Dear prospective parents and carers,
We do hope you will choose Cherry Fields Primary School for your child/children. We understand that as a new school that you may have some questions for us and we have added some FAQ's below.
Anything else you would like to know?
Please just ask and we'll add it to this list.
Q: What age should my child be to apply for a reception class place?
A: Children are admitted into a reception class the September after their fourth birthday. I.E children who turn four between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020
Q: When can I apply for a reception class place for my child?
A: Applications can be made to Oxfordshire from 1 November 2019 and to Cherry Fields Primary school directly.
Q: When is the closing date for applications to reception class?
A: Nationally this is 15 January 2019
Q: When will I be offered a place for my child?
A: National allocation day is 16 April 2020
Q: How may applications can I make?
A: You can express a preference of up to 4 schools on your Oxfordshire form.
Q: What about Cherry Fields, how do I apply for a place there?
A: For this year only Cherry Fields is outside of the coordinated scheme for admissions. This means that you will need to make a direct application to our school using this form
In effect this year parents applying for Cherry Fields Primary School will get an extra choice. Four choices at county level and one for Cherry Fields.
When your child should start school
|Date of Birth||Start School||Apply Between|
|1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016||September 2020||September 2019 - January 2020|
|1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017||September 2021||September 2020 - January 2021|
|1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018||September 2022||September 2021 - January 2022|
|1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019||September 2023||September 2022 - January 2023|
Children aged between five and 16 years of age should attend school.
Please use the below tables to work out when your child is due to start school or to work out which year group your child is currently in.
Which primary school year group your child is in for 2019/20 academic year
|Date of Birth||Year Group||What are my options?|
|1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015||Reception||Apply for an in-year school place|
|1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014||Year 1||Apply for an in-year school place|
|1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013||Year 2||Apply for a Junior school place for September 2020 if attending an Infant school|
|1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012||Year 3||Apply for an in-year school place|
|1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011||Year 4||Apply for an in-year school place|
|1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010||Year 5||Apply for an in-year school place|
|1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009||Year 6||Apply for an in-year school place AND apply to transfer to Secondary school in September 2020|