Admission to a junior school

Applying to transfer to junior school in September 2020.

Before you start

Advance notice of system outage

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Current status

Parents or carers of children attending infant school born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 (inclusive) need to apply for a junior school place for their children.

It is the responsibility of parents or carers to apply for a school place.

From 1 November 2019 you can apply online for a junior school place.

The deadline for receipt of completed junior school applications is 15 January 2020.

Who can apply

Junior applications can only be made for Year 2 children transferring to Year 3 at junior school.

If your child attends a primary school already, and you want them to transfer to another primary school for Year 3, this will be treated as an in-year transfer. The earliest such applications can be submitted is June 2020. Please see our school transfers page for further information.

Junior schools in Oxfordshire

There are three junior schools in Oxfordshire:

Area

Infant school

Historical linked junior or primary school

Faringdon

Faringdon Infant School Lechlade Road, Faringdon, SN7 8AH

Faringdon Junior School Gloucester Street, Faringdon, SN7 7HZ

Wallingford

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

Witney

St Mary’s CE Infant School, Witney Church Green, Witney, OX28 4AZ

The Batt CE Primary School Marlborough Lane, Witney, OX28 6DY

Please note that junior applications are not limited to just the above schools, and any junior or primary school place can be listed as a preference for infant to junior transfer.

Details for every state funded Oxfordshire school can be found on our list of schools page. On this page you can find each school’s location, contact details, catchment area (where it has one), admissions rules and a history of allocation data.

However, it is important to note that junior applications can only be made for infant children transferring to Year 3.

If your child attends a primary school already, and you want them to transfer to another primary school for Year 3, this will be treated as an in-year transfer. The earliest such applications can be submitted is June 2020. Please see school transfers page for further information.

 

Visit the school

Before you complete an application, we recommend that you visit the school you want your child to attend. You can do this by contacting the school directly to arrange an appointment.

Catchment areas

Many, but not all, primary and infant schools have catchment (or designated) areas. Where there is one, we advise you to enter your catchment school as one of your preferences. Details of catchment areas can be found for all schools (where they use them) on our list of schools page.

Applying for your catchment school does not guarantee that your child will be offered a place, or that they are eligible for free home to school transport.

Home to school transport

Junior school children are eligible for free home to school transport where they attend their nearest available school, if that school is over 2 miles (for those age 7) from their home address or 3 miles (for those age 8 and above). However, transport can also be provided where the distance to the nearest available school is less than the above distances and the route is currently listed as dangerous by the Council. Please see the Travelling to school page for further details and the full transport policy.

You should consider how your child will get to school if you apply for a place at a school that is further away than your nearest available school.

To find out where your nearest school is, please contact us.

Please note that where a new school is built, this can affect a child’s eligibility to school transport.