admissions information

Admissions Policy 2022-2023


Admissions Policy 2021-2022


Secondary Education in Essex Admission Brochure 2020/2021


We value applications for admission to our school and we are always proud to offer prospective parents a tour of our excellent facilities which also gives the opportunity to meet both students and staff.

Parents and carers should note that applications must be made in accordance with the co-ordinated admission scheme operated by the childs home Local Authority. For children resident in Essex this is published by Essex County Council in the Secondary Education in Essex booklet.

Mid-year applications should be made to the school using the Application Form provided by Essex County Council which can be collected or mailed to you if you contact the main office.

For more information contact us:
Cornelius Vermuyden School
Dinant Avenue
Canvey Island

Telephone: 01268 685011 Fax: 01268 510290

Please be aware of the following arrangements for this summer's appeals process for parents wishing to appeal the decision not to offer their Year 6 child a place for entry to the Cornelius Vermuyden School in September 2021.

An appeal form should be requested, completed and returned to the school. This can be obtained from the school by telephoning on 01268 685011 or by emailing

The deadline for receipt of completed admission appeal forms and supporting documentation is Friday 26th March 2021. (This is the latest date to lodge a written appeal against a refusal of a place if you want an appeal to be heard before the end of the summer term. Appeal documentation received after 26th March may not be heard before the end of the summer term).

Appeals will be heard by an Independent Appeals Panel on 23rd April via Zoom.


If you wish to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place you must complete an appeal form. This can be obtained from the school by telephoning on 01268 685011 or by emailing

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Able Children in England

Cornelius Vermuyden are an official member of NACE (National association of Able Children in England).

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