St Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community


Welcome toSt Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community


Admissions for September 2022


Please visit if you wish to apply for a Reception place for September 2021, or if your child is currently in Year 6 and transitioning to secondary school.


Year 7 applications will close on 31st October 2021. Places will be offered on 2nd March 2021. 


Reception applications open on 1st October 2021 and will close on 15th January 2022. Places will be offered on 16th April 2021.


Please note that we have made an amendment to our oversubscription criteria for September 2021 admissions due to the church closure period throughout the Covid outbreak. It states:


In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship.” 

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 


Nursery admissions


How and when to apply for a nursery place.

If places are available children are eligible to be admitted the term after their third birthday and are admitted in criteria and date of birth order.


A child born between:             

  • 1 September and 31 December - is eligible from the start of the Spring Term in January
  • 1 January and 31 March - is eligible from the start of the Summer Term in April
  • 1 April and 31 August - is eligible from the start of the Autumn Term in September


Offer of a nursery place:

  • any letters/offers we send will be in relation to a September start only
  • once you have secured your September place, the school will contact you direct to offer any January or April starts
  • if an early place is not available the Families Information Service can also provide you with details of other registered providers


Session times:

  • the Headteacher decides which session a child will attend. Whilst every effort is made to take parents preferred session into account, parents must understand this is not always possible


How do I apply?

  • complete the appropriate online application form below


Select the appropriate application form for your child's date of birth:

Child's Date of Birth

Online application form link

01/09/2017 to 31/08/2018

Please note: you cannot use the online form to apply for a church school or an alternative setting to a school. To apply for:

  • Church School please print off the appropriate form from the right hand side of the page and return your completed for directly to the school.
  • Alternative Setting to a school please contact the Families Information Service on 0800 1384568 or contact the provider direct


Reception place - You must apply again for a Reception Place  

Attendance at a school nursery does not normally give you a place (please see the admission policy for individual schools). There is no automatic right of admission into a reception class and all parents must apply for the school they wish to attend.


Closing dates for admission to reception:

15th January 2021



If you have any questions or wish to discuss admissions contact: