Cecil Jones Academy admission arrangements fall within the current Southend-on-Sea . The LA administers admissions for the new Year 7 intake.

The school’s Planned Admission Number (PAN) is 220 for Year 7 and 200 in each year group in Years 8 – 11.

Details of how to apply are available, on request, from the school. Please contact us if you would like more information.

To visit the Southend-on Sea website for admissions, please click here. If you are planning to choose Cecil Jones Academy as a preference for your child moving from year 6 to 7, then please contact the local authorities cohort transition team if you have any questions.

If the school receives more applications than there are places (oversubscribed) it is the admission criteria that will decide if a place if offered to your child. Make sure you read the admission criteria for Southend-on Sea schools on the following link:



If you have received an offer of a place at Cecil Jones Academy, part of the Loxford School Trust, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you. I take great pride in the fact that you have entrusted the secondary education of your child to us here at Cecil Jones Academy.  The relationship between parents and school is vital in ensuring that your child has the opportunity to explore their talents and are given the chances to achieve their best.  Successful transition from Primary to Secondary School is crucial in ensuring that your child gets off to a flying start.

As such there are a number of important dates to note:

During the summer term, our Achievement Team Leader, SEND and Pastoral Teams visit many of our feeder primary schools to meet students who will be transferring to Cecil Jones Academy in the following September.

A parental information evening is held in early June to enable parents to ask questions and also to meet the Achievement Team Leader, Year Care Team and other staff who will support the new Year 7 students.

Cecil Jones Transition Day – Friday 3rd July 2020. The students will spend a day with us on Friday 3rd July 2020; this allows students to experience life in a secondary school prior to September and helps ensure the transfer is as smooth as possible.

All parents/carers will receive a personalised letter by the end of March with more detailed information.

Year 6 transition important information and dates

All new starters have been invited to attend the academy for a meeting between 2nd June – 9th June.

If you need reminding of the time of your meeting, or have not received a copy of the letter detailing the time of your appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact the academy on 01702 440000.

Please ensure you bring with you the following documents;

  • Proof of address
  • The student’s passport or birth certificate
  • Your completed admission booklet (Yellow pack that was included along with your invite letter

On Friday 3rd July all new Year 6 / Year 7 prospective students will be attending the academy for their taster day.

Students need to arrive at the academy by 9.00am wearing trainers and primary school uniform. Lunch will be provided, but if your child has any dietary requirements please encourage them to bring a packed lunch. All students will need to bring a snack with them for break-time.

Please note the students are not allowed to wear jewellery, except for a wrist watch.

Students will be dismissed from the academy at approximately 2.50pm and can be collected from the entrance area (near the footbridge).

Parent Pay invite letters will be posted to all new joiners by 17th July 2020, if you have not received your letter by Monday 10th August, then please contact the school office. If your Parent Pay account is not active as of the 2nd September, then this might mean your child will not be able to access any funds to purchase items from the school meal provider.

Tours around the Academy are available upon request. If you would like to go on a tour with a member of staff around the Academy, please don’t hesitate to call the main reception and ask.

Please ensure that your child arrives to school no later than 8.45am and meets on the school playground. You are more than welcome to bring your child to school; however, we could be grateful if you could leave them with one of the members of staff at the main school gate. If you are collecting your child, then please confirm where you will be meeting them as the area around the main school gate is very busy at the end of the school day.

For health and safety reasons, students are not permitted to be in the school car park, so please do not drop your child off in this area unless you have been issued with a pass by one of the school reception staff.

Over 100 year 6 students came to spend the day with us at Cecil Jones Academy today.

Students who will be joining us in September came along today to experience a day at Cecil Jones Academy in order to get rid of some of their worries about moving up to the Academy.

They went along to different lessons and met lots of members of staff. Every student visited our food technology department and made rock cakes to take home with them. They also visited the science department where they were using Bunsen burners. During this session they appeared to magically changed the colour of the flames from yellow to green and even red. There was a sensory experience in the English department and even some tricks from the maths department amongst the many activities that were running,

The students visited our Café during lunchtime and sampled some of the food available followed by some fun and games with the PE department during their break and lunchtime.

We ended the day with a short assembly where the students all received a certificate and a Cecil Jones teddy bear to keep as a memento of their day.

Students had a thoroughly enjoyable day with us here at Cecil Jones and we are all looking forward to September when they start their journey with us in earnest.

Now 6 months into their journey at Cecil Jones Year 7 and our new year 12 students had the following to say.

What is the school uniform policy?

Students will be expected to wear the correct uniform and be of smart and sensible appearance at all times.  Individual fashion statements such as extreme hair styles, unnatural hair colour, designer shirts, trainers and decorated footwear is not permitted.  No decorative attachments are to be worn in the hair.  Hair bands must be plain black or white with a maximum of 50mm width.  Tram-lines, Mohicans or other shaved shapes in the hair and ‘bar codes’ in eyebrows are not permitted.  Make-up and nail varnish or nail extensions and false eye lashes must not be worn at any time.  Tinted or cosmetic contact lenses and decorative dental wear are not permitted nor are bandannas, hoods, caps or hats. Students are allowed to wear a wrist watch and all other jewellery i.e. earrings etc. is banned from school.

School Uniform:

 All students are expected to wear the correct uniform at all times, blazers must be worn (and not kept in their bags) the correct footwear must be worn at all times i.e. black shoes which can be polished.  Hoodies, baseball caps and bandanas are not permitted.  These will be confiscated and returned at the end of the school week.  All outdoor coats must be appropriate for school.

By requiring students to wear the school uniform, it is intended to develop their sense of loyalty to the community of which they are members, and to encourage them to take a pride in their appearance.  Students are expected to wear full school uniform on the way to and from Cecil Jones Academy. Jewellery and other banned items will be confiscated and only returned at the end of each week.  However, in some cases parent/carers will be required to collect confiscated items.

Post 16 students will be expected to dress in smart business attire and to set an example to the younger students.

A detailed list of uniform requirements can be found in every student’s planner.

Please remember that the uniform for the new intake 2020/21 is very different than some of the older year groups and all students are expected to wear this style and not the previous black blazers.  An example of this new uniform will be available to view at our information day.

School Uniform can be purchased at the following times:

A uniform shop will be open on the following dates and times during the school holidays:








Cecil Jones


11am to 3pm



Cecil Jones


11am to 3pm



Cecil Jones


11am to 3pm

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01702 440000.  Please see Pages 18-19 for a full list of uniform expectations and rules and Page 22 for the order form.

Alternatively, uniform can be purchased online awww.schooluniformdirect.org.uk



Further Information


Navy with aqua braiding and embroidered school


Worn during the day, as well as to and from the school, unless directed otherwise by staff.  Only original buttons to be used to fasten – no safety pins etc. (Cecil Jones Academy keeps a stock of spare original buttons)

Trousers (Boys and girls)

Grey, classic style, full length

No jeans, washed grey, navy blue, corduroy, jean-like material, fashion trousers/leggings or shorts.  Trousers should be worn with a secure fit around the waist. Belts should be black, demure and functional, no oversized buckles, clasps, studs, trimmings, not worn as fashion accessory.

Skirt (Girls only)

The school skirt must be grey, and full box pleat style (pleat must be from waistline to hemline)  It must be no shorter than 3 cm above the knee with an embroidered school logo.

Skirts must be worn to their full length and not shortened by either taking them up or rolling them up at the waist.  

(Please note it must be a full box pleat and the school logo visible at all times)



Plain white traditional school shirt

The shirt should be tucked in and closed/buttoned/fastened at the neck.  Any polo-neck, T-shirt, vest or underwear worn underneath should not show or be visible through the shirt.  No designer shirts or girls fitted blouses.

School Tie

School tie, navy and aqua stripe with embroidered logo

Tie should be worn at appropriate length i.e. logo must be clearly visible below the knot.

School Jumper

V-neck navy with embroidered school logo

Optional, but only the school version is to be worn, no other jumpers are acceptable.

Socks/ Tights (Girls only)

Tights – Natural or black Socks –  Black or white

No footless, patterned or fishnet tights, leggings or legwarmers, socks not to be worn with tights, leggings or legwarmers.  Socks cannot be knee length – ankle socks only.


Polished black, traditional style, black laces and

stitching, black sole and heel

A plain design, no trimmings, no logos, no decorative buckles, no coloured laces or stitching, no labels, no tags, or other decorations.  No shoe/trainer cross footwear e.g. Prada.  No trainers or fabric shoes e.g. ‘Vans’/‘Air Force Ones’ or rugged hiking/work boots, ‘Kickers’  and ‘Dr

Martens’ boots or knee-length boots are not permitted. Plain black ‘Dr Martens’ shoes and ‘Kickers’ Lo-profile and lace up shoes are permitted; however, all stitching must be black.

Coat/ Jacket

Appropriate for school

No fabric/knitted tops, cardigans, jumpers, sweatshirts, tracksuit tops, waistcoats, sleeveless or hooded tops, body warmers, denim jackets etc. are to be worn.

Students’ PE fleece can be worn on top of their blazer as an outdoor coat if desired. However, no coats are to be worn within the school building.

Head Scarf

Plain black, white, grey or navy

For religious reasons only, with no patterns.

PE Polo Shirt

Navy with the Cecil Jones Academy embroidered logo

PE Joggers (optional)

Navy with the Cecil Jones Academy embroidered logo

PE Shorts

Navy (Plain)

PE Fleece Jacket

Navy with the Cecil Jones Academy embroidered logo

PE Rugby Shirt (optional)

Navy and Sky

PE Socks

Winter      –     Long white football socks (plain, no logos or branded)

Summer       –     Short white sports socks or long white football socks (plain, no logos or branded)



Individual fashion statements such as extreme hair styles or unnatural colours are not permitted.

Only black or white hair accessories are allowed.

No decorative attachments to braids or extensions are to be worn in the hair.

Tram lines, shaved shapes in the hair or ‘bar codes’ in eyebrows are not permitted.

Visible makeup, lip gloss, mascara and eye shadow, false eye lashes, eye lash extensions, nail varnish, nail decorations or extensions are not permitted.

Tinted or cosmetic contact lenses and decorative dental wear are not permitted.

No hoods, hats, caps or bandannas to be worn anywhere on the school site.


No pullovers, no cardigans, sweatshirts, hoodies or waistcoats are permitted other than the Cecil Jones Academy navy jumper with embroidered school logo.


No jewellery is allowed, except for one wrist watch

Nose studs, other forms of body piercing or visible tattoos are not permitted.

No accessories are to be worn around the neck, wrists, and ankles or attached to clothing.

Large amounts of money and expensive personal effects should not be brought on site.

Cecil Jones Academy will not accept liability for any claim arising from theft, accidental loss or damage to personal effects, money, belongings or clothing whilst on the premises.

Mobile phones, eWatches, personal stereos, e-readers, MP3/MP4 players, computer games etc. are banned from the school site.

Money should be kept in a purse or wallet. Confiscated items can be collected on a Friday from the School Office by a student, or a parent/carer at any other day of the week.

**All items of uniform should be clearly marked with the student’s name**