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Applying for your child's place in Reception


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.

It is not automatic that a younger sibling will be offered a place and all parents must submit an application.

It is the PARENTS responsibility to make an application. If you wish to apply by post please contact the school office and we can get a paper application form for you. 

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.


Information regarding appeals can be found here



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