Admission to School

Children start school in September of the academic year in which they turn 5.  The window for applications is open during the Autumn term prior to entry and the school holds open days for prospective parents to visit.  Applications are made through Oxfordshire County Council.  For more information please refer to the following web page:

Admissions Consultation

Oxfordshire schools in River Learning Trust are consulting on their Admissions Policies for the year 2021/22.  This is primarily to ensure that the Trust’s schools’ policies are in alignment with the in-year admissions arrangements for the OCC which our schools adhere to. The main change to the policies is in the way that distance to the school is measured and this is now “straight-line distance” in line with OCC practice.  Our school’s proposed policy can be found below. It is also on the OCC consultation portal.

Admissions Policy 2021 for Consultation

Admission to Nursery

The school deals with admissions to Nursery but follows Oxfordshire County Council’s Nursery Admissions Policy. Children may start Nursery in the term following their third birthday. Application forms are available HERE or from the school office.


The school offers up to 30 hours of funded nursery places. Parents may choose to take up either 15 hours or 30 hours per week term time only.  If parents choose 15 hours then this is split over 5 days a week either morning or afternoon sessions. click here to view our Nursery Offer


Nursery times run as follows:

Morning: 8.30am to 11.30am

Afternoon: 12.00pm to 3.00pm

All day: 8.30am to 3.00pm with optional lunch supervision from 11.30am to 12.30pm

Parents who choose 30 hours have the option for their child to stay over the lunchtime period of 11.30am to 12.00pm at a charge of £2 per day, or pick children up at 11.30am and drop them back at 12.00pm. Children staying for lunch will require a packed lunch.


Families where both parents/carers are working (or one if a lone parent) and earn at least the equivalent of minimum wage for 16 hours a week but under £100,000 per year may be eligible for 30 hours. Further details about eligibility and how to apply can be found at: