Trafalgar Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 9AS

01206 573519

Lexden Primary School

Community, Courage, Curiosity and Commitment

Year 6 transition information

The application period for admission to Year 7 in secondary schools for September 2024 opened on 12 September 2023.

From this date, parents/carers of current Year 6 Essex resident children will be able to make their applications using our website Last year, 99% of Essex parents applied online.

As usual, the Council will not be sending out letters to parents/carers about applying. All of the application information is published on the website above.

Parents/carers the need to apply for a secondary school place by the closing date of 31 October 2023.

Philip Morant School

Dear Parents and Carers


Philip Morant is a community where everyone feels they belong and are the best that they can be. We warmly welcome you to our Open Evening on Thursday 24th September, 2023. 

You and your child will be able to look around our wonderful school and see all we can offer, both in and out of the classroom. There are Headteacher talks at 4pm, 5pm and 6.30pm and you can book places here.


You can also visit the school on a normal school day by signing up for one of our Open Morning Tours. They take place during the mornings of Wednesday 27th September, Friday 29th September, Wednesday 4th October, Friday 6th October, Wednesday 11th October and Friday 13th October. Please book a tour here.


We very much look forward to meeting you and your child.


Mrs Neil


St Helena School

St Helena look forward to welcoming our prospective students and parents to the St Helena School Community Open Evening on Thursday 5th of October from 5pm to 7.00pm and to our Open Week tours on Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of October from 9.30am - 10.30am.


Please follow this link to their website.

The Stanway School

Open Evening
Thursday 28th September 2023 5:00pm - 8:00 pm

Headteacher talks will be held at 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm and 7:00pm.

Guided Tours are available all evening.

School day tours are available from Monday 25th - Friday 29th September 9:00am - 10:00am (please click here to book)

To view a copy of our NEW School Prospectus, please click here.

St Benedict's Catholic College

Open Evening - Wednesday 27th September 2023 I look forward to welcoming you to our Open Evening on Wednesday 27th September 2023 from 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm. During the evening you will have the opportunity to meet students and teachers, visit departments and take part in exciting activities. I will give a talk during the evening. You are also very welcome to visit the college during a college day, giving you the opportunity to visit lessons. Tours are available for parents/carers from Monday 2nd October 2023 and can be booked online -

Thomas Lord Audley School

The Open Evening will take place on Thursday 28 September between 5pm and 8pm. 

Headteacher's talks will be running at: 5:00pm, 5:45pm and 6:30pm.

Daily Headteacher tours will also be running from Monday 25th September to Thursday 28th September.  You are asked to arrive at 9:00am (no prior booking is necessary).

Paxman Academy

We look forward to welcoming our prospective students and parents to the Paxman Academy 
Open Evening on Thursday 5th of October from 5pm to 8.00pm and to our Open Morning tours on Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th of October from 9.00am - 10:00am.

The Sigma Trust is the data controller of the personal information you provide to us. When you fill out and submit our online form your contact details will be collected and shared with our Admin team. The purpose for collection of this data is to provide you with an appointment slot for the Open Mornings. It is not necessary to book for the Open Evening.  Your contact information will be held on our servers for 1 month.

The Data Protection Officer acts as a representative for The Sigma Trust with regard to its data controller responsibilities they can be contacted on