The admissions round for children joining Reception in September 2021 opens on 2nd November 2020 and closes on 15th January 2021.  If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 you should apply for a school place.  Due to Covid-19 we are unable to offer onsite tours for prospective parents. However, we are working very hard to put together virtual tours and they will be available on the school website from Monday 9th November 2020. 

Applications received after the closing date are treated as late applications. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.

Please take the time to read our primary admissions brochure and then follow the instructions for applying.  This link will take you to the admissions area of Thurrock Council's website


Click here for Thurrock Council admissions site

Deneholm Admissions Policy 20/21

Deneholm Admissions Policy 21/22


A Virtual Tour of the School

Click on the links below to tour parts of the school: 

Welcome to Deneholm Primary School


School Hall

Front playground

Dinner Hall



Reception Part 1 

Starting School for the first time

We have a comprehensive induction programme which runs throughout the summer term prior to the children joining our school in the following September.

 Induction activities include:

  • Reception Induction Meeting for all reception parents to see the school and receive up to date information on the year ahead.
  • Story times and activity times for pupils and parents in the summer term before the children start.
  • Home visits by the Reception team as the children start school in September.

Joining the school later on

Sometimes children join the school when the term has started or later on in their school life. We make every effort to make sure they feel welcomed and are looked after to ensure that their start is as smooth as possible and they quickly make friends and settle. Again, mid-year admissions are managed by Thurrock Council.

Moving on – transfer to secondary school

Children go on to secondary school in September following their eleventh birthday. Information can be found on Thurrock Council's website. 



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