GUIDANCE ON APPLYING

Admissions to Windrush Church of England Primary School are handled by Oxfordshire County Council. Applications can be made online HERE. Applications can also be made using a paper form, copies of which are available from the school office.

The admissions process for people seeking a Reception place in September 2022 opens on November 2nd 2021. The closing date for applications is January 15th 2022. Parents find out on April 19th if their application to Windrush has been successful. More relevant dates can be found HERE.

Guidance on transferring to Windrush during an academic year is available from the school office. Oxfordshire County Council explains how the in-year transfer process works HERE.

nursery admissions process

Parents need to express an interest in a nursery place directly to the school. The oversubscription criteria and the catchment area are the same as for the school, however, entitlement to free provision (15 or 30 hours per week) is subject to Oxfordshire County Council’s guidelines. If there is availability, parents will also be able to purchase additional hours to their free entitlement. 

send provision

The school will eventually include an eight-place specialist resourced provision for children with communication and interaction needs (autism, and speech and language difficulties), and physical or sensory needs. Admissions for these places will be coordinated with Oxfordshire County Council and are for children with Education Health Care Plans only. You can find out more about the county council’s SEND provision HERE

Religious character

Windrush Church of England Primary School is supported by the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE) and offers an education based on Christian values. It is a progressive Church of England (Anglican) school in character, but is for children of all faiths and none. No preference will be given to practising Anglican families in the admissions process. Click HERE to find out more about ODBE.

CATCHMENT AREA

The formal catchment area for Windrush CofE Primary School is shown on the interactive map below. The catchment area is used as part of the admissions oversubscription criteria to prioritise applications. In the event of more than 30 children applying for a place at the school, it will be used to prioritise applications.