Goring C. of E. Primary School


Admissions Contact Details

email: admissions@goring.oxon.sch.uk

Admissions Policy

The 2024-2025 Admissions Policy is available below.

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 Church of England Primary School.

Admissions – Reception Class September 2024

If you are interested in a place for your child starting school for the first time at Goring Church of England Primary School then please contact us. 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 is responsible for decisions relating to admissions, but works closely with the Local Authority which coordinates admissions to all schools in Oxfordshire.

Reception entry in 2024 will be open to all children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020. The number of admissions for the academic year commencing 1st September 2024 is 30. Applications should be made via Oxfordshire County Council.

Applications for primary places can be submitted from 1st November 2023. The closing date is January 15th 2024.

Please contact the Local Authority regarding any late applications. Our admissions policy for September 2024 intake is below.

Click here to find out about applying to OCC for a primary school place for the first time including key dates.

Applications for in-year entry

You must apply directly to the school for in-year places using the form below. Please do not apply via the Local Authority.

Applications for places in the current Reception Class and Years 1 to 6 must be made directly to the school and not to the Local Authority as we process our own applications. An application form is available from the office or by clicking the link below. Please contact the school office if you have any queries.


If the number of applications exceeds the number of available places, please see the admissions policy above which clarifies our oversubscription process.


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. The timetable, which gives detailed information regarding the timings of the appeals procedure for Oxfordshire Church of England Schools, is below:

Appeal Stage Date
Primary National Offer Day applications (those received on time)   Tuesday 16 April 
Deadline for first round infant/primary/combined appeals (must give applicant 20 school days from date of refusal to prepare and lodge their appeal)  Wednesday 15 May 
Appeals will be heard (Must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline to lodge appeal)   Between Monday 10 June and Wednesday 17 July  
LATER APPLICATIONS WILL BE HEARD AS FOLLOWS:   Applicants must be given 20 school days to return and
lodge their appeal.  Within 40 school days of that date,
their appeal will be heard.   

Any objections can be referred to the Schools Adjudicator (www.schoolsadjudicator.gov.uk)

See below for a copy of the Appeal form.

2024 2025 Determined Admissions Policy
In-year Transfer Application Form
Oxfordshire Starting School Booklet
2025 2026 Determined Admissions Policy