Registering children for nursery, school or college
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Nursery or pre-school
Advice on finding a place and on free entitlement is available from the Family Information Service. If you have identified a provider you would like to use, you can approach them directly.
For any help in finding a place, email email@example.com or phone 01865 323332.
Some 2, 3 and 4 year olds are eligible for free early education funding. If you have a young child, visit our website pages on free early education for 2 year olds and free early education for 3 -4 year olds..
To apply for a school place during the school year, you need to complete an in-year transfer form on our website. We aim to process these applications within 15 days but it can take longer.
If your child will reach the age of five between September 2023 and August 2024, applications can be submitted on our website for the reception year group at primary school, starting in September 2023.
If your child will reach the age of 12 between September 2023 and August 2024, applications can be submitted on our website for secondary school, starting in September 2023.
Applications will be considered alongside all other mainstream applications and places will be offered in accordance with the school’s published admissions rules. However, in exceptional circumstances, we may find an area where it is difficult to offer children places due to a lack of available space, but we will refer such cases to our In-Year Fair Access Panel.
If face-to-face support is needed with the application process, this is available from us at County Hall in Oxford with no appointment necessary.
Your children are entitled to a free school meal. Please contact the school for information and support.
For more information, and for a list of primary schools that manage their own applications, visit the schools pages on our website.
If you have any school application queries, the Schools Admissions Team can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 0345 241 2487.
College or sixth form
Contact the school or college direct.