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Admission Policies

To view a copy of the Nursery Admission Policy click here and for Reception to Year One click here

Applying for Your Child’s Next School

Moving from Caterpillars (Nursery) to Butterflies (Reception)

Despite previously applying for a Nursery place at Hanwell Fields, you will need to re-apply for a Reception school place. This will need to be applied through Oxfordshire County Council Admissions and not via the school direct.

The easiest way for you to apply for your child’s school place is using the Oxfordshire County Council’s online system. You can access information regarding Primary School Applications here

To guide you through the process there is an online video providing step-by-step instructions. There is no need to fill out both an online and paper application form, but if you require a paper copy then we can print one for you.

As part of the process you will be required to list three schools in order of preference. It is strongly advised that you use all three options despite wanting a place in just one setting. Oxfordshire County Council suggest ensuring that at least one of your options is your catchment school. To find out where this is (or to make sure we are your catchment school), please enter your postcode on the above website.

Remember- DON’T BE LATE! A late application means you are less likely to get a place with us. If you need support with the application process, please approach a member of the Nursery team and we will arrange some time to help you.

Moving on to Secondary School

To apply online for secondary school please visit the Oxfordshire website here.
Go to our Parents page for more information on Secondary Transition.

If you have any queries with either reception or secondary applications please contact the School office.

In Year Applications

All applications for Hanwell Fields is through Oxfordshire County Council. Please use their website for all the information and forms. We welcome prospective parents to visit the school where we can share with you our expectations around being a member of Hanwell. Click Here for OCC


All application for appeals are made through the Local Authority. Guidance can be found here: /Portals/0/School_Admission_Appeals_Code_2022.pdf

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