Millbrook Primary School is an Academy which forms part of the Vale Academy Trust. It follows the general admissions policy for Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) Local Authority and OCC deal with all our admissions for Primary School age children.
Applications for starting school in September 2019 should be made on line at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions from 25 October and the closing date for applications is 15 January 2019. (Please see the Admissions Timeline link for all the key dates.)
Applications for in-year transfers should also be made on line at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions.
If the school has spaces in any year group then parents/carers are entitled to take up those places for their children. Each Year Group can take up to 60 pupils. When the Local Authority allocates places to children reaching statutory school age, there may be a greater demand than there are places available. In cases like this oversubscription criteria will apply in the allocation of places. Please see the admissions policy for further details or contact the Admissions Team on 01865 815175
With regard to Nursery admissions these are dealt with by Millbrook Primary School. We follow Oxfordshire County Council’s guidelines and further information is contained in the Nursery Admissions Policy. Working parents may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare per week from September 2019. You qualify for this if both parents are working, or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family, and each parent earns at least £120.00 per week (16 hours at min/living wage) and less than £100,000 per year. Parents who are not eligible for the 30 hours funding will continue to be entitled to 15 hours.
More information on the 30 hour free childcare entitlement is available at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/30-hour-free-childcare-entitlement
and you can check your entitlement and apply for the 30 hours entitlement at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
At this moment in time all children reaching statutory school age may start school part-time in the September of the school year in which the child reaches their 5th birthday. Legally children do not have to take up their place until the start of the term after their 5th birthday. The offer of a place can be deferred until that time. If your child is born in September, October, November or December, then they will be eligible to go full-time after the Christmas break. All other children reaching their 5th birthday at other times of the year are eligible to go full-time after the Easter break.
At Millbrook Nursery we are able to offer working parents 30 hours of funded childcare. 8.30am – 3.15pm, including a payable lunch club
These 30 hours can be split using another provider; you will need to tell us if you will be doing this and which other setting you will be using.
We will offer those parents who are not eligible for the 30 hours funding 15 hours which can be made up of either 5 mornings or 5 afternoons sessions. Children become eligible for a place in the Nursery class at the beginning of September after their third birthday.
Nursery places are allocated in May for September starters. Application forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded here – September 2019 Application Form
Open Days for children starting September 2019
Please contact the school office if you would like to come and have a look around.