Nearly all primary pupils to attend one of their top choice schools

16 April 2024

The vast majority of children across Thurrock will start their school journey in September 2024 at one of their parent or guardians top 3 primary school choices.

From 2,350 applications, over 97% of children will have been offered one their top 3 places. 89% of applicants this year have been offered their first choice of primary school.

Parents and carers who applied for their child's primary school place online will be able to view which school has been allocated via their online account. For those who did not apply online, an offer letter has been posted today (Tuesday 16 April).

Waiting lists for school places will be ready on Wednesday 1 May. From this date, the council will be able to advise parents and carers of their waiting list positions for Thurrock schools. For waiting lists at schools outside the borough, parents or carers must contact the relevant school's local authority.

For more information, go to