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 2018/2019 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 are accepted from November 4th 2019 until January 15th 2020. Please visit SCC's admissions pages to access the online application documents 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 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 November and December once the SCC Primary School application window has opened. 

This year’s Prospective Parents Tours will be running from 10.00 – 11.00 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 6th November  THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
  • Wednesday 13th November THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
  • Wednesday 20th November THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
  • Wednesday 27th November THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
  • Wednesday 4th December   THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

You MUST pre-book your place on one of these sessions.  To book a place please email the school office on with the following information: 

  • Your Child’s name and Date of Birth
  • Your name (and the name of any additional adult attending)
  • The date of the session you would like to attend.
  • A contact telephone number

We want to give as many families as possible the chance to see our school but are limited both in the number of sessions we can run and the numbers attending each session.  Please only book a place if you have a child who is due to start in reception in September 2020. We must also ask that only 2 adults per family attend the tour and that, wherever possible, children do not attend. 

We will confirm your place by email and look forward to meeting you.


School Start Dates

Local authorities and schools must provide all children with the opportunity to join a Reception class in the September following their fourth birthday.  However a child does not reach statutory school age until the beginning of the term after they turn five years old.  In recognition that some parents will feel that their child is not ready to start school in the September after their child turns four, parents can request that their child attends Reception part-time until they reach statutory school age; or that the date their child is admitted to Reception is deferred until later in the same academic year, but not beyond the start of the summer term of the academic year for which a place has been offered.

However, Oatlands School Governors would wish parents to accept and follow current school policy on the admission of pupils, which is:

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 with any parent who is allocated a place at Oatlands.