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On this page you will find full details of our school admissions policy, including our criteria for admissions, how to apply for a place at our school and our oversubscription criteria. You will also find information about how you can find out more about our admissions policy and how to appeal if you are unhappy with the school place you are offered for your child.

Our school follows the Faringdon Academy of Schools (FAoS) Admissions Policy. Full details can be found on our website under the ‘Policies’ section.


Admissions are administered on our behalf by the Local Education Authority (Oxfordshire County Council). The dates relating to each year’s admissions are available on the Oxfordshire County Council website. Parents are strongly advised to meet the timetable requirements detailed by OCC.




School Admissions Team
Ground Floor
County Hall
New Road

Tel: 01865 815175 (you cannot apply for a place over the telephone)


Children starting school for the first time:


You must make an application for your child to start primary or infant school for the first time in the Autumn Term after your child's third birthday. It is a legal requirement that all children are in full time education by the beginning of the term of their 5th birthday. All children may start in September after their 4th birthday.

School Admissions


The admission process is through Oxfordshire County Council, important dates are:


  • 15 January 2020 - closing date for on-time applications
  • 16 April 2020 – allocation day: letters sent (by second class post) and emails sent detailing the offer of a school place
  • September 2020 – start of the school year

Appealing for a school place

You may appeal for a place at the school you want if you have not been offered a place.