Wednesday 1st July - 2020 Reception Update:

You should now all have received an email detailing which class your child is in and some more information about what the start of the new term might look like. You will also have hopefully had a look at the new Reception 2020 pages linked under this page and will have enjoyed exploring our school with your child.  Unfortunately we are still not in a position to offer any individual visits to the school however we hope the resources now available will go some way to helping you and your child with the transition process.  

The School Office is still closed to visitors however if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email. 

We look forward to seeing you in September

The Admissions Team

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 2019/2020 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. All applications are made online. For 2020 reception starters, applications were accepted from November 4th 2019 until January 15th 2020. Please visit SCC's admissions pages to access the online application documents and for information about how to make a late application by clicking here.

A quick guide to the application process including key dates can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

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. 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 2020/21

Prospective Parent Tours

In order to assist parents and carers make an informed decision we like to offer all our prospective parents the opportunity to visit our school during the period that applications can be made.  Given the current climate and the restrictions being placed on visitors to the school, we are NOT in a position to confirm a schedule of Prospective Parents Meetings for the new academic year.  

Please check back over the next few months for an update as the situation progresses.


School Start Dates - Reception Children

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 on Surrey County Councils Admissions pages (click here).   

It is the expectation of the Oatlands School Governors that parents accept and follow current school policy on the admission of pupils, which is as outlined in the table below and enables all reception children to attend school on a full-time basis by the beginning of the 2nd half of the Autumn Term.

Fifth Birthday 2020/21       Commence School        Commence School Full Time
1st September - 31st December 2020 September 2020 September 2020
1st January - 31st August 2021 September 2020 - Part Time October 2020 (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 and timescales with any parent who is allocated a place at Oatlands.