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Marsh Baldon CE Primary School - school places

Although we are a growing school, we do still have space in some year groups.  We welcome families from both within the catchment area and from further afield


We would love to show you around our school

Please get in touch on 01865 343249 or email to book an appointment, or to chat to our headteacher, Carolyn Hanwell.


Until you get to come and meet us, please take a look at our school film:

A film about Marsh Baldon school. Music:

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

Admissions Policy

The Admissions criteria for Marsh Baldon School are set by Oxfordshire County Council , our school's admission authority.  The admissions number for the Reception year at Marsh Baldon CE Primary School is 12.  Preference forms for children starting next September should be returned to the county Admissions Team by the preceding January. 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 Dates For Primary Admission in 2024

Reception entry in September 2024 is for children born from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 (inclusive)


1st November 2023Online Applications open

15th January 2024               


Deadline for Applications for September 2024


29th January 2024Last date for confirmation of change of address

16th April 2024


National Offer Day 

Offer letters sent by post (second class) and email                      


30th April 2024

Closing date for late or amended applications

Closing date to respond to offers made on 16th April and to join Continued Interest Lists

September 2024


Start of academic year