You are welcome to contact us to arrange to come into school to look around, to meet our staff and experience the feel of school life at St Leonard’s. The School Office will arrange this or answer any questions you may have. All admissions to St Leonard’s are co-ordinated by Oxfordshire County Council except for our Nursery, details of which can be found here.


How To Apply

Starting School

Children are eligible to start in our Reception class in the September of the academic year that they turn 5 years old. Admissions are managed by Oxfordshire County Council, applications open in the October/November with the deadline for applying in January.

All information regarding this and the online application form can be found at Please see the Key dates below to ensure your application is completed on time.

If your child attends our Nursery you must also apply for a Reception place through this process. Attending our Nursery does not automatically secure your child’s Reception place.

If you need any further information please see our Reception page or if you would like to speak to our Early Years Leader of Learning, you can contact the School Office.

telephone 01295 262507  email


Key Dates Event
1 November 2022 Applications open.
15 January 2023 Closing date for applications.
30 January 2023 Last date for confirmation of change of address.
17 April 2023 National offer day: Offer letters sent by second-class post where needed and emails sent to those who applied online.
September 2023 Start of the school year.


In Year Applications

Children that will join us during the academic year through moving schools or moving from abroad, must apply to Oxfordshire County Council School Admissions. When you have been contacted by them to offer you a place, you should contact our School Office to arrange a visit with one of our Senior Leaders. You will then be given a start date and an application pack to be completed before they start.


Secondary School Applications

When children are in Year 6 you will be required to apply for your choice of Secondary School. Applications usually open at the beginning of September with the deadline at the end of October. Details of when and how to apply can be found here.


Key Dates Event
6 September 2022 Applications open.
31 October 2022 Closing date for applications.
14 November 2022 Closing date for receipt of proof of new address. Also deadline for receipt of late applications with extenuating reasons provided.
1 March 2023 National offer day: look online, receive email and letters are sent out by second class post where needed.
15 March 2023 Last date for responding to an offer and for placing a child’s name on a Continued Interest List in response to offers made on 1 March. Also, deadline for late applications and changes of preference to be considered in the second round of the allocation process.
5 May 2023 Second allocation day.
September 2023 Start of the school year.


Policies and Useful Links

As a local authority school we are required by law to follow the guidelines set down by Oxfordshire’s admissions policy.  Please follow the links below for more information: