Oxford Road Community School


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 3 hour places (universal offer) AM or PM session or 30 hour places for those who are eligible. Please find our Nursery Admissions policy.  

Am I eligible for a 15 hour place or a 30 hour place?

Go to the childcare choices website to find out whether your child is eligible for a 15hr or 30 hr Nursery place.

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 Brighter Futures for Children Admissions Department  on behalf of Reading Borough Council. All applications must be made through Brighter Futures for Children.  Please note, there are often more applications than places in Reception Class and attending  our Nursery does not give your child priority for admission.

Children who have been allocated a place by Brighter Futures for Children in our Reception class will have had the chance to visit their new class and meet their teacher on a number of occasions. We offer a holistic transition process for all children  including a transition day, visit to your child's current Nursery and home visit. We use this transition to build relationships, getting to know your child and family. 

Admission to Main School

All In-Year Admissions are arranged by Brighter Futures for Children Admissions Team on behalf of Reading Borough Council. 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 37 77. Click here to be directed to:

Brighter Future for Children School Admissions and Applications.

Admissions policy 2023-24

Admissions policy 2024-25

Admissions Guide 2023-24

Appeals Guide

Click here to see our Attendance policy

Secondary Transfer

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 Community School 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.

Secondary School Admissions

Nursery Waiting List 

Please complete our online Application form below, to be added to our  Nursery waiting list if your child is over 2 years old and are living in our catchment area. 



Please note that our Nursery is now full for the next academic year (September intake 2023). You can still complete a Nursery Waiting List application form for the following academic year or if you wish to be notified if a child withdraws from their place.


Further information about Nurseries in our local area can be found on the Family Information Service


Please complete all fields marked (*)

Child's surname as it appears on their birth certificate or passport

Child's first (and any middle names) as it appears on their birth certificate or passport


This must be the primary home address of the child and must be confirmed by relevant documentation to complete the admission process

Contact details of the applying parent/carer

Please note that you must be contactable by phone to notify you that a Nursery place has become available

Please note that written correspondence from the school will be by e-mail

Please e-mail supporting documentation to admin@oxfordroad.reading.sch.uk

https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/schools/admissions/primary/ - catchment areas for all Reading schools