How to make an application for a Reception place

Oldfield Park Infant School is part of the Bath and North East Somerset’s Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. All applications for admission for a Reception place must be submitted to your Local Authority (LA) by the published closing date (15th January 2022). The Local Authority will forward all applications for schools in BaNES area to BaNES local authority. BaNES will then forward all applications for Oldfield Park Infant School to the school and the Admission Committee of the Governing Body will rank all applications against the schools admission criteria. The ranked list will then be returned to the Local Authority under the co-ordinated scheme and they will make a single offer of a place on the published date.

In Year Admissions (i.e. all applications for existing year groups)

All In Year applications must be made directly to Oldfield Park Infant School using the Application Form which is available to download in document section below or as a paper copy from the School Office. An application is made by completing the application form which must be forwarded directly to the school. If no form is submitted the Governing Body will not be able to process the application.

All applications will be considered by the Admissions Committee of the Governing Body and you will be informed of the decision by letter within 10 school days of the school receiving the application. Where there are more applicants at any one time than there are places available, priority will be determined by applying the admissions criteria set out in the Admissions Arrangements for the current school year (downloadable from document section below)


Parents who are unsuccessful in their application for a place at the school have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel (IAP). Further information concerning how toappeal will be explained in the decision letter. The IAP’s decision is binding for all parties concerned.

Where there is concern that the appeal process has not been properly administered in accordance with the 2012 School Admission Appeals Code, a complaint may be raised with the Academy Trust. Where no local resolution is reached the parent may escalate the matter to the Education Funding Agency for further consideration.

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