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Reception - September 2022

September 2022 Reception 


Open events for prospective parents 


We would like to welcome you to visit our school to see whether Wantage Primary Academy is the school for your child.


We are delighted to be able offer face to face tours this year and all open events will be led by the Principal, Leah Perring. 


We are currently offering open day visits on the following days and times 


15th November 2021 at 9.30am

15th November 2021 at 2.30pm


22nd November 2021 at 9.30am

22nd November 2021 at 2.30pm


29th November 2021 at 9.30am

29th November 2021 at 2.30pm


Places on the open day must be booked in advance using the links below, should you have any questions please email the school office at:




Applying for a Reception Place 


Full information on the application process for reception can be found on the Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) website. 

School places are managed and allocated by OCC, the below information is taken from their site and is correct at the time of publication. 



Key dates for applications

Key dates


2nd  November 2021

Applications open.

15th  January 2022

Closing date for applications.

19th  April 2022

National offer day: look online, receive email and letters are sent out by second class post where needed.

4th  May 2022

Last date to respond to offers.
Last date to be added to the continued interest list for offers made 19 April.
Last date for late applications, and changes of preference.

9th  June 2022

Offer day for late applications made by 4 May. 

23rd June 2022

Last date to respond to offers on 9 June.
Last date for change of preference for offers on 9 June.
Last date to be added to the continued interest list for offers made 9 June.

September 2022

Start of the school year.








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