School Admissions - Online Applications

The School Admissions Team allocate all school Reception class places - for further details on the admissions process including admission criteria, catchment areas, appeals etc please follow this link to Staffordshire County Council website.  School Admissions will not be issuing application forms as the Service is keen to provide a paperless system in all its admissions processes wherever possible.  This also gives details if you wish to apply for a mid-year transfer but we would request that you contact the school first.

The Reception (September 2018) admissions opens on 1st November 2017 and closes on 15th January 2018.  Staffordshire County Council will offer places on 16th April 2018. 

For Nursery admissions from September 2018 all places are allocated by Oakridge Primary School.  Our Nursery admissions process opens on 8th January and closes on 9th March 2018.  For further details of how to apply for a Nursery place at our school please follow this link to our Admissions policy and to apply for a place please click here.  Nursery places are offered to children born between 01.09.14 - 31.08.15.  Completed application forms should be emailed to  Places will be offered on 22nd March 2018.

We will be holding Open Mornings for prospective parents of Nursery children before the application process closes; this is a chance to meet the Headteacher and have a tour of the school with a chance to ask any questions along with meeting the Little Oaks staff who run the Wrap–around–care provision.

Our Open Mornings will be held on :

  • Wednesday 14th February 2018
  • Wednesday 28th February 2018

All sessions will start at 10.00am prompt and last for around an hour.  If you wish to attend could you please contact the school (01785 337300) to reserve a place.

Nursery Education

Children are admitted to Nursery according to the Local Education Authorities Admission Policy, in the September of the year they reach four. 

Children join Oakridge Nursery at the beginning of the Autumn Term (in September) following Home Visits from staff. The maximum number of children for the Nursery session is currently 26. Nursery provision is three hours per day; 8:45am to 11:45am. This provides the 15 funded hours. Wrap around care is also available from Little Oaks, our in–house care provider from 11:45am onwards.

Children who are unable to attend the morning session in the Oakridge School Nursery are able to access Little Oaks after the nursery session has finished. This service is available as soon as your child is 3 years of age, but funding would not be available until the first term after their third birthday. For example if your child was 3 in November they could attend Little Oaks as soon as they had turned 3 but payment would be required until the end of that term; funding is then available at the start of the next term in January.

The school also offers the full 30 hours Nursery provision - full details are available during our Open Mornings or by contacting the school office.

More information on times and prices are available in the Wrap around Care section of the website.

Primary Education - Reception

Children join the Reception class of Oakridge Primary School in September of the year they reach five. Allocations are made by the Local Authority in line with their Admissions Policy. If you are considering applying for your child to attend Oakridge Primary School, please join us for one of our Open Mornings. Current admission numbers for the school are 30.

Date and times for our Open Mornings for prospective parents are listed at the top of this page.

Visits to School

Prospective parents are welcome to visit school prior to their child starting school. Please see above for dates and times of the Open Mornings. Please note that an induction evening meeting for parents takes place prior to your child starting school. The meeting gives you the opportunity to ask any questions or concerns that you may have.  Children joining our Nursery and Reception classes will also be invited to attend Induction sessions at the end of the summer term prior to them starting in the September.