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New Parents

Please see the information below and also under the 'Parents' - 'New Parents' section of this website for more information on starting at Goring Primary School.

Admissions - Reception September 2017

If you are interested in a place for your child starting school for the first time at Goring school then please contact us to arrange a visit.  You will need to complete the application process via the Local Authority, Oxfordshire County Council.  For all other in-year applications, please see below.

The Governing Body of the school is responsible for decisions relating to admissions, but works closely with the Local Authority who co-ordinate admissions to all schools in Oxfordshire.  A copy of our admissions policy is available on the policies page of this site and is also posted below.

Reception entry in 2017 will be open to all children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013. The number of admissions for the academic year commencing 1st September 2017 is 30.  Applications should be made via Oxfordshire County Council.  The closing date for applications was January 15th 2017. Please contact the Local Authority regarding any late applications.  Our admissions policy for September 2017 intake is posted below.

Click here - Applying to OCC for a Primary School place for the first time

click here - How to find your catchment area

Applications for in-year entry



Applications for places in the current Reception Class and Years 1 to 6 must be made directly to the school NOT the local authority as we process our own applications.  An application form is available from the office or by clicking the link below.  If you are applying for your child to start at a school in Reception class for the first time, applications are run by the Local Authority.  (Please see link to their website above.)  Please contact the school office if you have any queries or to arrange a visit.


If you are not successful in being offered a place at Goring Primary School, you have the right to appeal the decision.  Appeals are run by an independent panel at the Oxford Diocese.  An appeal form should be completed and returned to the school office.  Appeals are usually held 30 school days from receipt of appeal form.  

If your appeal is regarding the allocation of a place for your child to start school for the first time then the appeal process follows a timetable set out by the Diocese. A timetable for 2017 which gives detailed information regarding the timings of the appeals procedure for Oxfordshire Church of England Schools is posted below and is available from the Diocese. 

Click here for Appeal Form

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