Welcome to Oatlands School.
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 2022/23 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 - Children starting in Reception - September 2024
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).
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 2024 reception starters (Children with a date of birth between 01/09/2019 and 31/08/2020), applications will be accepted from October 30th 2023 until January 15th 2024.
Parents will be informed of the outcome of their application on April 16th 2024 and must accept or decline the offer by 30th April 2024
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 2023
Prospective Parent Tours
In order to assist parents and carers make an informed decision about which school to choose for their child we offer 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 only have limited time in our busy school calendar to run our Prospective Parent Meetings. We are also consistently oversubscribed (we receive more applications for Reception places than we can accommodate) and really want to ensure that all new families, for whom attending Oatlands is a realistic possibility, have the opportunity to see our school. With this in mind, we ask that you look closely at our admission criteria and consider how likely you are to be offered a place at Oatlands before booking onto a Prospective Parent Tour. Should you chose to attend we ask that only one parent/carer attends per household comes to the meeting and that you do NOT bring your pre-school aged child or any siblings to the tour. We also ask that if you are looking for future years or if you have previously had children at Oatlands, you consider whether you need to come to this meeting or whether this place could be better used by a new family.
Sadly we cannot offer tours outside of these scheduled dates/times.
Booking a space on a Prospective Parent Meeting:
OUR 2024 ADMISSIONS PROSPECTIVE PARENT MEETINGS ARE NOW ALL FULLY BOOKED. To join our waiting list, please email the school office email@example.com with your name, your child's name and date of birth and the date you would prefer to attend. If places become available, we will email you.
Friday 24th November 09.15 - 10.15 FULLY BOOKED
If you are not successful in securing a place on one of our 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 during lockdown for those families who 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. If you receive an offer of a place for your child at Oatlands School and you have not had a chance to visit us, we can, of course organise this ahead of the deadline for acceptance of the offer.
Starting School - Reception Children 2023-24
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.
For information about what you can expect when your child starts at Oatlands School, please look at the Reception 2023 pages in the menu to the left.