Admissions Policies

St Mary’s CE Infant School takes children aged 4 - 7, with a maximum of 30 children in each year group.

For children starting school in Reception in September 2023, applications should be made to Oxfordshire County Council Admissions by completing a Common Admissions Preference Form (CAPF) either in paper form or electronically.

The closing date for applications and the date for the offer of places will be in accordance with the co-ordinated admissions scheme, details of which will be common to all schools in the Local Authority (LA).

All admissions at other points in the year to Reception, or to any other year group are considered to be in-year admissions. Applications for in-year places should be made by contacting Oxfordshire County Council Admissions team at

Admissions to St Mary’s CE Infant School are considered against the over-subscription criteria set out in the relevant admissions policy.

Please click to see our Admissions frequently asked questions.  


Admissions Policy 2023-24

Admissions Policy 2024-2025

Admissions Policy 2025-2026


Please see documents from ODBE below relating to the Admissions Appeals Process

School Admissions Appeal Timetable 2024

Guidance on decision making in appeals relating to Infant Class Size