Admissions Arrangements
Visits from prospective parents are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school for an appointment.

Admissions to Nursery are determined by the Admissions Committee of our Governing Body.  The Committee sits early in the Summer term to decide admissions for the following September.  Mid-year admissions should be made via the School Office.

All admissions for Greensted Infant School, for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, should be made through Essex County Council via or 0845 603 2200. 

Parents wishing to apply for a place at our nursery school must complete a registration form which is available from the school office. The nursery offers either 15 hours or 30 hours, depending upon parental entitlement, and can offer 26 places per session. If our nursery is full, you will be placed on a waiting list until the next available place.

Children join our nursery in the September after they turn 3 years old.
Parents are invited to attend two visits with their children. During one of the visits parents will be invited to attend an induction meeting with Mrs Farrow. Nursery staff try to visit children in their pre-school setting prior to their start date. Home visits are also made by the nursery staff. Children have a staggered start in the Autumn term to ensure a smooth start to their Nursery education.

Children will join our reception classes in the September after they turn 4 years old. 
Our number to admit is 60 children.  There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admissions area. In the event of over subscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given.​

1. Looked After Children and previously looked after children (as hereinafter defined)

2. Children with a sibling attending Greensted Infant school or Greensted Junior school at the time of admission

3. Children living in the priority admission area

4. Children of Staff at the School

a) where a member of staff has been employed by the School for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made,

and/or b) the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.  

5. Remaining applications.

In the event of oversubscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be given to looked after children and then be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given the highest priority.


Further information regarding admissions is available in the Determined Admissions Arrangements 2021/22 document, and the Determined Admissions Arrangements 2022/23 document.

The Appeals Timetable for 2021/22 has also been published.

Reception children have two visits to their new class prior to admission. An induction meeting for parents is held by Mrs Farrow.  In September, each class of 30 is divided into 2 groups of 15 children, and children have a part-time start to the term.  This ensures that children have a smooth transition into full-time schooling.


In order to provide adequate care for your child it is essential that we have two up to date contact numbers for you or a suitable adult in case of emergency.

We encourage parents to sign our home / school agreement which details the responsibilities of both the school and family.