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Welcome to

Wolvercote Primary School

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Welcome to

Wolvercote primary School


Thank you for your interest in Wolvercote Primary School.


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.


Covid-19 arrangements. Visits are still taking place and parents are welcome to see around the school. The office would be pleased to make an appointment for you to visit.
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:



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 2022 will be made on 25th March 2022. 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 deadline for applications for children to join reception in September 2022 is 15th January 2022.

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.

(please note - filmed during COVID restrictions, barriers in place on the field!)

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.

The Appeals process and timetable can be found below.