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We currently have places available if you would like your child to join Marsh Baldon School.


We encourage you to contact us to visit our school, to visit our classes and meet the pupils already at the school.

Admissions Policy


All children must start school by the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday. At Marsh Baldon C of E Primary School, children are offered full time places from the September after their fourth birthday. Parents choose whether their child starts full time, part time or if they wish to defer entry until the beginning of the term in which their child is five.


The admissions number for Marsh Baldon C of E Primary School is 12.  Preference forms for children starting in September 2018 should be returned to the county Admissions Team by January 2018. If the school is over subscribed places will be allocated in accordance with the Oxfordshire County Council admissions criteria.


Admissions Criteria


1. Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs

2. Looked after children

3. Disabled children who need to be admitted to a school on the grounds of physical accessibility

4. Children living in the school’s catchment area which is the parish of Marsh Baldon, Toot Baldon, Little Baldon and Nuneham Courtenay who already have siblings in school

5. Children living in the school’s catchment area which is the parish of Marsh Baldon, Toot Baldon, Little Baldon and Nuneham Courtenay

6. Non-catchment siblings

7. Children who live closest to the school


A waiting list will be maintained by the Admissions Team, ranking children according to the above criteria.


Children with special educational needs will be treated as fairly as all other applicants. The school will take all reasonable steps to improve the school’s environment for pupils with disabilities.

Parents are welcome to make appointments to visit the school by contacting Jess Mackay, School Business Manager on 01865 343249 or The headteacher or a member of the staff will be available to answer any questions.

Key Admission Dates For Primary Admission in 2018


These dates cover the following phases:


  • The entry to Reception – children born 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014.
  • The transfer from infant schools to junior schools at the end of Key Stage 1 – children born 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011.
  • The transfer from Year 4 in a first school (outside Oxfordshire where the child lives in Oxfordshire) and to Year 5 in a primary or middle school (outside Oxfordshire where the child lives in Oxfordshire) – children born 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2008.



6 February 2018


Last date for confirmation of change of address and for late applications with extenuating circumstances to be considered as on-time



13 February 2018

LA to send application data to other LAs for schools in that LA’s area



6 March 2018


LA to send application data to other admission authorities in Oxfordshire by this date



23 March 2018

Last date for return of data to LA from own admission authorities in Oxfordshire



16 April 2018


Offer letters sent by second class post and emails sent to those who applied online. This date has been chosen because it is the next working day to the normal National Offer Date of 16 April.



3 May 2018


Accept place, apply for continued interest list, as appropriate; also last date for late applications and changes of preference to be considered in the second round of the allocation process (first run of the continued interest lists)



15 May 2018


Start to consider late applications, changes of preference and continuing interest requests



12 June 2018


Offer letters sent after first run of continued interest list



30 June 2018


Last date on which to accept a place and/or apply for the continued interest list, on offers made on 13 June



September 2018


Start of academic year for above phases


30 June 2019

Date on which the continued interest list will be discontinued by the LA for all schools that are not part of the in year scheme. These schools will have to maintain continued interest lists at least up until the end of December 2017