Admissions

 Welcome to Oatlands School.

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 Please click on the image above to access our 2021 Prospective Parents Tour Video.

While we are unable to welcome you into our wonderful school, we hope that you enjoy watching the video and that it gives you a taster of what it means to belong to Oatlands.

We appreciate that having watched this video, not all of your questions may have been answered.  Please have a look at the document at the bottom of this page which contains the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.   If you have further questions and cannot find the answers on our website, please do email the school on info@oatlands.surrey.sch.uk and we will try to get back to you as quickly as we can.

Please also look at the Reception 2020 section of this site which proved very helpful to our 2020 new starters when they couldn't come in to school before starting in September.

From Mrs Mooney and the Oatlands team

 

 

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 2021 reception starters, applications will be accepted from November 2nd 2020 until January 14th 2021.

Parents will be informed of the outcome of their application on April 16th 2021

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

Suplementary 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 2020/21

Prospective Parent Tours

In order to assist parents and carers make an informed decision about which school to choose for their child we like to be able to offer all our prospective parents the opportunity to visit our school during the period that applications can be made.  Sadly given the current climate and the restrictions being placed on welcoming external visitors into our school, we are NOT in a position to offer Prospective Parents Meetings for 2021 Reception families at this time.  

Please click the video above to access our virtual school tour which we hope gives you an insight into what makes Oatlands School a very special place to learn.  Please also 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.  I would direct you specifically to the Reception 2020 pages which were created to help our 2020 Reception starters with their transition when they were unable to come into school.

 

School Start Dates - 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 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 2021/22       Commence School        Commence School Full Time
1st September - 31st December 2021 September 2021 September 2021
1st January - 31st August 2022 September 2021 - Part Time October 2021 (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.