Admissions

 Welcome to Oatlands School.

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 Please click on the image above to access a video welcoming prospective parents to Oatlands School

 

General Admissions Information

Oatlands is an Infant School in the North East of Surrey Education Authority with a published admission number of 90 children. Approximately 270 children will be on roll during the school year 2020/2021 aged four to seven. The children will be allocated classes according to age. There will be nine classes organised as follows:

  • 3 Reception Classes - age range (4 to 5 years)

  • 3 Year One Classes - age range (5 to 6 years)

  • 3 Year Two Classes - age range (6 to 7 years)

Admission to Oatlands

Applications for admission to Oatlands School are entirely managed by Surrey County Council (SCC) via their schools admissions team and according to their Determined Admission Arrangements (a copy of which can be accessed at the bottom of this page).

Changes have been made to the Determined Admissions Arrangements for those applying for places for children starting school in 2022.  Please see the document below entitled 'Changes to Determined Admissions Arrangements for 2022' for more information.

All applications are made online.

Please visit SCC's admissions pages to access the online application documents and for information about how to make an application by clicking here.

For 2022 reception starters (Children with a date of birth between 01/09/2017 and 31/08/2018), applications will be accepted from November 1st 2021 until January 15th 2022.

Parents will be informed of the outcome of their application on April 19th 2022 and must accept or decline the offer by 4th May 2022

Further useful information including Oatlands School's Admission Policy and important key dates can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Supplementary Information Forms - Unless you are a member of Oatlands School staff applying for a reception place for your child you DO NOT have to complete any supplementary forms as part of the application process.

SCC will allocate reception places to applicants according to the standard maintained schools admissions criteria details of which are outlined in the Determined Admission Arrangements document which can be found at the bottom of this page.  

For further information about schools in the area and how places were allocated last year please click this link Information on primary schools in Surrey 2021/22

Prospective Parent Tours

In order to assist parents and carers make an informed decision about which school to choose for their child we offer all our prospective parents the opportunity to visit our school, in groups during November each year.   

During your group tour you will meet our Head Teacher and her Senior Leadership team, hear all about what makes Oatlands School an outstanding choice for your child, see our teachers at work and our children learning.  You will also have an opportunity to ask questions about all aspects of school life and the admissions process.

We want to welcome as many new families as possible into school on our prospective parent meetings each year.  So that this is possible we ask that this year only one parent/carer attends per household and that you do NOT bring your pre-school aged child or any siblings to the tour. We also ask that if you have previously had children at Oatlands, you consider whether you need to come to another meeting or whether this place could be better used by a new family.

WE HAVE COMPLETED OUR SCHEDULE OF PROSPECTIVE PARENT MEETINGS FOR NEXT YEAR'S RECEPTION APPLICANTS.  

Sadly we cannot offer tours outside of these scheduled dates/times.

If you have missed out on this year's Prospective Parents Meetings, please take some time to look through the rest of this website which holds a wealth of information about all aspects of school life.  We are confident that you will find the answers to many of your questions contained within its pages. Do also spend some time watching the virtual school tour video which we put together last year for those families who sadly couldn't come into school to visit us.  It will give you an insight into what makes Oatlands School a very special place to learn.  

 

Starting School - Reception Children 2021-22

Local authorities and schools are obliged to provide all children with the opportunity to join a Reception class in the September following their fourth birthday. Details of exceptions to this timescale can be found in our Admissions Policy (see below) and on Surrey County Councils Admissions pages.   

It is the expectation of the Oatlands School Governors that parents accept and follow current school policy on the admission of pupils which states that all children should attend on a full time basis from the September following their fourth birthday.  Allowances can be made for individual pupils where the parent and the Head Teacher agree that a full time education would not initially be beneficial to the individual child.