Admission to infant and primary school

Applying to start infant and primary school for the first time.

How it works

Current status

Applicants who applied online by 15 January 2019 will be contacted on 16 April 2019 with the outcome of their application.

Parents of children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 (inclusive) need to apply for a primary or infant school place for their children.

List of schools

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 five-year history of allocation data.

Junior schools are those that take children aged 7-11. Please see the admission to a junior school page for further details.

Key dates

If your application is late, it will be processed later in the year, and you are far less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools.

Key dates Event
25 October 2018 Parents can start to apply.
15 January 2019 Closing date for applications.
16 April 2019 National Allocation Day: letters (sent by second class post) and emails sent detailing the offer of a school place.
3 May 2019 Last date for responding to an offer and for placing a child’s name on a 'continued Interest (waiting) list' in response to offers made on 16 April; and last date for late applications and changes of preference to be considered in the second round of the allocation process.
12 June 2019 Second allocation round.
September 2019 Start of the school year.