We are currently full in every year group and hold a waiting list for any enquiries to join. Do contact Mrs Edwards to join the list.

Contact our Admissions Officer

Mrs Jackie Edwards



Our Academy is increasingly over-subscribed as first choice applications outnumber the places that we can offer. We operate an entirely fair and transparent admissions procedure, details of which are below.

Admission Arrangements

The Academy’s Admission Policy and the associated arrangements are set out below. If you would like to discuss the possibility of your child joining the Academy please contact Mrs Edwards, Admissions Officer on 01621 787844 or via

e-mail jedwards@ormistonriversacademy.co.uk

Please complete the following form for mid year applications. Mid year application form


Admissions Policy for entry in September 2019

Admissions Policy for entry in September 2020

Admissions Policy for entry in September 2021

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 for Year 7 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. 

Link here

Special Educational Needs

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

Arrangements for Parents to visit the academy

An Open Evening is held annually in the Autumn Term, which allows for parents and prospective students to visit different curriculum areas. The Open Evening for 2020/21 will be held on 17th September 2020. Open morning tours are available for a 2 week period daily from Monday 21st September 2020 until Friday 2nd October 2020.


Please call 01621 782377 to arrange an appointment. 


Summer Term Inductions

In the Summer Term, students from our feeder primary schools together with those allocated a place from outside of the catchment area that have been offered a place at the Academy, will be invited to attend an Induction Day. Students will meet their mentor, experience life in a secondary school and have the opportunity to meet other students.

View our Home to School Agreement Here

Mid Year Applications for admission

For Mid year admission applications please complete this form, this will need to be completed by applicants as well as their current school.


Our academy is currently full in every year group.

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