The Sweyne Park School Policy


Our Policy

Applications must be made by 31st October 2020 for Year 7 in accordance with the Essex Local Authority co-ordinated scheme.  This process is published by Essex County Council in the Secondary Education on Essex booklet.

  Educational Year Published Number of Admission
September 2021 Year 7 270
September 2021 Year 12 & 13 140

2022-2023 Admissions Policy Consultation

In accordance with the School Admissions Code (December 2014) views are sought on the proposed admission arrangements for 2022-2023.  A copy of the document can be found below.

The consultation period will last from 7th December 2020 until 31st January 2021.

Please send any comments regarding this consultation to, marked for the attention of Richard Bradley.

Comments can also be sent by post to the following address:

Mr R Bradley
The Sweyne Park School
Sir Walter Raleigh Drive

A copy of the final determined admission arrangements for 2022-2023 will be placed on the website on or before 15th March 2021.

The Admissions Process

When applications exceed the number of places we have available, and after the admission of pupils with Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs) where The Sweyne Park is named in the EHCP, the following criteria will be applied in ranked order:


Looked After Children and previously looked after children.


Children living in the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school


Other children living in the priority admission area


Children living outside the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school


Children of teaching and non-teaching staff who have been:

  • employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application for the school place; or
  • recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage

Remaining applications.

In the event of over subscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to the school, those living closest being given the highest priority.  Exceptional medical circumstances, supported by medical evidence, may override the above (other than Looked After Children and previously looked after children).

Up to 5 places in each year group are allocated to pupils with hearing impairment who are placed at the school due to its enhanced provision.

Admissions Availability

The Sweyne Park School is currently oversubscribed, but please contact Mr R Bradley for further details.

01268 784721

01268 780293

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