School published admission number 2024/25: 60

Number on roll (September 2023): 182 - over our PAN due to displaced children

There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area.

In the event of oversubscription, places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:

·  Looked after children and previously looked after children (as defined in the Primary Education in Essex 2024/25 brochure – linked below)

·  Children with a sibling attending the school or St Michael’s Junior school

·  Children living in the priority admission area

·  Remaining applications

In the event of oversubscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given the highest priority.

Galleywood Infant School provides for the full-time admission of all children from the September following their fourth birthday.  It is our policy to phase admission to the Foundation Stage over the first 5 days allowing all children time to settle happily and become familiar with school routines.  As dates vary each year, the timetable is explained at our meeting for new parents in the summer term prior to admission.

We liaise closely with all feeder playgroups and with St Michael’s Junior School to ensure a happy and smooth transition for children joining or leaving our school.

Please contact Essex County Council Admissions Department for further information.

Admission applications should be made through Essex County Council using the following link:-

Primary Education in Essex Brochure 2024-2025

Primary Education Mid Policy Directory 2024-2025


Galleywood Infant School
Barnard Road

Headteacher - Mrs Sarah Manning
SENCO - Mrs Kelly Fennell
Chair of Governors - Mr Richard  Holmes