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Thank you for your interest in Wolvercote Primary School.

Please call the school to make an appointment to come and look around. This will give you a good sense of what the school is like and an opportunity to ask us questions. We welcome visitors and enjoy showing people our wonderful school.

We also have a short video of the children leading a tour of our Reception classroom which can be viewed by clicking the link further down this page. 

Wolvercote Primary School is an Academy managed by the River Learning Trust and as such is its own admissions authority. The River Learning Trust has delegated the responsibility for admission arrangements for Wolvercote Primary School to the Local Authority, Oxfordshire County Council.

Details on how to apply for a full time place at Wolvercote Primary School, including the appeals process, can be found via the Local Authority Website:

Oxfordshire Gov Information regarding admissions to Wolvercote Primary School can be found below.


Admissions Policy - Reception to Y6

Applications for a Nursery Place

Children are eligible to join our nursery in September after their 3rd birthday. We have one intake in September, although if there is availability a child can join mid-year.

The school manages admissions for nursery places. Please contact the school office for an application form. Offers for September 2024 will be made on 22nd March 2024. Any applications after this date will be offered a place (if there is a space available) or placed on our waiting list.

The Nursery is open every morning (8.45-11.45am) for 15 fully funded hours.

There is also the option for children to stay all day as we are able to offer 30 hours provision.

Nursery Admissions Policy

Admissions for a Reception Place

Children are eligible to start fulltime at Wolvercote Primary School in the September after their 4th birthday.

Admission to our school is by application. Parents wishing to apply for their child to join the reception class must complete the application form provided by the local authority.

The window for people seeking a Reception place in September 2023 opened at the start of November 2022.

The deadline for applications was January 15th 2023.

Parents and carers find out on April 17th 2023 if their application to Wolvercote has been successful.

The deadline for applications for children to join reception in September 2024 is 15th January 2024

Children's tour of Reception for new Parents and Carers

Applications for Other Year Groups

For admission to all other year groups the application must still be made through the local authority.

Wolvercote is a popular and often oversubscribed school; if you are unsuccessful in gaining a place, it is possible to ask the local authority to keep your child on a continued interest list which means they will alert you should a place arise.

Map of Wolvercote Catchment Area

Secondary School

For secondary school entry into Year 7 in September 2023

Date Event
Wednesday 1st March 2023 First round allocation day (for on-time applications, received by 31st October 2022
11.59pm, Wednesday 29th March 2023 Deadline for submitting first round of secondary appeals.
From early May to Monday 19th June 2023 First round of secondary appeals heard.
Friday 5th May 2023 Second round of allocation day (for applications received 1st November 2022 to 15 March 2023)
11.59pm, Friday 9th June 2023 Deadline for submitting secondary (second round) appeals.
From late June to Thursday 14th September 2023 Second round of secondary appeals heard.


Primary School

For primary school entry into Reception in September 2023.

Date Event
Monday 17th April 2023 First round allocation day (for on-time applications, received by 15th January 2023)
11.59pm, Tuesday 16th May 2023 Deadline for submitting first round of primary appeals.
From mid-June to Monday 24th July 2023 First round of primary appeals heard.
Thursday 8th June 2023 Second round allocation day (for applications received 16th January to 2nd May 2022)
11.59pm, Thursday 6th July 2023 Deadline for submitting primary (second round) appeals.
From early September to Wednesday 11th October Second round of primary appeals heard.


Page Downloads Date  
4.1 Admissions FAQs 14th Sep 2023 Download
4.1 Admissions flow chart 14th Sep 2023 Download
4.1 In year admissions 14th Sep 2023 Download
4.1 nursery admissions 14th Sep 2023 Download
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