Admissions

How to Apply?

Children can be added to our waiting list at any point from birth onwards. Priority is given to children within the catchment area and according to age not according to length of time on the waiting list. The catchment area for the Pre-School is the same as for St Michael’s CE Primary School. To find out if you live within catchment visit https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/2018-09/3216_all.pdf.

Visits – by appointment only

We will be delighted to arrange for you to visit us with your child to see our stimulating and fun learning environment and to answer any questions you may have, and for us to learn a little more about you. We are also more than happy to speak with you by phone or email on 01865 798320 / nmpreschoolcoordinator@gmail.com.

When can my child start Pre-School?

Usually children start at Pre-School the term after they turn 3. In certain circumstances and if places are available, children may start in the term that they turn 3.  Admissions are dealt with three times per year with new children starting at Pre-School in September, January and April.  We will contact you before your child’s potential start date to check you are still interested in a place.

Sessions

Children usually begin with half-day sessions with a minimum of 15 hours each week, and work up to more sessions, depending on availability and parental choice. We try to satisfy everyone’s preferences for session days and times but cannot guarantee to do so.

Please note that attending New Marston Pre-School does not give automatic entry into St Michael’s CE Primary School. If you are interested in your child attending that school please contact them direct.

To discuss a place for your child, please contact the Pre-School coordinator via the online form below.

 

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