Thinking of joining Orsett C of E Primary School – you’ve made a good choice!
Orsett is a one form entry school meaning we have an intake of 30 pupils a year.
Many of our Year groups are currently full. In year applications to Orsett are dealt with by Thurrock admissions. They can be contacted by visiting the school admissions website for Thurrock. Alternatively please speak to the School office.
Our school Prospectus will give you a flavour of what Orsett can offer your children as well as our website which has lots of information.
Do you have a child who will be in Reception in September 2024?
Many of you will be beginning to think about which school is right for your child’s first year. We very much hope that you will consider Orsett.
Our Prospectus will give you more information about our school as will our website – please do look around!
Please see below for details of the admissions process and our admissions policy for those families thinking of joining our school family in September 2024 – this will be available shortly.
If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
You will also find the electronic version of the Supplementary Form, which needs to be completed and returned directly to our school once you have applied to the Local Authority for a place with us. The SIF form for 2024 will also be available shortly
Key Information about the admissions process for children joining Reception in 2024
Thurrock admissions have not yet released their timetable for application. The below information is based on last year’s admission process. It is likely to be very similar. Once we have updated information we will update our page.
Application process starts (online application likely to be from 1st November 2023)
The application process is completed online and can be found by following the following link:
We will be holding open mornings on Wednesday 18th October and Wednesday 8th November at 9.30am.
Please contact the school office if you would like to book onto one of our tours or for further information.
Application process closes (on or close to 15th January 2024)
National Offer Day – parents informed of outcomes (16th April 2024)
Induction for new parents and children takes place during the Summer term through our Little Orsett programme. Contact with those families who have successfully gained a place is usually in May.
How many Classes are there per Year group?
Currently we have one class per Year group. In Reception and KS1 we have 30 children per class. This rises to 32 in KS2.
Will the school be holding tours?
W hope to be able to give tours of the school on Wednesday 12th October and Wednesday 9th November.
Please book onto any tours via the school office who will be happy to book you a space.
Children are welcome to attend or you can come and get a feel for our school without children. The choice is yours.
Tours will be the same on each occasion however you are welcome to attend both should you wish to.
These may have to be cancelled if guidelines change or we feel it is unsafe to hold them due to Covid-19 rates in the local area or school.
What is children’s transition into school like?
This year we hope to be continue with our Little Orsett transition. This a 6 week programme in the Summer term before they are due to start school where the children come in for a morning or afternoon session every week. Of course this is very dependent on current Government guidelines.
In September we aim to get the children into school as quickly as possible. In most instances the children have a gradual transition over the course of the week starting with mornings, then adding lunch before completing a full day at the end of the week. We don’t find that having a longer transition for most children is beneficial.
Of course if children need longer to transition into school this would be discussed on a case by case scenario – every child is different.
How does the school perform in comparison to others?
Details of the school performance can be found on our results page.
The school are typically in line or above national at each of the key phases of school.
How have Ofsted and SIAMS graded the school?
The full reports for both SIAMS and Ofsted can be found in our Information Hub. Please do read them – we are very proud of them.
How many adults are there in each class?
There is typically one class teacher per class however this is not always the case.
In reception we endeavour to always have a member of support staff full time to assist the children in supporting their learning.
Across the rest of the school, support staff support children with additional needs, those who have barriers to learning or require intervention in order to make progress. Support staff work across different classes.
The school has a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) who supports classroom teaching.