Early Years Welcome Letter - Please click the image to enlarge.
In Oxfordshire, all children are now admitted to start school in September of the academic year in which they will become 5.
Children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 (inclusive) need to apply for a primary or infant school place for their children.
St. Andrew’s planned admission number is 60. The procedure for admission to schools is controlled by Oxfordshire County Council and parents will need to fill in the admission form in the January of the year before your child is due to start school. This can be located in the Oxfordshire booklet ‘Starting School’ or by completing the admissions form online at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/schools/starting-school/infant-and-primary-school
You are very welcome to visit us when you are making your choice. All children in pre-school settings will be issued with the documentation from the County automatically.
Children are of course welcome to join us at any stage in their primary school career. Experienced staff and friendly children ease the time of transfer from one school to another.
Foundation Stage – Starting School
Before starting school, all new children and their families are encouraged to visit the school, meet with the Headteacher and experience the EYFS classes in session. Our open mornings in late October are another opportunity to see us at work and to ask questions of staff and governors about the school.
In Term 5, prior to your child’s admission to school, parents and carers are invited to an information evening about transition where the all the Chinnor area EYFS settings are represented (pre-schools and schools in Chinnor). Following this, an admissions evening is held in late May at St. Andrew’s, where parents and carers have an opportunity to find out more about the EYFS curriculum and how you can support your child with his/her learning.
All new EYFS children have the opportunity to join us for three visits in Term 6.
|Timeline for school admission|
|18 months prior to September admission||Visit school for a tour and discussion with Head teacher/EYFS Leader|
|October prior to admission||St. Andrew’s Open Mornings|
|January prior to admission||Complete and submit admission form – see ‘Starting School’ LA booklet and LA website|
|May prior to admission||LA informs parents/carers of school|
Chinnor area transition meeting
|June - July||3 visits to school|
Once your child has started school, there will be an opportunity in October and again in February, to book individual meetings with your child’s class teacher to discuss your child’s progress. Should additional meetings be required, an appointment can be made with the class teacher.