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Church of England Primary School

Small school, big hearts. Wise, Responsible and Kind like the Good Samaritan.

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We currently places in years 3 and 5 places available.

On this page you will find full details of our school admissions policy, including our criteria for admissions, how to apply for a place at our school and our oversubscription criteria. You will also find information about how you can find out more about our admissions policy and how to appeal if you are unhappy with the school place you are offered for your child.


At Buckland School our nursery children take priority over children who live out of catchment without a sibling currently at the school and therefore our nursery children have a high likelihood of obtaining a school place.  For information on our nursery and admissions please visit our nursery page.


Admission Numbers

The Faringdon Academy of Schools will work with the Local Education Authority (LEA) each year to provide an appropriate number of places for our catchment area and the capacity of our schools, identified as the Published Admission Number. The dates relating to each year’s admissions are available on the Oxfordshire County Council website. Parents are strongly advised to meet the timetable requirements detailed by OCC.


School Admission Procedure and School Place Appeals Procedure

Admissions are administered on our behalf by the LEA, according to the Oxfordshire County Council Policy. More information can be found on their website.


School Admissions


The admission process is through Oxfordshire County Council, important dates are:


  • 1 November  - parents can start to apply 
  • 15 January 2020 - closing date for on-time applications
  • 16 April 2020 – allocation day: letters sent (by second class post) and emails sent detailing the offer of a school place
  • September 2020 – start of the school year


Nursery Admissions

Please see our Buckland Nursery page for details on nursery admissions and our expression of interest form.