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Starting school

School admission policies, arrangements and how to apply to place your child at a school or nursery.

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Online applications

How to apply for a school place online.

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Infant and primary school

Applying to start infant and primary school for the first time.

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Junior school

Applying to transfer from infant to junior school

Secondary school

Information for parents and carers of children due to transfer to secondary school in September 2018

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List of schools

List of schools in Oxfordshire, from which you can find their contact details.

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Free school transport

Information about who can apply and what is available.

Admissions FAQs

Common questions about the school application process.

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Applying for nursery

Nursery admissions and details of providers of early years education.

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School appeals

You may appeal for a place at the school you want if you have not been offered a place.

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Travelling to school

Advice for schools and parents about school transport and other ways of getting to school.

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UTC and Studio Schools

How to apply for a Year 10 transfer at a more science focused and vocational curriculum school.

Transferring or moving school

How to apply to move between Oxfordshire schools or to a school in Oxfordshire (in-year transfer).

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Special schools and bases

Information for parents applying for a place in a special school or specialist resource base

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Admission rules and policies

Admissions policies and arrangements for community, voluntary aided, foundation and academies.

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