Church Cowley St James Church of England Primary School

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How do I apply for a place?

We welcome enquiries from parents of children of any age and are delighted to show you around our school to help you make the right choice for your child. 

For up-to-date information about school admissions, please use the following link to the school page on the OCC website:

Oxfordshire County Council Page For CCSJ.

If you have a child who is of school age or soon to be school age, you can apply for a space for Reception class here:

More information from OCC about applying for a school place and the admissions appeals timetable and:

  • how OCC consider applications for each relevant age group at the school 
  • what parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend the school
  • the arrangements for selecting pupils who apply
  • the over-subscription criteria (how we offer places if there are more applicants than places available)

click here:

Oxfordshire County Council School Application Information

To book a school tour, please get in touch with the school office on 01865 778484. 

How old does my child need to be?

Your child can apply to the Wilderness Nursery from the term after their third birthday. This is to be completed and handed back to the main school, which manages the application process. 

You can learn more about admissions to the Wilderness Nursery by clicking here.

In-year Admissions

Children who are already at a school or are moving to Cowley and need a school place can also join classes in other school years, and we welcome applications, no matter the year your child is in.

Please be aware that in most year groups we are already full.  You can get your child on the waiting list when you apply for the place through the OCC website, accessed above.