time due to the COVID restrictions. However, our website shows lots of photos detailing general life at the school. Take a look at the class pages (and archives ones) for typical teaching and learning.
You will also see lots of 'New Parent' information that our 2020/21 families viewed.
I appreciate that COVID visiting restrictions make it difficult choosing a school for your child. Please have a look at the current Foundation class webpage to see typical daily life at Holy Family.
If you would like your child to attend Holy Family Catholic Primary School, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
All applications are welcome.
Primary school places for September 2021
Deadline date for applications is: 15th January 2021 to Essex County Council
From 9th November 2020 you can apply online for your child's primary (Reception) school place. You must submit an application by the national closing date of 15th January 2021. All applications received after 15th January 2021 will be treated as late and will only be processed after all the on-time applications. You are less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools if you apply late.
All applications for a place at Holy Family must go directly to Essex. Please see the links above that will take you directly to the Essex Admissions site. It includes all the information you need on how to apply. It is vital to apply before the deadline if you hope to gain a place at one of your highest priority schools. Once the Essex deadline for applications has passed Essex will send us a list of all families who have listed Holy Family as a place for their child. We send you a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) with a letter from us giving further instructions and deadlines. Using the SIFs, Catholic Certificate of Practice (CCP), Baptismal Certificates, supporting letters from ministers of faith and supporting letters from you, we rank every application. We return this ranked list to Essex by their deadline and they process it, sending out offers accordingly.
For applicants who are catholic in faith
The Catholic Certificate of Practice (CCP) will only be available from your Parish Priest. Please see him directly. This form MUST be returned to Holy Family School by the deadline stated in our letter. The CCP is essential as it allows us to correctly prioritise applications in line with our admissions policy, as do the Baptismal certificates.
Please ensure that only current forms are used for both the Catholic Certificate of Practice and the Supplementary Information Form (SIF). See 2021 SIF below.
The SIF and CCP must reach the school office by the deadline stated in our letter.
For applicants who are Christian in faith
Please obtain a letter from your minister of faith supporting your application to Holy Family and submit it to the school office, along with the Supplementary Information Form (SIF), and any baptismal certificates by the date stated in the letter we will send to you.
For applicants who are of other faiths
Please obtain a letter from your minister of faith supporting your application to Holy Family, and submit it to the school office along with the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) by the date stated in the letter we will send to you.
For all other applicants
Please complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) below and return it to our school office by . Any letter that you write to support your application should also be submitted to us with your SIF.