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It is the policy of the school to accept any pupil living on Mersea Island, whose parents request a place, subject to a place being available. The geographical situation of the school on a tidal island some miles distant from any other school necessitates this policy. The Governing Body will take every step to increase the teaching area at the school by additional building development to meet the existing and future needs of the community it serves.

Details regarding school applications can be found here.

Our Admission Policy sets out the process by which places are allocated.
Finding the right school for your child is always an important step. At Mersea Island School we welcome visitors to the school throughout the year. If you wish to visit the school or have any queries regarding admissions, please contact the school office - see contact details below.

School Age Pupils (aged 4 to 11 years old)
Pupils are admitted to the school in the autumn term following their 4th birthday, although parents may opt for deferred entry for one or two terms after that until the child reaches the age of 5 years. As a Foundation School, the Governing Body are responsible for establishing the Admissions Policy each year. Parents are advised that the Common Application Form supplied by the local authority must be completed for every child to be admitted to mainstream school. These forms are available from the school together with a booklet explaining the process. Parents already living in the locality will receive these documents by post directly from the local authority. We are however very happy to receive enquiries from parents first-hand and to assist them with the formal procedure. Parents/carers are very welcome to visit the school at any time during the year, and we will be pleased to show them around, and answer any questions arising.

Pre-School Pupils (aged 2.5 to 4 or 5 years old)
If you wish your child to attend our Nursery, please contact the school office for the Nursery Admissions Form, which is entirely separate from the Common Application Form mentioned above. Admissions to the Nursery are managed entirely by this school. May we remind you that even if your child attends our Nursery Class, you must still complete the Common Application Form for transfer in to Early Years at the appropriate time.