We are currently consulting on our admission arrangements 2020/21.

Please find below our proposed admissions arrangements 2020/21 for consultation.

Finstock CE Primary School Admissions 2020/21 - Consultation Draft

Please note the main changes as follows:-

  • Admission number (page 3) second paragraph referring to in-year admissions
  • Admission criteria (page 3)
  • Point 2 -  referring to oversubscription criteria. 
  • Point 3 - referring to children with an exceptional medical or social need
  • Point 4 - referring to children of staff employed at the school
  • Repeat applications (page 6)
  • Appendix A (page 9) refer to multiple applications

The proposed change reflects new advice issued by the Department for Education about amending admission policies, whereby the Minister of State for School Standards wishes all Admission Authorities in England to introduce a new over-subscription criterion to give second highest priority to children who were previously in state care outside England (e.g. adopted after being looked after by a public authority, a religious organisation or another provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society).

The consultation is open from Tuesday 4 December 2018, finishing on Tuesday 15 January 2019.   If you have any comments regarding the arrangements, please contact Nichola Stretton, The MILL Academy Chief Finance Officer via

Parents' Information on Admissions

If you are considering applying for a place at Finstock CE Primary School we would love to meet you. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit.

Nursery admissions are handled by the School’s Governors, see Admission Policy in the section below for more information.  Please contact the school office to register an interest in your child attending the Nursery Class at Finstock School.

Reception admissions to Finstock CE Primary School are co-ordinated by Oxfordshire County Council.

Applications can be made by visiting the Oxfordshire website at:

School Admissions Team
Ground Floor
County Hall
New Road
Tel: 01865 815175

OCC website has a Frequently asked Questions area on their website. Please click here to view these FAQs.

For all other admissions and in year transfers please contact the school office in the first instance.

Admission arrangements for 2018-19

We are part of The MILL Academy. Currently, our admissions arrangements for September 2018 will continue to be those used by the Local Authority: Oxfordshire County Council


OCC Admissions to Infant and Primary Schools in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Schools Admission Rules

Oxfordshire appeals information

Any objections to these arrangements can be referred to:
The Schools Adjudicator
Bishopsgate House