The School Governors are the Admissions Authority for the School. The Published Admissions Number for entry to the Reception (F1) year is 30. All other year groups also have 30 places.
Children are admitted to the school at the beginning of the September term following their fourth birthday. Admission in September 2015 is therefore open to children born between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011. Parents may defer entry until later in the school year 2015-16 or until the child reaches compulsory school age, i.e. the term after the child's fifth birthday, in which case the school will hold the place for the child.
If the parent or guardian of a child born between 1st April and 31st August 2011 wishes to defer entry to September 2016 a fresh "in-year" application for a place in year 1 would need to be made in June 2015. In such circumstances a place may not be available as Year1 could already have 30 children who entered the school at Reception (F1) age. Parents may also request that their children attend part-time until they reach compulsory school age, in which case they should discuss details with the Headteacher.
For purposes of this Admissions Policy, Deddington Partnership Foundation Stage Unit (PFSU) is a separate school with separate admissions criteria. Admission to the F2 class of the PFSU is no guarantee of admission to the school under this policy.
For admission purposes the 'term' dates are:
Autumn Term 1st September – 31st December
Spring Term 1st January – 31st March
Summer Term 1st April – 31st August
N.B. Oxfordshire County Council operates a six-term year in all its schools. This does not change the legal definition of a term which continues to be based on the conventional three-term pattern.
The Governors will allocate places considering all applications equally according to the Admissions Criteria below, and advise the Local Authority (LA) of the children that they propose to admit.