South Moreton School Admissions Policy

Any child whose parents are residing in the parishes of North Moreton, South Moreton, Aston Tirrold and Aston Upthorpe are within the catchment area of School.

Children living in the catchment area of the school may be eligible for free home to school transport.  Information on who may qualify for free travel is available on OCC’s website and can be found at the following link  www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/schooltransport, along with the full policy on Home to School Travel and Transport.

Eligibility for free travel from home to school is determined by the School Admissions Team at the point an application is considered and the school place allocated.

Children whose parents reside outside the four parishes can state a preference for their child to be educated at South Moreton School or to be transferred from another school. If parents so wish then the following procedures must be followed:

  • An Oxfordshire County Council’s Admission to Primary Schools form has to be completed online or in paper format and returned to Oxfordshire County Council by the designated deadlines.
  • No place can be officially offered until written notification has been received from Oxfordshire County Council, admissions department.

Oxfordshire County Council is compelled by law to comply with parent wishes unless:

  • it prejudices the provision of efficient education and the efficient use of resources
  • there are no places available.

 Starting school

As a member school of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust, we follow the ODST admissions policy. Children who will be 5 years old between 1st September and 31st August, are offered a full time place from the beginning of the Autumn Term. Each child will be given the opportunity to visit the school during the term prior to their starting school. Children are expected to wear the school uniform at school and for school trips, unless they are informed otherwise.

Registration for September 2020

If you wish your child to be educated at South Moreton School, please contact the school and contact Oxfordshire County Council Admissions Department.   We welcome visitors to the school - please make an appointment with the School Office.

For children who will be 4 years old between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, registration forms are available online from Oxfordshire County Council website. https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/online-school-applications

These forms should be completed and returned by the date indicated by Oxfordshire County Council. Unfortunately, late registrations may result in disappointment, as places will be offered outside catchment area.

Consultation

The admissions policy for 2020-21 was consulted on over December 2017 and January 2018.  Responses received were considered by the governors and the policy was determined on the 8th February 2018. Schools are required to consult on their admissions arrangements at least every 7 years unless there are significant changes. 

Policy Documents and Appeals Timeline

2019/20 admissions policy             For in-year admissions during this current academic year

2020/21 admissions policy             For admissions from September 2020

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