Sacred Heart RC Primary School

Sacred Heart RC Primary School

About Our School Admissions

All parents want to choose the right school for their child and we encourage parents to visit our school so that they have a good understanding of our provision and our ethos. Dates for our open days will be published in our newsletter or in the parish newsletter, please telephone the school office to book your place for these tours.

If you are applying for a place in next year’s Reception Classes you should complete Southend Borough Council’s Single Application Form (SAF) which must be submitted to them by 15th January 2021. The best way to apply is online at but if you require a paper application these can be obtained from the Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend.

You must also complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and if you are a practising Catholic, please ask your Priest for a completed Certificate of Practice, and these, along with a copy of your child’s Baptismal certificate (if applicable) should be submitted to our school office by 22nd January 2021. (See admissions section of our Prospectus for full details).  Details of the definition of Catholic practice is given here

If you are applying for a place in any other school year you DO NOT need to complete the Council’s form unless you are applying for a Year 3 place in the determined admissions round.

Offer day, when parents are notified of the outcome of their application, is 16th April 2021.


Consultation on Admission Arrangements for Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School - 2022/2023

We are currently consulting on our proposed admission arrangements for 2022/2023. The consultation will run until 5pm on 15 January 2021. Below you can find the following documents:
• A covering letter – which includes a link to a survey for your proposed consultation feedback
• The draft proposed admissions policy


If your child’s school admission application was unsuccessful you may wish to appeal against this decision.  Information on how to begin the appeals process is detailed in the link below.

Offer day – 16th April 2021

On time submission of appeals – 14th May 2021  (appeals after this date will be heard in late September)

On time appeals must be heard by 15th July 2021