Consultation on admissions policy for the 2022-2023 academic year.

We are looking to introduce a new admissions policy for entry to academic year 2022-2023 and we are now asking for feedback from all interested parties.  Please download the draft policy from the link below and let us have your comments, either through this ONLINE FEEDBACK FORM or by email to Vicky Roberts at

Download Draft Admissions Policy 2022-2023 here

Consultation will close Friday 15th January 2021. 

Admissions Arrangements

Main School

Thameside 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 2021 should be made on line at from

3rd November 2020 and the closing date for applications is 15 January 2021.


Key Dates

  • 3rd November 2020 – parents can start to apply
  • 15th January 2021 – closing date for applications
  • 16th April 2021 – Letters (sent by second class post) and emails sent detailing the offer of a school place
  • September 2021 – start of the school year

If your application is late, it will be processed later in the year, and you are far less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools.

Applications for in-year transfers should also be made on line at

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 30 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 over subscription criteria will apply in the allocation of places. Please see the admissions policy for further details or contact the Admissions Team on 01865 783198.


Nursery admissions are dealt with by Thameside Primary School, we follow Oxfordshire County Council’s guidelines admissions arrangements. Please visit our Nursery page for further information or contact the office to request an application form.


We welcome visits to our School and Nursery and would be delighted to show you around. If you would like to arrange a tour of the school and to meet our Headteacher please call the office 01235 527600 or email