Thursday 16th April 2020 - Admissions Update:

We hope that you received the news you were hoping for today and have secured a place for your child/ren to join Oatlands School in September 2020.  If this is the case, and you have accepted your place at Oatlands, please bear with us and we will be in touch, by letter or email, within the next 3 weeks informing you of the next steps. We appreciate that you will be anxious for more information however we must ask that you are patient and DO NOT call the school as we are not in a position to pick up messages or respond to individual queries with any regularity.

If you have not received an offer of a place, did not receive the offer you wanted or have any other admissions questions please email Surrey County Council Admissions team on  They have asked that you DO NOT call them with your concerns and that they will respond to your emails as quickly as they are able to do so.

We look forward to seeing you in September

The Admissions Team

Oatlands School


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 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 our school.  This can be done by booking a place on one of our scheduled Prospective Parent Tours. These tours run each academic year during November and December once the SCC Primary School application window has opened. 

Dates and times of the Prospective Parent Tours for September 2021 Reception admissions will be published here once the timetable has been confirmed.  This is likely to be in the first 2 weeks of the 2020/21 Autumn Term.  

We cannot offer individual tours of the school outside of these scheduled Prospective Parent Sessions unless you have made an in-year application and have been offered a place at Oatlands without having had the opportunity to visit the school.


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.