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Admission to years 1-6 [and mid-year Reception]

All applications to Gateway Primary Free School [other than Reception starters in September] will be administered centrally by the GLC.

Please download our admissions form [link to application form] complete in full and be sure to click submit button at end of form. 

Please note:

  • That we will not be able to consider any application that is not completed in full;
  • The admission deadlines and admission entry point towards the end of the policy;
  • That we will maintain a waiting list for each year group that is currently full.


Admission timetable

The timetable for applying for a primary school place is as follows. 

Starting Reception: If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you must apply for their reception school place for September 2021.



Monday 2 November 2020 Application period opens
Friday 15 January 2021 Application period closes for on-time applications
Friday 16 April 2021 Notification of offers are available from 12:30am

Applications received after the closing date are treated as late applications.  This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.

If you wish to apply for any Thurrock Primary school that is not part of the  Gateway Learning Community you must complete a Thurrock school admissions application form.  Further information on how to apply can be located by clicking on the website link below.