Joining Us


Y7 September and Mid Year Joiners Information
2023-24 Intake
2024-25 Intake

If your child has been offered a place in Year 7 for September 2023 or as a mid year joiner, then the following information that will assist your child settling into our school


Admission Policy 2023/24

Admissions Policy 2023-24

Applying for a place in Years 7-11

If your child is already of secondary school age and you wish to apply for a place in Year 7 to Year 11 in the academic year commencing September 2023, please click on the link below to complete the Mid Year Application form.

The earliest you can apply is the half term before you want your child to start, for instance, if you want your child to start in September, you can apply after the May half term break.

Once submitted it will be sent straight to our admissions department.  

  1. You will also need to arrange for your child’s current or previous school  to complete the form entitled Mid Year Application – previous school to complete, link below.  
  2. Please forward to the school a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport, any visas or settlement letters showing your right to be in the UK and evidence of your home address to [email protected].

Your application cannot be processed until 1 and 2 are completed.

Year 7 September 2024

Applications for September 2024 will open in Septmeber 2023 and information from Essex County Council will be sent to you.  You must apply directly to Essex County Council.  Further information will be published on thier website in due course

Read about the secondary school (year 7) place application process.

The national offer day is 1st March 2024. 

Please find below a copy of our determined admission arrangements for September 2024/25 intake.

Please click here to view the determined admission arrangements for 2024/25.

Priority Admission Area – List of Roads – Philip Morant School and College

Priority Admission Map – Philip Morant School and College

If you are not offered a place for Year 7 and wish to appeal,  please see the information on the appeals tab.


Year 7 September 2024 intake

Our independent appeal hearings is yet to be set.  As soon as we have a date it will be published here, but is likley to be somtime in June 2024. 

If you are not offer a place in Year 7 for September 2024, then please complete the appeals form below and submit, along with any paperwork that you wish to be considered to a[email protected].  Please submit by Friday 29th March 2024.

1 March 2024 The national offer day for secondary school places for September 2024

Master Appeals Form

A guide to school admission appeals

Appeal Information and Notes

Appeals Procedure


Mid-Year Appeals (for students in Y7-Y11 commencing September 2023-24)

If you have been refused a place at the school and wish to appeal the decision not to offer your child a place at the school please complete the Appeals Form and read the Appeals Information.

Master Appeals Form

A guide to school admission appeals

Appeal Information and Notes

Appeals Procedure



Click below to see the Philip Morant Prospectus

Applying for the Sixth Form – Sigma Sixth Colchester

The Philip Morant Sixth Form College  ‘Sigma Sixth Colchester’ welcomes over half of its students from local schools and non-Sigma Trust schools. They quickly become important and valued members of our college community. At our sixth form college our young people are valued. We have the highest expectations from all our students, whether that is academic achievement, involvement in the sixth form and care for each other.

Students can study a wide range of subjects at A-level or choose to study from our selection of L3 qualifications, including BTECs. The sixth form has a long tradition of academic excellence with many students securing places at top (Russell Group) universities or apprenticeships in leading companies. 

We are proud to include a Sports Academy which uses the sports facilities at The Northern Gateway Sports Park. Students can choose to study either the Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development course or access the extra-curricular provision of the academy when studying A-Level PE.

We are a progressive sixth form, with a proven track record of excellent examination results and excellent student care. Life in the sixth form is relaxed yet purposeful. Sigma Sixth will give you the opportunity to take part in a broad range of enrichment activities alongside your main programme of study. Some activities enable you to gain additional qualifications or experiences, whilst others allow you to develop a creative talent or leadership skills. Here at Sigma Sixth we have the highest expectations of our students, nurturing a growth mindset and ‘can do’ attitude.

For more information please click here to visit the Sigma Sixth website or choose one of the buttons below.


The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with.  As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools. 

If you are interested in applying for a vacancy within the Sigma Trust please view our current vacancies on TES or visit the Sigma Trust’s Careers page.

If you would like further details about any of our advertised posts please email the address above.

Governor Vacancies

Philip Morant School and College Local Governance Committee 
The Local Governance Committee (LGC) plays an important role in providing insight into the community , the opportunities and the challenges that a school faces in its local community. A committee consists of a minimum of nine members with at least two elected parents and two staff members, including the Headteacher. 
The LGC meetings are held every term with Governors taking on specific areas of responsibility to visit a school regularly and gather feedback across areas of the school such as curriculum, behaviour, safeguarding or safety. The Chairs of LGC meet with the Chair of the Trust and the CEO on a termly basis. 
Philip Morant School & College are proudly supported by a dedicated group of volunteer local Governors who operate as a joint LGC. 
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Local Governance Committee, please contact the Clerk to the LGC by email on [email protected]
The duties of the LGCs include:
  • Establishing the vision and ethos for the relevant academy ensuring that it fits within and promotes the vision and ethos of the Trust.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the values of the Academy
  • Supporting the Headteacher of the Academy and being a critical friend
  • Monitoring the achievement, quality of teaching and behaviour and safety within the Academy
  • Engagement with the Academy’s key stakeholders e.g. parents/carers, pupils and staff
  • Advising the Trustees about local issues they need to consider that affect the Academy

Click here for more information on the Philip Morant Local Governance Committee and for full details of the governance of The Sigma Trust including The Scheme of Delegation and Articles of Association are available on the Sigma Trust website.

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