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Admissions policy consultation - November 2017 - January 15th 2018


The Governing Body of Edith Moorhouse School is consulting on a new admissions policy (below). The consultation period ends on Monday 15th January.  If you have any comments or questions please contact The Clerk to Governors at

Admissions policy consultation document

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. 


Our Admissions policy is detailed below.


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.

Nursery (F2) Admissions 


The Oxfordshire policy for Admission to Nursery classes and attached nursery schools is detailed below.


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 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2014 is 15 January 2018


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.



If you wish to appeal your child's school allocation to primary or secondary school, please refer to the appeals timeline below.



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 2017


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


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


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


Welcome to our school. The members of our school community are kind, friendly and welcoming. We hope you find all the information you need on our website. Please contact us if you cannot find what you need.

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