Bennet Canfield, Little Canfield, Dunmow, Essex, CM61YE

01279 870541

Takeley Primary School

Learning, achieving and enjoying together


 Takeley Admissions Policy 24-25 (1).pdfDownload
 Takeley Admissions Policy 25-26.pdfDownload
 Takeley Primary School Consultation on the proposed changes to the Admissions Policy from September 2025.pdfDownload
 TLPT Mid Year Application Form (1).docDownload
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We would like to take this opportunity to invite all those with children starting school in September 2024 to book a slot to come and join in with us and to meet the teachers for part of one of three open afternoon sessions;

Wednesday 1st November 2023

Wednesday 8th November 2023

Wednesday 15th November 2023

Please call the school office on 01279 870541 or e-mail to book your place. 

If you do know of any families who have children that don't currently attend Takeley do please spread the word.

In the meantime do please browse our website to see what we have to offer. Our EYFS team have put together a wonderful welcome video which can be found under 'Our Curriculum' and the drop down 'Reception' tab:


If you would like to know more or to speak to Mrs Martin (EYFS Leading Teacher), Mrs Clarke-Scholes (Head of EYFS and Key Stage 1) or Mrs James  (Headteacher) please call the school office on 01279 870541. The Office will also be able to send you out further details on how to apply or simply follow the links below.


To apply for a place a Takeley Primary School please follow the link to the Essex County Councils Schools admissions page. 

Primary school places | Essex County Council

You can apply for primary (reception) school place between 6 November 2023 and 15 January 2024.


Prior to the children being admitted in September, they are invited to a half day induction visit to meet staff and familiarise themselves with the classroom. We then invite parents to a meeting where they will have the opportunity to meet with staff, and members of our Parents and Friends Association.

Our Reception children start in the second week of term, then for the first week of school all children will attend mornings only enabling staff to carry out home visits in the afternoon to meet and play with the children in a familiar environment. The children then start school full time.  All Early Years, Y1 and Y2 children receive a government funded free school meal every day.    If your child has specific religious or allergy dietary needs then we are happy to discuss them with you to support your child’s needs.  We ask that all the children have the school dinner for the first three weeks of schooling to help them to integrate fully in the school environment.


For mid-year applications from April 2022 please contact the school office for our application form or  download from below. For any further queries please contact Schools Planning and Admissions on 0845 603 2200 for Reception September start or our school office for any in-year admissions after that date on 01279 870451.



Free school meals are available to some children according to family income. It's important to register for entitlement for free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch - this is so we can receive additional funding (called the pupil premium) which we can use to help your child.

To find out if your child qualifies for free school meals, and for any help or advice, please contact:-

Education Transport and Awards, PO Box 4261, Chelmsford, CM1 1GS

Telephone: 0845 603 2200





To find out if your child qualifies for free school transport, and for any help or advice please contact:-

Education Transport and Awards, PO Box 4261, Chelmsford, CM1 1GS

Telephone: 0845 603 2200