Admission to a junior school

Applying to junior school for the first time.

Respond to an offer

Current status

National allocation day - Applicants who applied online by 15 January 2019 will receive emails between 4am and 11.59pm on 16 April. If you submitted a paper application form, you will be sent a letter on 16 April, by second class post, confirming the outcome of the application.

How to respond to an offer

The deadline for accepting or declining a school place is 3 May 2019.

If you applied online, you can respond online. Please do not complete a paper form as well.

Respond to an offer

Forgotten your password?

You can reset your password for the online application portal on the forgotten password page.

If you applied on paper, your completed paper response form must be received by the Admissions Team no later than 3 May.

National allocation day

The email or letter will confirm the outcome of the application. Emails will be sent between 4am and 11.59pm on 16 April.

All applicants, whether they applied online or on paper, will be sent letters and all relevant information by second class post on 16 April.

Please allow two to four working days for your letters to arrive. They contain all the relevant information you need.

Information about applications will not be discussed over the telephone, so please do not call. 

Continued interest (waiting) list

If your child is not offered a place at your prefered school, you can decide to add their name to the waiting list of that school. Your child can only be added to the waiting list of a school that:

  • you selected on your application
  • is a higher preference than the school offered.

For example, if your child has been offered a place at your third preference school, they can be added to the waiting list of your first and second preference schools.

The deadline for receipt of continued interest forms is 3 May 2019.

If you applied online, you can add your child’s name to a continued interest list online.

If you applied on paper, your completed paper continued interest form must be received by the Admissions Team no later than 3 May.

Second allocation round

Continued interest forms received by 3 May will be considered in the second (late) allocation round on 12 June 2018.

Forms received after 3 May will be considered later in the year.

Free home to school transport

If your child is eligible for free home to school transport, we will send you a transport form with your school allocation letter in the post. You cannot respond to a transport offer online.

Complete the paper form and return it to the Admissions Team to accept or decline the offer of free home to school transport. The deadline for receipt of transport forms is 3 May.

Please note that children joining junior school are only eligible for free home to school transport where they attend the nearest available school where the distance from home to that school is over two miles (up to age 8) or three miles (children age 8 to 11); or where they attend the nearest available school where the route is listed as dangerous by the council.

How to decline a school place

If you have decided to decline the school place offered, you must tell the School Admissions Team in writing as soon as possible.

Independent school

If your child is going to attend an independent school, you must provide us with the name of the school in writing as soon as possible.

Leaving Oxfordshire

If you are leaving Oxfordshire, please let us know where you will be moving in writing as soon as possible.

Home educating

If you are going to educate your child at home, please let us know in writing as soon as possible. You can contact the Elective Home Education Team at ehe@oxfordshire.gov.uk for advice and support. 

Appeals

If your child has been refused admission to a school you have listed as a preference, you can appeal against the decision.

Visit our appealing for a school place page for more information.