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Applying for your child's place in 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.



OCC Admission are now accepting applications for Reception entry in September 2022 . Parents are encouraged to apply online at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/primaryadmissions as this is the most secure way of applying.

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.

The closing date of Reception applications is  Saturday 15th January 2023, and the National offer date is Tuesday 19th April 2023.  The 15th January closing date is extremely important, as late applications will not be considered until May 2023 after the first offers have been made.  Parents who make a late application are less likely to be offered a place at one of their preferred schools.  The details of the admissions process is widely advertised in Doctors Surgeries, Libraries, Parish Councils, and made available to the 2,500 subscribers to the OCC Early Years Newsletter, and on the OCC Face Book page. 

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 click here to print out a paper copy of the form.

If you wish to apply by email you will need to request a writable copy via admin@hanwellfields.org

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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