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Admission and Registration


Dr Radcliffe's School admits both boys and girls and currently the school has seven classes. Children in Reception Class attend a full day from September.


Parents are very welcome to visit the school during the school day and see the children at work - please contact the headteacher to make an appointment.


The application procedure for entry into the Reception Class is not handled by the school, but by Oxfordshire County Council (O.C.C.) local authority, using the Common Application Form (CAF). O.C.C. encourage on line applications but hard copies may still be used. Information can be obtained from the O.C.C. website.


If you are interested in your child transferring at a later stage in their education, application forms are available from the school, or can be obtained directly from the admissions team at O.C.C.

Consultation on Admissions Policy 2023-2024


As required by the Admissions Code, the Governors of Dr Radcliffe's Church of England Primary School have initiated a consultation period on the Admissions Policy for 2023-2024 which will run from Monday 1st November 2021 until Friday 31 December 2021.


This consultation is to comply with our statutory requirements to consult at least every seven year.  The only changes to the Admissions Policy are those required by the Schools Admissions code introduced in May 2021. There are no substantive changes to either our admissions criteria or catchment area.


A link to the draft policy is below and hard copies may be obtained by contacting the school office on the address below or by phone on 01869 340204.


Any comments on the draft policy should be forwarded in writing to the Clerk to the Governors at Dr Radcliffe's CE Primary School, Fir Lane, Steeple Aston, Bicester, Oxon OX25 4SF or by email to  Letters or emails should be marked "Response to Consultation on 2023-2024 Admissions Policy.