Admissions

The School prospectus can be found here Prospectus 2015 2016

All admissions to school are made through the local authority admissions service. You should be able to find all the information you need here. If you need any help completing an application, please contact the school office on 01235 814718 between 8.30 and 3.30 Monday – Wednesday and speak to Mrs Bates.

We are fortunate in Didcot to have many good primary schools from which you can choose. It is worth visiting a few to see which one you feel will be the best fit for your child. We would be happy to show you around Stephen Freeman, please ring the school office or pop in to book on a tour or to speak to Miss Butler.

Admission to the nursery are currently handled by the school and follow the same admissions criteria as the main school:

In accordance with legal requirements, children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school in Part 4 of the Statement will always be admitted. The admission rules for community primary schools are shown below in descending order of priority.

  1. Children who are “looked after” by a Local Authority (LA) within the meaning of Section 22 of the Children Act 1989 at the time of their application, and “previously looked after” children. The term “previously looked after” refers only to children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).

2.   Disabled children who need to be admitted to a school on the grounds of physical accessibility. The definition of disability is that contained within the Equality   Act 2010.

3. Children who live in the school’s designated (catchment) area. If there are more applicants than places in this category, priority will be given in the following descending order:

a. First priority in category 3 will go to those children who have a brother or sister on roll already at the time of application who will still be attending at the time of entry. However, if there are more applicants than places, priority will be given to those children who live closest to the school using the shortest designated public route as defined on the Directorate for Children, Education & Families’ Geographic Information System.

b. Second priority in category 3 will go to those children who live closest to the school by the shortest designated public route as defined on the Directorate for Children, Education & Families’ Geographic Information System.

4. Children living outside the designated (catchment) area who will have a brother or sister on roll at the time of application who will still be attending at the time of entry. If there are more applicants than places, priority will be given to children who live closest to the school by the shortest designated public route as defined on the Directorate for Children, Education & Families’ Geographic Information System.

5. Those children who live closest to the school by the shortest designated public route as defined on the Directorate for Children, Education & Families’ Geographic Information System.