Induction for Reception Children

Key dates

Please see the County Council for more detailed information on the admissions process.  Click here…

  • 1st November 2019 – parents can start to apply
  • 15th January 2020 – closing date for on-time applications
  • 16th April 2020 – allocation day: letters sent (by second class post) and emails sent detailing the offer of a school place
  • May 2020 – deadline for submitting response form, continued interest forms, late applications and changes of preference (check OCC website for dates once published)
  • June 2020 – second allocation round: letters sent after first run of continued interest list and late applications (check OCC website for dates once published)
  • September 2020 – start of the school year

The School Induction Process

Summer Term

  • Once places have been offered and accepted we will plan an evening meeting for parents only to meet the teachers and to find out about our school.
  • We have open afternoons for visits to the class.  From 1.30 to 2.30 throughout the last term we have an open hour for you to visit with your child.  All we ask is that you ring in the morning or book in advance as it is limited to 4 places.  This allows you to come and familiarise yourself and your child with the classroom and the school.  You can come as many times as you like, you know your child best and so will know how many visits they will need.
  • We also have an afternoon when we invite all the children and parents.  During this afternoon we take the parents to the hall for a tea/coffee and an opportunity to meet the headteacher while the children stay with their teacher and their classmates.


  • We offer home visits for approximately 20 minutes.  The class teacher and a teaching assistant will visit you and your child at home.  This gives you and your child an opportunity to ask any questions before they actually start.
  • The first day for the children will be in for just a morning.
  • The second day children will stay for the morning and also stay to lunch.
  • The third day children are in full time.

If you feel your child may need a longer settling in period then please speak to the headteacher in the summer term.