Admissions Policy





The published admissions number at High Beech 2019-20 is fifteen.

Applications for September 2020 Reception places open online, with Essex County Council, on the 11th November 2019 and close on the 15th January 2020. Please click on the link below to apply online and to find out more about admissions.


Essex Schools Admissions Website


The admission criteria to be used if there are not enough places for all those who have expressed a wish to have their child admitted to a particular community school will be:

  • Looked after children and previously looked after children(as defined in the Primary Education in Essex 2019/20 booklet).
  • Children with a sibling attending the school.
  • Children living in the priority admission area.
  • Children living outside the priority admission area but within Waltham Abbey (defined as residence in the priority admission area of one of the following schools; High Beech CE Primary, Leverton Primary, Upshire Primary, Waltham Holy Cross Primary and Hillhouse Primary schools).
  • Remaining applicants

In the case of over subscription in any one category ‘straight line’ distance between the pupil’s home and the nearest pupil entrance to the school, the pupils living closest will be given priority.

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