Theydon Bois Primary School

Orchard Drive, Epping, Essex, CM16 7DH

01992 813083


 Determined Admission Arrangement TBPS 2020 - 2021

Determined Admission Arrangement TBPS 2021 - 2022

Determined Admission Arrangement TBPS 2022 - 2023




Virtual School Tour



9th November 2020 - Parents can apply for a primary school place from this date

 15th January 2021 - Closing date to apply for a school place for your child for September 2020

  16th April 2021 - National Offer Day (Parents are informed of the outcome of their application)

 14th May 2021 - Deadline by when appeals should have been lodged


In the event of oversubscription, places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:

1. Looked after children and previously looked after children.

2. Children with a sibling attending the school*.

3. Children living within the priority admission area of Theydon Bois Primary School.

4. Children living within the priority admission area of Coopersale and Theydon Garnon CE, Epping Primary, Epping Upland CE and Ivy Chimneys Primary Schools.

5. Remaining applications.

* The criteria of children with a sibling is only relevant in Year 6 if the application is for a mid-year transfer.

In the event of oversubscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from school, those living closest being the highest priority.

Theydon Bois Primary School is part of the Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust (EFSPT).

It is the policy of the Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust to administer all mid-year enquiries by email:

Essex County Council co-ordinates all admissions into primary schools within Essex and all applications for places at the school should be made via them. If you wish to apply for a place for your child at Theydon Bois Primary School, please contact Essex County Council:

Telephone: 0345 6032200 Email:

Visiting the school

If you wish to make an appointment to visit the school please ring or email:

Telephone: 01992 813083


 We will endeavour to answer all emails within 48 hours.

Unfortunately we are not going to be able to run our prospective parent tours this year, but instead will be filming a virtual tour that will be loaded onto our school website. This will hopefully be ready by the end of October.



For children starting infant, junior or primary school from September 2021




16 April 2021

National Offer Day - parents informed of outcome of application


17 May 2021

Deadline for submitting appeals


7 June to 19 July 2021

Appeals heard for those submitted by the deadline and where possible, for late appeals (last day of term: 21 July 2021)

September 2021 onwards

Appeals heard for any appeals not heard before 21 July 2021






Please help your child be school ready, using the links below:

 Guide to Starting School

Government is acting to get children ready for school

Foundation Years

Pacey Being School Ready

Place2Be Getting Ready to Start Primary School

Summer talk

Games and activities to support children's communication skills when you're out and about this coming year.