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Please email the office for a parent information pack.

Admissions to Wantage Primary Academy


If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. Please read our admissions policy carefully before completing your application. 


Admissions to Reception 

Please apply for a Reception place directly through OCC, please see our prospective new parents page for details. 


Year 1 - 5

Where space is available we will accept in year transfers for places in this year group. 


Contact the School Office for further in year entry information and visit 


Arrangements For The Admission Of Pupils With Disabilities


We are always pleased to meet new parents in person and show them around. Please telephone the school to make arrangements, or write or call in – ask for our SENCO who will be happy to meet with you in the first instance so that we can do everything reasonably possible to meet your child's specific needs. You will always be welcomed.  We can also advise you on the application process if needed.


As far as possible, Omnia Learning Trust will try to meet parental preferences for schools but it is not always possible to do so. Places in schools are limited by the physical space in the school. Wantage Primary Academy has an admission limit of 60 children per year group. 


The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as one who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a persons ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities


Most children with Special Needs will not be disabled within the meaning of the Act. The admission of pupils with disabilities is considered in the first instance in the same way as non-disabled pupils.  Further considerations are made in the light of need and accessibility.  It is the Trust's policy to accommodate pupils with disabilities should parents wish and individual needs are planned for, to prevent any pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils.  In practice we ensure that classroom and extra curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs.  Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.





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Key dates when applying for infant or primary schools

Key dates for applications

Key dates


1 November 2023

Applications open.

15 January 2024

Closing date for applications.

29 January 2024

Last date for confirmation of change of address.

16 April 2024

National Offer day: offer letters sent by second-class post where needed and emails sent to those who applied online.

30 April 2024

Closing date for late or amended applications
Closing date to respond to offers made on 16 April and to join continued interests list

7 June 2024

Second allocation round: offer letters sent by second-class post where needed and emails sent to those who applied online.

21 June 2024

Closing date to respond to offers made on 7 June and to join continued interest list.

September 2024

Start of the school year.

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