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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 do not be issue application forms as the Service is keen to provide a paperless system in all its admissions processes wherever possible.  The website 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 2019) admissions opened on Thursday 1st November 2018 and closed on 15th January 2019.  Staffordshire County Council offered places on 16th April 2019. 


The Nursery (September 2019) admissions process opened on 21st January 2019 and closed on March 29th. Places were offered on Friday 12th April 2019.  

Applications for admission into the Nursery should be made directly with Oakridge Primary School who will be administering the Nursery application process.  Places are offered by ourselves and will follow our admissions policy

If you wish to apply for a place for your child to start in September 2019 please click here and return your form to during the above timeframe. 

If you wish to apply for a place for your child to start, at a date other than September, please use the same form but state your preferred start date and we will be in touch.

Visits to School

Prospective parents are welcome to visit school prior to their child starting school. Please see below 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.

Open Mornings

We hold Open Morning for prospective parents of Nursery and Reception children; 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 class teachers and the Little Oaks staff who run the Wrap–around–care provision.

  • Next dates to be confirmed - these will be held in the Autumn Term 2019

Sessions will start at 10.30am prompt and last for around an hour.  If you wish to attend could you please contact the school (01785 337300) to reserve a place. 

Additional dates will be offered for prospective Nursery parents in the new year, once the application process has opened, although parents are more than welcome to attend on the above date.

Nursery Education

Children are admitted to Nursery in the September of the year they reach four; children who were born between 01.09.15-31.08.16 for admission in September 2019..

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 24.  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.