Wood Farm Primary School


Applying for a place in Reception September 2024

Child in sandpit

If your child turns five between September 2024 and August 2025 you will be thinking about choosing a primary school for next September. We're delighted that you have visited our website, to find out more about our school and the admissions process.

We have two Reception classes at Wood Farm, so each year we admit 60 children to the youngest classes in our school. We have an experienced and friendly staff team, led by our two class teachers and supported by our team of Teaching Assistants and Nursery Nurses. We are very fortunate to have beautiful modern buildings at Wood Farm, with a large enclosed Reception garden that the children access year-round. We also have our on-site Forest School site, and we work closely with the Slade Nursery School, which joins on to us.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum - each day the children experience a mixture of whole class or group teaching, small group work, and play and exploration activities. Children also enjoy snack time together in class, and eat lunch prepared freshly each day in our school kitchens.

We'd love to welcome you to our school on one of our open sessions or booked visits during October to January. Please contact our school office to arrange a visit: office.2589@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk Tel: 01865 762575. 

Applications for admission to Wood Farm Primary are made through Oxfordshire County Council's Schools Admissions Service.  Children start primary school in the academic year that they turn five, and places allocated in our school are full-time from September.  

We are always pleased to meet parents who are thinking about applying for a place at Wood Farm School: just contact the school office to make an appointment and we will be delighted to show you around our beautiful school, and introduce you to our staff and children.

Click here to watch a short introductory film about Reception at Wood Farm Primary

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In-year admissions

Each year children also apply to join us in other years in the school, either because they have moved into the area or have moved school.  This is known as an 'in-year transfer', and once again is managed by the Admissions Service.

Please do contact us if you have moved into the area and would like to visit us and find out more about our wonderful school, and joining us at Wood Farm Primary.

My child moved school mid-year, Wood Farm have been fantastic at helping her settle in and quickly assessing her strengths and weaknesses.