The school is currently operating at full capacity and is only accepting pupils onto the waiting list.  Please contact the school office if you require any further information.


Calling all Prospective Parents

for Early Years Foundation Stage intake September 2021!

In these unprecedented times, we at Great Dunmow Primary School are still offering prospective parents the chance to meet the Headteacher and to see why Great Dunmow Primary School is so ‘Great’.


Please choose a suitable date from the list below for a virtual tour and call or email the school office to book your place; email, telephone 01371 873184.


Virtual tours (below) will be via Zoom and we will require your Zoom user name, email address and contact number when you book your slot.  These tours will include a presentation from the Headteacher and a tour of the school. 


Tuesday 13th October 2020 at 9:30am – Virtual tour via Zoom

Monday 19th October 2020 at 2pm – Virtual tour via Zoom

Monday 9th November 2020 at 6pm – Virtual tour via Zoom

Monday 30th November 2020 at 9:30am – Virtual tour via Zoom


In addition, live tours will also be available.  These will be socially distanced in small groups (no more than 5 adults, no children please) with the Headteacher and will take place externally.  Please phone the school for details.


We look forward to seeing you.



To apply for a place at our school, please use this link:

which will direct you to Essex County Council’s online application page where you are also able to download and print an application form. We are not able to receive applications sent directly to us.


Please use the catchment area finder:

to help with your application.

Admissions Policy


If your application is not successful you have a right to appeal to an independent appeal panel for a place  where you have applied and been refused.  Please go to for more information about this.  Appeals should be lodged within 20 school days of the refusal letter.

There are limited circumstances in which an infant class size appeal can be successful.  Please see the guidance on the website for more information on how these appeals are considered.