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‘Together in God’s loving family, we believe, we learn, we grow.’

‘Together in God’s loving family, we believe, we learn, we grow.’

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Thank you for showing an interest in joining our school!

Our school has a unique and special ‘family feel’ which enables children to settle in well when they start at St. Pius X School. Children become accustomed to working hard and achieving high standards whilst enjoying new and ever exciting experiences in their learning. We promote the Gospel values of our Christian faith throughout our daily life and aim to create a positive and caring environment for everyone.

St Pius X is a happy and successful school with dedicated staff, supportive parents and Governing Body. We seek to inspire, challenge and motivate all of our children encouraging them to become responsible and caring citizens of the future. We aim to nurture each child’s natural gifts and talents whilst providing a broad and well-balanced education in a safe and happy environment.

We view the education of all children as a joint venture involving: children, parents, staff, governors and the wider community to which we all belong. We encourage all members of our school family to participate in every aspect of school life, as we strongly believe that working together, we can provide the very best for every child. Through this joint partnership and commitment, we welcome new members to our school to work and grow in the love of Christ.

If you are looking for information about admissions into our Reception Class in September please read the September Admissions section.

If you have recently moved in to the area or wish to transfer schools, please read the Mid-Year Admissions section.

If you have any other queries or require further information please contact our school office by:

calling 01245 354875 or emailing

September 2022 Admissions.

Tours of St Pius X Catholic Primary School - By Appointment only.
If you would like a tour of St Pius X please call the school office on 01245 354875 to book your place. Tours will be running on the following dates only:

Wednesday 3rd November 2021 - 10am or 1.30pm

Thursday 4th November 2021 - 9.30am or  1.30pm

Tuesday 9th November 2021 - 9.30am or 1.30pm

Friday 12th November 2021 - 9.30am or 1.30pm

Thursday 18th November 2021 - 9.30am or 1.30pm

We ask that only one adult per family attend and that face masks are worn at all times during the tour. Tour groups will be limited to 5 adults.


Virtual Tour

We have compiled a virtual tour and welcome pack that will provide you with some useful information. Please click the link to view our virtual tour.

Applying Online
Applications for a school place in our Reception Class for September 2022 must be made online, through Essex County Council.
The application Window opens on Monday 8th November 2021. All Applications must be submitted to Essex County Council before the closing date of Saturday 5th January 2022. 

For further information please follow the link to the Essex County Council website.

Applying Under a Faith Criterion
St Pius X Catholic Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic children in accordance with the oversubscription criteria outlined in our admissions policy.

Everyone applying for a place at St Pius X must submit an online application through Essex County Council, however if you wish to apply for a place at St Pius X under a faith criterion you must also provide the school with:
1) A completed Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
2) Evidence of Religious Practice (i.e baptism certificate and letter of religious practice from your Priest/Minister.)
These documents must be supplied directly to the school office before the application closing date on 15th January 2022.



Mid-Year Admissions.

If you are moving into the area, or wish to transfer to St Pius X from another school you will need to make an online Mid-Year application through Essex County Council.
We highly recommend that you contact the school office before applying for a place so that we can advise you if we have places available in the year group you require.

Waiting List
In addition to their right of appeal, children who's applications have been unsuccessful are offered the opportunity to be placed on our waiting list.  Anyone wishing to be added to the waiting list must provide the school with:
1) A completed Waiting List SIF (Supplementary Information Form)
2) Certificate of Baptism (if applicable)
3) Letter of Practice from your Priest/Minister (if applicable).
Our waiting list is ranked according to the oversubscription criteria outlined in our admissions policy and priority will be given to children of Catholic families. Waiting lists are held open by the school until the last day of the Summer Term.

Applying Online
Applications for a place at St-Pius X must be made online, through Essex County Council.
Un-successful applications will not automatically be added to our waiting list.

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