Joining Our School
Windmill School Admissions Policy
How do I get a place for my child?
We welcome enquiries from parents of children of any age, and are delighted to show you around our school to help you choose which school is right for your child. Procedures for applications can be found at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions Here parents can fill in an application listing up to 3 schools in preference order. The LA will then offer you schools taking into account your choices and a number of other factors including where you live or whether your child has siblings at the school.
At what age can my child start school?
You will be offered a full time place for your child for the September after their 4th birthday. You may choose to leave your child at home or in their Foundation Stage provider for a little longer if you feel that he/she is not ready for main-stream school.
How is my child introduced to school?
In order to ensure a smooth transition to school, your child's new teacher will make contact with your child's current nursery or pre-school setting to introduce themselves and find out about your child. You will be invited to a new parent meeting with the Head teacher and Reception coordinator to learn more about the school, teachers and classrooms. You will take home photos and information about the classes and staff members. You and your child will then be invited to a stay and play session where you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have and introduce your child to the classroom. You will then receive a date for a doorstep visit to your home in the days before school starts so that your child can see the adults in a familiar setting to them.
Following the Department for Education guidance to support parents this year your child will then start school full time, in order to accommodate all children's needs we will be offering a few pick up times for the first few days including whole days. More information about this will be shared at the new parent meeting.
We look forward to welcoming you to Windmill Primary School!