Pupils are invited into the school for visits. This will help your child become familiar with the surroundings and routines of school. If your child is at a nursery setting outside of West Kidlington, we will make a point to go and visit them so that we get to know your child in that setting and talk to their nursery to understand their interests and development.
During the period before they start, we will arrange meetings for parents to discuss our partnership with you and talk about any concerns you might have. We are keen to meet families and give them the very best support in enabling children to become part of our community.
Administration of admission arrangements to county primary schools is dealt with centrally by Oxfordshire County Council. A booklet, called Starting School’, setting out the F1 admissions procedures and criteria for each school, together with an application (common admission preference form) is available from the County Council admissions team. Completed forms or online admissions must be returned to the school admission team or first preference school by the submission date in the autumn term prior to starting.
For parents and carers of children seeking to join the school in other years, admissions are also handled by the County Council admissions department. They can be contacted on 0345 241 2487 or via their website.
West Kidlington Primary School and Nursery welcomes all children, regardless of special needs or disability. Pupils with additional needs are welcomed and encouraged to have extra visits before starting school, and there will be close liaison with parents to ensure that the best arrangements are in place from the day they join us.