Admission to Nursery
Children normally join the nursery when they are three years old and parents are advised to register their child for the waiting list at the age of two. Deciding on the right placement for nursery and school is important and we do everything we can to help. Visits to the nursery and main school are welcome and can be arranged by telephone. Our nursery has places for twenty-six children in the morning and twenty-six in the afternoon. A place in the Nursery does not mean that your child will automatically get a full time place in the School. Application packs are sent out by Reading Borough Council in the November of the year before your child is due to start school. These forms should be returned to Reading Borough Council by the date shown on the form (usually by mid January).
Admission to Reception Class Children are admitted to a Reception class in the September of the year in which they are five and are determined by Reading Borough Council Admissions Department. Children will have had the chance to visit their new class and meet their teacher on a number of occasions. There are often more applications that places in Reception Class and attending Nursery does not give your child priority for admission.
Admission to Main School
All In-Year Admissions are arranged by Reading Borough Council Admissions Team and applications for a school place must be made to the parent’s/carer’s home local authority. Please apply at the Civic Centre, Queen’s Walk, Reading RG1 7AE or telephone 0118 937 2601.
Please click on the links below for the Admissions Policies for individual years, the Appeals Procedure and Catchment Areas.
These documents are also available from the school office.
At the beginning of year six parents make a choice about which secondary school their child will attend. Representatives of the local secondary schools visit Oxford Road and some invite children for an induction day. We ensure that these arrangements are made smoothly and all information is passed on so that parents and children can make the right choices.
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