Water Lane Primary Academy

"Enrichment for life"


You can view our virtual tour here and our photo gallery here


If you would like your child to join our Reception class during September admissions, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. We have also included below a link to the Essex Admissions website.


Applying for a mid-year place at our school

All mid-year applications should be made directly to the school office. The mid-year application form can be obtained by emailing or calling the school or 01279 417410. 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.

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.




2025-2026 Admissions


You can find the school policy for 2025/2026 by visiting