Edith Moorhouse Primary School

Reach for the Stars!


We welcome visits to view our school, these can be made by contacting our School Office, who will arrange a meeting with the Headteacher or a member of our Senior Leadership Team. 

Please follow the link for full details of our Admissions Policy, as set out by Oxfordshire County Council.

You can apply online for a place in our school if your child is in a Reception through to Year 6 class.  Applications for our Nursery class are made directly through the school, you will need to complete and return our enrolment form (please click on the link below to download) and return the form to the School Office.  Please note that even if your child has a place in our Nursery Class, you will still need to apply through Oxfordshire County Council for their Reception class place.

The following link shows the area which falls into our Catchment.



Nursery (F2) Admissions September 2017

Please click here for Oxfordshire Policy for Admission to Nursery Classes and Attached Nursery Schools.

To apply for a place in our Nursery please complete and return our Pupil Enrolment Form.  


Reception Admissions - Deadline for online applications if your child's birthday falls between 01/09/2012 - 31/08/2013 is 15 January 2017

Children are considered to have reached statutory school age in the term after their fifth birthday.  However children may start full-time school in the Foundation Stage Unit in our Reception class at the beginning of the year in which they become five.  Children are offered a part-time place in our Foundation Stage Unit in our Nursery class the September after their third birthday.  

The policy of Oxfordshire County Council is to give parents as much freedom of choice of school as possible.  Normally there is a place for pupils at the school which serves the area in which s/he lives.  Parents are free to decide whether to accept that place or to seek a place at an alternative school where there is room.

To apply online click here www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions


Key admission dates for Primary Admissions 2017

Oxfordshire County Council Starting School Guide



If you wish to appeal your child's school allocation to primary or secondary school, please here for Admission Appeals Timeline in 2017



Please let us know as soon as possible if you are moving away from our school.  You will be given a leavers form which we request you complete and return to the school as soon as possible.  This will enable us to promptly forward any information to your child's new school.

Parents will be given their child's books and records which we ask you to deliver to the receiving school.  The school will then contact us to confirm your child's arrival.  We will ensure the minimum of disruption to your child's education.

Secondary Admissions - Transfer to Secondary Education - Deadline for online applications for our current Year 6 children is 31 October 2016

Children remain at Edith Moorhouse School until the end of the Summer Term after they reach the age of eleven.  Prior to transfer, the parents of all children concerned will receive information from the County Education Officer outlining the provision available in the area. To apply online click here www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

Key Admission dates for Secondary Admissions 2017

The designated secondary school for this area is Carterton Community College.  

You may also find the following Transition to Secondary School A Parents Guide useful