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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. 


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 preschool are made directly through the school, you will need to complete our enrolment form and return to the School Office.  Please note that even if your child has a place in our preschool, you will still need to apply through Oxfordshire County Council for their Reception class place.  Our published admission number (PAN) is 45.

Reception Admissions - Deadline for online applications if your child's birthday falls between 01/09/2018 - 31/08/2019 is 15 January 2023.


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.  


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.


Secondary school


For secondary school entry into Year 7 in September 2023


Wednesday 1 March 2023First round allocation day (for on-time applications, received by 31 October 2022).
11.59 pm, Wednesday, 29 March 2023Deadline for submitting first round of secondary appeals.
From early May to Monday 19 June 2023 First round of secondary appeals heard.
Friday 5 May 2023Second round allocation day (for applications received 1 November 2022 to 15 March 2023).
11.59 pm, Friday 9 June 2023Deadline for submitting secondary (second round) appeals.
From late June to Thursday 14 September 2023

Second round of secondary appeals heard.





Primary school

For primary school entry into Reception in September 2023

Monday 17 April 2023First round allocation day (for on-time applications, received by 15 January 2023).
11.59 pm, Tuesday 16 May 2023Deadline for submitting first round of primary appeals.
From mid-June to Monday 24 July 2023 First round of primary appeals heard.
Thursday, 8 June 2023Second round allocation day (for applications received 16 January to 2 May 2022).
11.59 pm, Thursday 6 July 2023Deadline for submitting primary (second round) appeals.
From early September to Wednesday 11 October 2023Second round of primary appeals heard.



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 2022


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 .

Over subscription criteria:


Should we have more applications than spaces available, the Local authority will offer places based on the below criteria in order or rank.


0EHCP Naming School
22. Des Area / Sibling
33. Des Area
44. Sibling
55. Other
6Travel - Yes
7Travel - No
8Travel Accepted
9Travel Rejected

In Year admissions (Reception to Year 6):


All in Year transfers are dealt with by Oxfordshire County Council. If you would like to apply to move your child, please use the below link: