Is your child due to start school in September 2024
If your child is due to start school in September 2024 and you are thinking of joining us at Mill Lane, please feel free to contact the school office (01844 352106) to arrange a time to look around our fantastic school and to see what we can offer your family. There are no set open days; just ring to set up a mutually convenient time.

Admission Arrangements

In Oxfordshire all children are now admitted to start school in September of the year in which they will become 5.

Mill Lane’s planned admission number is 30. The procedure for admission to schools is controlled by Oxfordshire County Council and parents will need to fill in the admission form in the January of the year before your child is due to start school. This can be located in the Oxfordshire booklet ‘Starting School’ or by completing the admissions form online here.

You are very welcome to visit us when you are making your choice. All children in pre-school settings will be issued with the documentation from the County automatically.

Starting School – Foundation Stage

Before starting school, all new children and their families are encouraged to visit the school, meet with the Headteacher and experience the EYFS classes in session. Parents are welcome to come and look round the school at any time as they make their choice of school; just ring the school office and make an appointment.

In Term 5, prior to your child’s admission to school, parents and carers are invited to an information evening about transition where the all the Chinnor area EYFS settings are represented (pre-schools and schools in Chinnor). Following this, an admissions evening is held in early June at Mill Lane, where parents and carers have an opportunity to find out more about the EYFS curriculum and how you can support your child with his/her learning.

All new EYFS children have the opportunity to join us for three visits in Term 6.

Timeline for school admission

  • 12 months prior to September admissionVisit school for a tour and discussion with Head teacher/EYFS Leader
  • January prior to admission: Complete and submit admission form - see 'Starting School' LA booklet and LA website
  • May prior to admission: LA informs parents/carers of school
  • Chinnor area transition meeting
  • June: Admissions evening
  • June - July: Three visits to school
  • September: Start school

In Year Admissions

Children are of course welcome to join us at any stage in their primary school career. Experienced staff and friendly children ease the time of transfer from one school to another. Please call us to see if we have any available spaces.

Please go to our policy section to see our detailed admissions policy.