Applying to start infant and primary school for the first time.
Children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 (inclusive) will be starting Reception from September 2018.
Applications for infant and primary school that were received by the deadline of 15 January will be processed on 16 April.
If you submitted your application online, you will receive an email on 16 April confirming the outcome of the application. Emails will be sent between 4am and 11.59pm on 16 April.
If you applied online, you will be able to respond to the offer online, (see below).
Please note that if you have trouble logging in, we cannot assist with resetting passwords.
If you submitted a paper application form, you will be sent a letter on 16 April, by second class post, confirming the outcome of the application.
All applicants, whether they applied online or on paper, will be sent letters and all relevant information by second class post on 16 April.
Please allow two to four working days for your letters to arrive. They contain all the relevant information you need.
Information about applications will not be discussed over the telephone, so please do not call.
The deadline for accepting or declining a school place is 3 May 2018.
If you applied online, you can respond online instead of sending us your paper response form.
If you applied on paper, your completed paper response form must be received by the Admissions Team no later than 3 May.
Where a child has been refused a place at a preferred school, you can add their name to the relevant continued interest list.
The deadline for receipt of continued interest forms is 3 May.
If you applied online, you can add your child’s name to a continued interest list online if they were not offered a place at a school listed as a preference.
If you applied on paper, your completed paper continued interest form must be received by the Admissions Team no later than 3 May.
Forms received by 3 May will be considered in the second (late) allocation round on 12 June 2018.
Continued interest forms received after 3 May will be considered later in the year.
If your child has not been refused a place at a preferred school, you will not be able to add their name to a continued interest list.
If your child is eligible for free home to school transport, we will send you a transport form with your school allocation letter in the post.
You cannot respond to a transport offer online.
If you want to accept the offer of free home to school transport, or decline the offer, please complete the paper form and return it to the Admissions Team. The deadline for receipt of transport forms is 3 May.
Details for every state funded Oxfordshire school can be found on our list of schools page.
On this page you can find each school’s location, contact details, catchment area (where it has one), admissions rules and five-year history of allocation data.
Charlotte Avenue, Bicester, OX27 8BD
Admission Number: 30
For full contact details, oversubscription criteria and catchment area details please see our list of schools page
Further details available from the school’s website: www.gaglebrook.org.uk
Further information about application to Reception can be found in our primary and infant school guide, Starting School (pdf format, 1Mb)
Primary and infant school children below the age of eight are eligible for free home to school transport where they attend their nearest available school, if that school is over two miles from their home address. However, transport can also be provided where the distance to the nearest available school is less than two miles and the route is currently listed as dangerous by the council. Please see the Travelling to school page for further details.
To find out where your nearest school is, please contact us
Please note that where a new school is built, this can affect a child’s eligibility to school transport.
Many, but not all schools, have catchment (or designated) areas.
If there are more applications than places, priority is given to children in accordance with the school's published admission rules. We advise you to list your catchment school, if there is one for your address, as one of your preferences.
Please note that attending your catchment school does not guarantee that your child is eligible for free home to school transport. Primary and infant school children under the age of eight are eligible for free home to school transport where they attend their nearest available school, if that school is over two miles from their home address. However, transport can also be provided where the route to the nearest available school is less than 2 miles and the route is currently listed as dangerous by the council. Please see the Travelling to school page for further details.
Alternatively contact and address details can be found using the Oxfordshire schools search.
This search gives rough straight line distances from a post code to school. The Admissions Team measures more precisely, from the child’s home address to school, in determining home to school distances.
Catchment area is one of the ways that places at schools are decided. There are other factors, such as whether a child has a brother or sister at the school or whether they have special educational needs. Religious or faith schools could use the religion of your child or family as a deciding factor.
You can find the admission rules for all state funded Oxfordshire schools on our ‘list of schools’ page
You can do one or more of the following:
You have the right to appeal for a place at any school where a place could not be offered. The information sent out to you in the post will explain more about who is responsible for organising your appeal.
Information on how places were allocated at all schools is available on the individual school pages
Junior schools are those that take children aged 7-11. Please see the junior school page for further details.
Parents of children born between 1 April 2014 and 31 August 2014 may request that their application be deferred for entry to Reception in September 2019.
If this request is agreed to, it does not guarantee a place for your child at your preferred school and adds no weight to the application. The application will be considered alongside all others and any available places will be allocated in accordance with the school’s published admissions rules.
Full information on application deferrals can be found in the ‘Starting School’ online booklet, available from September.
To request a deferred application complete a deferral request form. You should submit the request before 15 January 2018.
For advice and information about applying for a primary or infant school place, please contact our School Admissions Team.
Visit the transferring schools page for information on in-year applications if you want to change your child's current school.