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Admissions to School
Admission Arrangements 2022-23
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Admission Appeals 2021-22
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Red Oaks is a two-form entry school for children aged 4-11 with a nursery for 3-4 year olds
Click here to download an internal map of the school

School Opening Times
The school doors open at 8.30am with the Red Oaks 'Early Birds' Breakfast Club running from 7.45am.  All children enter school via their classroom door that opens onto the playground.  Parents coming into school from outside are asked to leave prams outside as the cloakroom areas are extremely small.

Morning session: 8.30am - 11.30am
Afternoon session: 12.10pm – 3.10pm

Foundation and KS1
Morning: 8.40am to 10.25am - 10.40am to 12.00 noon
Lunchtime: 12.00 noon to 1.00pm
Afternoon: 1.00pm to 2.15pm - 2.25pm to 3.00pm

Morning: 8.40am to 10.25am - 10.40am to 12.15 noon
Lunchtime: 12.15pm to 1.00pm
Afternoon: 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Admissions: Nursery Children

Children are initially admitted to the nursery if they are three years old on or before 31st August. There may be two further admission periods in January and April if there are any spaces available at that time.
Nursery Admission Form: Click here

Admissions: Reception Children
Children are admitted to the reception class in the academic year that they are five years old or on their arrival from another district. Children starting in the reception class in September must be 4 years old before 31st August. All reception children can now be admitted full time from September 2017 but parents do have the right to hold a place that is offered until the child is 5 years old.
Early Years Prospectus: Click here

Admissions: General
The school has a designated catchment area made up of certain streets in the surrounding locality. Click here to download a detailed map. The address which determines a child’s designated area is the place where the child is ordinarily resident with his/her parents or legal carer. Applications for entry to the reception class must be made prior to the LA’s published closing date for primary registrations. The school admission number is 60. Admissions are the responsibility of the Local Authority and places are allocated in line with their Admissions Policy.

Applications to enter the school in any other year group other than reception will initially require parents to contact Mrs Surch at the school. Formal applications must be made to Pupil and Student Services at Sanford House, Sanford Street, Swindon SN1 1QH.

Applications may be made to Pupil and Student Services at Sanford House in Swindon if any parent:
a) Lives in this school’s catchment area and wishes their child/children to attend another school
b) Wishes their child/children to attend Red Oaks Primary School but do not live in the designated catchment area
If you are considering option b) and your child is already at school, please make a point of discussing it with your child/children’s present Headteacher. Should you need any help or guidance with a school Transfer Form, please contact the school office on 01793 493920.

We hope you find our site informative and interesting and welcome feedback at any time. If you would like to visit the school please do not hesitate to contact the school office any time. If you require paper copies of any information on our website, please ask at the office.

Red Oaks Primary School, Redhouse Way, North Swindon Learning Campus, Swindon SN25 2AN
Tel: 01793 493920 Email:

Red Oaks is strongly committed to protecting and safeguarding children and expects all staff and volunteers to embrace this commitment.

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