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Foundation Stage Tour Dates (Nursery & Reception Class places)


You are warmly invited to attend our school tour dates for Nursery and Reception on either Monday 11th November 2019 at 9.30am or Monday 13th January 2019 at 9.30am


We currently have places available in both our Nursery (for January 2020) and Reception Class (for September 2020).


Children are able to join our Nursery class the main term after they turn 3 years of age, and we are able to offer both full or part time places.


There is no need to book.  Just come along and report to our school office.







The administration of admission arrangements (for Reception to year 6) into our school are dealt with by the Admissions team at Oxfordshire County Council. Full information can be found on their website at The process involves completing an application form (called a Common Admission Preference Form) which must be submitted to the county council generally by a date in mid-January of the year your child is due to start school. We adhere to Oxfordshire County Council's admission rules and policies.  For full details please follow this link to their website:

Current arrangements will remain in place until September 2020.




The catchment area for our school includes Brightwell Baldwin, Britwell Salome, Christmas Common, Clare, Cut Mill, Cuxham, Easington, Greenfield, Howe Hill, Northend Court, Northend, Portobello, Pyrton, Shirburn, Stoke Talmage, Upperton, and Watlington.




If your child has already started school and you are looking to transfer to a different school you will need to apply to the admissions team at Oxfordshire County Council and complete an In Year Transfer form.


Contact details for the admissions team at Oxfordshire County Council are as follows:


Oxfordshire County Council

The Admissions Team

County Hall

New Road

Oxford OX1 1ND


Telephone number: 0345 241 2487


To go straight to the school application page of the Council's website please follow this link:

Consultation on proposed admission arrangements for 2021-22


The governing body of Watlington Primary School is conducting a consultation on its proposed admission arrangements for the school year 2021-22. The consultation period will run from 6 December 2019 to 17 January 2020.


A copy of the consultation on changing the pupil admission number is below with the proposed admissions policy.


If you wish to comment on the proposed changes, please address any comments to Sarah Wood, Chair of Governors at Watlington Primary School, Love Lane, Watlington, Oxfordshire OX49 5RB, or by email:



All places for our Nursery class are dealt with by our school office team.


We have recently extended our nursery provision to 26 full time places (30 hours a week).  This is so we are able to offer the full 30 hours funding for eligible children.  We will be offering morning sessions from 9am to 12pm and afternoon sessions from 12pm to 3pm.  We will be able to accept children from the term (September, January, April) after they turn 3 years of age.


If you would like to apply for a nursery place for your child at our school please contact Mrs Jo Arnold in our office who will be happy to help you and forward to you our application form.


Please note that all admissions to our nursery are processed in accordance with Oxfordshire County Council's Policy for Admission to Nursery Classes (see below).

Nursery Application Form