St Laurence School is an aided school and, as such, the School Governors are responsible for admitting children to the school.

The school admits children to the Foundation Class through Oxfordshire County Council's Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

Children are admitted to the Foundation Stage in the September following their fourth birthday. If you wish to apply for a place for your child you will need to complete two forms:

Oxfordshire County Council's Common Admission Preference Form (CAPF) - this can be obtained from OCC, normally in the September prior to your child starting school.

  • Details of OCC's Admissions Scheme can be found on their website -
  • Our own Supplementary Application form. You can submit your Supplementary Form to us before the CAPF form is published. We will then have your details on file, although places are allocated strictly according to the school's Admissions Policy, and early application confers no advantage.

Key Dates

25 October 2017    Parents can start to apply

15 January 2018    Closing date for on-time applications

16 April 2018         Allocation day: letters sent (by second class post) and emails sent detailing the offer of a school place

3 May 2018            deadline for submitting response form, continued interest forms, late applications and changes of preference

12 June 2018          second allocation round: letters sent after first run of continued interest list and late applications

September 2018     start of the school year


Transferring or moving school


If you are moving area or thinking of changing schools, please do get in touch to arrange a visit.

Applications for school places are administered by the Local Education Authority. Information is available from school or from here:

Click to see our Admissions Policy 2017/2018

Admissions Arrangements 2018/2019

Link to OCC Admissions

OCC Starting School info

Admissions Appeals Timetable

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