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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.


Admissions amendment to be applied from September 2021

In June 2021the DfE provided guidance around internationally adopted previously looked after children (IAPLAC), to be adopted and applied from September 2021.  The Board of Trustees adopted this amendment in June 2021 for implementation.  Please find the guidance below, to be read in conjunction with our Admissions policy.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 and ensuring the utmost safety of our children, staff and visitors - the tours will be held after school hours from 3:15 – 3:45pm.  We ask that all visitors wear a face covering and we are only accepting appointments for x2 households per tour and will need to know who will be attending the tour with you and a contact number.  We can only accept x6 people in total, per tour, including the member of staff taking the tour. 


All our tour dates have now past but please make contact with the office if you wish to visit our school.

Admission Numbers

The Faringdon Learning Trust will work with the Local Education Authority (LEA) each year to provide an appropriate number of places for our catchment area and the capacity of our schools, identified as the Published Admission Number. 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 Admission Procedure and School Place Appeals Procedure

Admissions are administered on our behalf by the LEA, according to the Oxfordshire County Council Policy. More information can be found on their website.

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.

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


Key dates for applications


Key datesEvent
2 November 2021   Applications open.
15 January 2022Closing date for applications.
19 April 2022National offer day: look online, receive email and letters are sent out by second class post where needed.
4 May 2022Last date to respond to offers.
Last date to be added to the continued interest list for offers made 19 April.
Last date for late applications, and changes of preference.
9 June 2022Offer day for late applications made by 4 May. 
23 June 2022Last date to respond to offers on 9 June.
Last date for change of preference for offers on 9 June
Last date to be added to the continued interest list for offers made 9 June.
September 2022Start of the school year.