In Oxfordshire, all children are now admitted to start school in September of the academic year in which they will become 5.
Parents of children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 (inclusive) will need to apply for a primary or infant school place for their child.
St. Andrew’s planned admission number is 60. The procedure for admission to schools is controlled by Oxfordshire County Council and parents are invited to apply for a space from the 1st November in the year before your child is due to start school. Information/forms can be located 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 and we hold a number of open days at school in late Autumn to facilitate this. 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 days in October/November are an opportunity to see us at work and to ask questions of staff and governors about the school.
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 a visit in Term 6.
|Timeline for school admission|
|November in the year prior to admission||St. Andrew’s Open Days|
|November - January prior to admission||Complete and submit application form – see Local Authority (LA) website|
|May prior to admission||
LA informs parents/carers of school
Chinnor area transition meeting
|June - July||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.