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Transfer to junior school

Details of transferring to a junior school

Offer of a school place

Applicants who applied online for a school place were sent an email confirming the outcome of their application. If you cannot access your email, please wait for your letter.

All applicants who applied by the deadline were sent a letter with all relevant forms and information by 2nd class post on 18 April.

The result of applications will not be discussed over the phone. Please do not call the Admissions Team to discuss your application as all information and forms will come in the post with your letter.


The deadline for receipt of response forms, continued interest list forms and transport forms was 5 May 2017. If you missed this deadline, please return your forms to the Admissions Team as soon as possible, and no later than 30 June 2017.

Information about the continued interest list will not be available until 12 June.

General information

Parents of children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 (inclusive) who attend an infant school, need to apply for their children’s transfer to a junior or primary school.

In addition, parents of children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 (inclusive) who attend Year 2 at a primary school but want to apply for a transfer to a junior school (only) that does not have a current Year 2 class, need to apply for their children’s transfer.

Please note, parents of children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 (inclusive) who attend a primary school and want to apply for a transfer to another primary school to start Year 3 in September 2017 cannot apply using this process. Such applications are classed as “in-year” applications. These cannot be submitted until 5 June 2017.

How to apply

The deadline for infant and primary applications was 15 January 2017, and 5 May 2017 for the second allocation round.

If you missed this deadline complete a paper application form (pdf format, 98Kb) and ensure it reaches the Admissions Team no later than 30 June.

Make sure you understand the admissions process before applying by reading our Stepping up booklet (pdf format, 1.5Mb).

    Key dates

    • 18 April 2017 - Offer of school places sent by second class post and email
    • 5 May 2017 - Deadline for accepting or declining school places, and deadline for receipt of late application forms, continued interest list forms and changes of preference
    • 12 June 2017 - Second allocation round
    • 30 June 2017 - Deadline for accepting or declining school places, and for receipt of continued interest list forms for offers made on 12 June. Also deadline for receipt of late application forms and changes of preference for offers made on 12 June.
    • September 2017 - start of the school year

    Information for parents

    Our Stepping up booklet (pdf format, 1.5Mb) includes information for parents and carers of children due to transfer to Year 3 in a junior or primary school in September 2017.

    Important things to remember when applying

    • It is the responsibility of parents/carers to apply for a school place by the deadline of 15 January 2017
    • You can list three different schools in order of preference. We strongly advise you to use all three preferences
    • We advise you to enter your catchment (or designated) school as one of your preferences
    • Attending your catchment school does not entitle you to free home to school transport if it is not your closest school and / or under 3 miles away (for a child who will be over 8 years old during Year 3)
    • If your application is late, you are far less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools.

    Will my child get a place?

    Catchment area is one of the ways that places at schools are decided. There are other factors (e.g. whether a child has a brother or sister at the school). For transfer from infant to junior or primary schools the traditional linked junior/primary school gives priority at Year 3 to children attending the linked infant school. These links are:

    Infant School Historiacal linked junior or primary school
    Faringdon Infant School Lechlade Road, Faringdon, SN7 8AH Faringdon Junior School Gloucester Street, Faringdon, SN7 7HZ
    St Mary’s CE Infant School, Witney Church Green, Witney, OX28 4AZ The Batt CE Primary School Marlborough Lane, Witney, OX28 6DY
    St Nicholas Church of England Infants' School and Foundation Stage Unit, Wallingford St Nicholas Road, Wallingford, OX10 8HX Fir Tree Junior School Radnor Road, Wallingford, OX10 0NY
    * St Peter’s CE Infants’ School, Alvescot Main Road, Alvescot, Bampton, OX18 2PU St Christopher’s CE Primary School, Langford Lechlade Road, Langford, Lechlade, GL7 3LA

    * St Peter’s CE Infants’ School, Alvescot has now converted to a primary school.  Children completing Year 2 at the school can continue into Year 3 or transfer to an alternative school.

    Will I get help with transport to school?

    Read our school travel page to find out whether your child is eligible for free or concessionary transport.

    What if I don’t get the place I want?

    You can do one or more of the following:

    • Add your child's name to the Continued Interest (or waiting) list. More information (pdf format, 235Kb) Please beware that if you add your child’s name to a school’s continued interest list, and a place becomes available that can be allocated your child, the place will be given to your child and their place at the school originally offered will be taken away.
    • Change preferences - add new preference(s) or change preference order. More information (pdf format, 130Kb)  
    • Appeal for a place (see below)


    You have the right to appeal for a place at any school where a place could not be offered. The information sent out to you in the post will explain more about who is responsible for organising your appeal.

    How places were allocated

    Information on how places were allocated in a particular school is available on the individual school pages.

    Moving/transferring schools

    Visit the apply to transfer schools page if you are moving to Oxfordshire with a primary age child or are considering transferring your child to another primary school in Oxfordshire. Contact the Admissions Team for further advice.

    Last reviewed
    08 May 2017
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