Mid-year Admissions

Where there are more applications than places available the following criteria will be applied in the order given to determine which children to admit. Parents are encouraged to contact the school in the first instance if they would like to clarify these criteria by telephoning 01277 351914 or email admissions@aesessex.co.uk



A looked after child or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order will be given first priority in oversubscription criteria ahead of all other applicants in accordance with the School Admissions Code 2021. This also includes those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (as defined in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).


Children permanently residing in the priority admission area of the Parishes of Ingatestone, Mountnessing and Margaretting (map available as a download) or on roll for Year 6 with one of the four feeder primary schools.


Children with a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their own application and where there is a reasonable expectation that the older sibling will still be in attendance at the time that the younger child is admitted.  The definition of a sibling is a child who has a brother, sister, adopted brother or sister or stepbrother or stepsister living in the same family household and address. Biological and adopted siblings will be treated as siblings irrespective of place of residence.


Children of Staff at Anglo European School


Children of staff where the member of staff has been employed at Anglo European for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.


Children who demonstrate that they have benefited from a strong and positive influence of a language and culture other than English.  This will include a significant period of permanent residence outside the U.K. and/or a direct, substantial and sustained experience of a language and culture other than English.


Any other applications.

Children who have an Educational Health and Care Plan (or Statement of Special Educational Needs) have a statutory right to nominate their school of choice.  Anglo European School will consider these applications in the light of the provision we can offer and in line with the statutory duty laid down in relevant law.

Students have been admitted from each of these criteria in previous years.

In the event of oversubscription within criteria 1, 2, 3 or 5, or in the event of a tie within criterion 4, places will be allocated on the basis of random allocation to ensure that the school maintains its regional nature in keeping with the original vision of the school.  A waiting list will be held for one term.  After that, parents wishing to remain on the waiting list must write to the Headteachers expressing that wish.