Admissions Criteria

​Ormiston Rivers Academy is an 11-18 co-educational, sponsored Academy with one admission age group in Year 7 and one admission age group in Year 12.

Published Admission Number September 2021: 180

There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area. In the event of oversubscription, any remaining places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:

  1. Looked After Children and previously looked after children. (see note A in Admissions policy)
  2. Children living in the priority admission area with a sibling attending the academy. (see note B in the Admissions policy)
  3. Other children living in the priority admission area
  4. Children living outside the priority admission area with a sibling attending the academy
  5. Remaining applicants

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

The deadline for applications to join for September 2021 is 30th October 2020, applications are made online via Essex County Councils website

Information on how to appeal a decision, including the appeals timetable can be found online via Essex County Council: After your school offer

Special Educational Needs

Children with statements of special educational needs that name the Academy are required to be admitted.