Admissions

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 2017 / 2018 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 are managed by Surrey County Council (SCC) via their schools admissions team. Applications are made online. For 2018 reception starters, applications are accepted until January 15th 2018. Please visit SCC's admissions pages to access the online application documents by clicking here.

SCC will offer reception places to applicants according to Oatlands' Admissions Criteria details of which are outlined in the document at the bottom of this page.

Prospective Parent Tours

In order to assist parents and carers make an informed decision we are delighted to be able to offer all our prospective parents the opportunity to visit the school.  This can be done by booking a place on one of our scheduled Prospective Parent Tours. These tours run during the Autumn term to coincide with the application window opening. Please contact the school office to book your place on a Prospective Parent Tour.  
PLEASE NOTE : PARENT TOURS FOR 2018 ADMISSIONS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED

School Start Dates

By law children must start full-time education no later than the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. It is recognised that following the Rose Review parents have the right to send their child to school on a full-time basis from the September in the year in which they turn five. However Oatlands School Governors would wish parents to accept and follow current school policy on the admission of pupils which is:

Fifth Birthday 2018/19          Commence School       Commence School Full Time
1 September - 31 December 2018September 2018September 2018
1 January - 31 March 2019September 2018 - Part TimeNovember 2018 (after half-term)
1 April - 31 August 2019September 2018 - Part TimeFebruary 2019 (after half-term)


The policy is based on sound educational practice which has helped Oatlands’ summer born pupils to achieve KS1 SATs outcomes significantly higher than those achieved by both summer and spring born pupils nationally. Parents should take this view into consideration when selecting a school for their child. The Headteacher is happy to discuss the policy with any parent who is allocated a place at Oatlands.