Please call the school to make an appointment to come and look around. This will give you a good sense of what the school is like and an opportunity to ask us questions. We welcome visitors and enjoy showing people our wonderful school.
We also have a short video of the children leading a tour of our Reception classroom which can be viewed by clicking the link further down this page.
Wolvercote Primary School is an Academy managed by the River Learning Trust and as such is its own admissions authority. The River Learning Trust has delegated the responsibility for admission arrangements for Wolvercote Primary School to the Local Authority, Oxfordshire County Council.
Details on how to apply for a fulltime place at Wolvercote Primary School, including the appeals process, can be found via the Local Authority Website: http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/starting-school
Information regarding admissions to Wolvercote Primary School can be found below.
Applications for a Nursery Place
Children are eligible to join our nursery in September after their 3rd birthday. We have one intake in September, although if there is availability a child can join mid-year. The school manages admissions for nursery places. Please contact the school office for an application form. Offers for September 2024 will be made on 22nd March 2024. Any applications after this date will be offered a place (if there is a space available) or placed on our waiting list.
The Nursery is open every morning (8.45-11.45am) for 15 fully funded hours.
There is also the option for children to stay all day as we are able to offer 30 hours provision.
Admissions for a Reception Place
Children are eligible to start fulltime at Wolvercote Primary School in the September after their 4th birthday.
Admission to our school is by application. Parents wishing to apply for their child to join the reception class must complete the application form provided by the local authority.
The window for people seeking a Reception place in September 2023 opened at the start of November 2022.
The deadline for applications was January 15th 2023.
Parents and carers find out on April 17th 2023 if their application to Wolvercote has been successful.
The deadline for applications for children to join reception in September 2024 is 15th January 2024
Children's tour of Reception for new Parents and Carers
Please click on the link below to view a video of the children leading a tour of our Reception classroom.
Applications for Other Year Groups
For admission to all other year groups the application must still be made through the local authority.
Wolvercote is a popular and often oversubscribed school; if you are unsuccessful in gaining a place, it is possible to ask the local authority to keep your child on a continued interest list which means they will alert you should a place arise.
Admissions Appeals Timeline 2023
For secondary school entry into Year 7 in September 2023
|Wednesday 1 March 2023||First round allocation day (for on-time applications, received by 31 October 2022).|
|11.59 pm, Wednesday, 29 March 2023||Deadline for submitting first round of secondary appeals.|
|From early May to Monday 19 June 2023||First round of secondary appeals heard.|
|Friday 5 May 2023||Second round allocation day (for applications received 1 November 2022 to 15 March 2023).|
|11.59 pm, Friday 9 June 2023||Deadline for submitting secondary (second round) appeals.|
|From late June to Thursday 14 September 2023||Second round of secondary appeals heard.|
For primary school entry into Reception in September 2023
|Monday 17 April 2023||First round allocation day (for on-time applications, received by 15 January 2023).|
|11.59 pm, Tuesday 16 May 2023||Deadline for submitting first round of primary appeals.|
|From mid-June to Monday 24 July 2023||First round of primary appeals heard.|
|Thursday, 8 June 2023||Second round allocation day (for applications received 16 January to 2 May 2022).|
|11.59 pm, Thursday 6 July 2023||Deadline for submitting primary (second round) appeals.|
|From early September to Wednesday 11 October 2023||Second round of primary appeals heard.|