We would love to get to know your child. West Kidlington offers a warm, caring environment where children thrive. We work to provide all pupils with a solid academic footing, which ensures that every child reaches their full potential, especially in the key areas of literacy, numeracy, science, and ICT. Our school also aims to help children develop as people, secure in knowing who they are and what they want from life. Our teaching philosophy is simple: we aim to combine the best of tried-and-tested methodology with new and innovative ways of teaching.
West Kidlington’s Ofsted inspection in 2019 recognised these strengths, with an overall effectiveness rating of Good with Outstanding personal development.
Pupils are invited into the school for visits. This will help your child become familiar with the surroundings and routines of school.
We offer transition sessions for each child during the school summer term before they start school for the first time as a four-year-old.
During the period before any child starts at West Kidlington, 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.
Moving to Kidlington or looking for a different school?
West Kidlington has space in most year groups and we welcome enquiries from parents and carers of children seeking to join the school. Admissions for all years are handled by the County Council admissions department.
They can be contacted on 0345 241 2487 or via their website.
Special needs or disability
West Kidlington Primary School and Nursery is an inclusive school and 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.
You can read more about West Kidlington’s approach to special educational needs and disabilities here
From our children
In West Kidlington Art Week 2020, our locked-down children and staff created art based on the theme: 'From my window'
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.