Admissions information

Is your child due to start Reception in September 2022?

Prospectus for moving into Reception

Download our prospectus here

See our Virtual Visit page here

September 2023 Entry

Admissions Policy for September 2023 entry

September 2022 Entry

Admissions Policy for September 2022 entry

September 2021 Entry

Admissions Policy for September 2021 entry

Admissions Form

For all year groups, except for Reception, please complete the Admission Form and return it the school office.
If you are applying for Nursery please indicate if this is 2 year old or 3/4 year old Nursery.
Once in our 2 year old nursery, you will not need to reapply for 3/4 nursery but you will need to apply for Reception places through the Oxfordshire County Council when the time comes.

Reception Class
We are very pleased to announce that the academy’s enrolment figure is constantly on the way up! We are full in many year groups now. For those children who attend our Nursery, they must apply for a place in Reception through Oxfordshire County Council by filling in their CAPF form. These applications are dealt with the November – January before children are due to start the Reception class. We cannot guarantee a place in the Reception class so we urge you to get applications in on time and always state the three schools you would like your child to attend in order of preference.

Key dates when applying for September 2022 entry

If you do not receive a place in the Reception class, you have the right to appeal the decision by filling out the forms sent to you from the Local Authority. Once the OCC form is submitted, you will be asked to complete our Admissions Appeal Form (see below).

Admissions Appeals

To appeal for a place at Dashwood Banbury Academy, please complete and return the following form: Admissions Appeal Form

For further information please contact Ruth Jakeman. Telephone: 01295 263240. Email:

Key dates for first and second round appeals and hearings: Admission Appeals Timeline 2022

In-Year Admissions Form

CAPF Primary In-Year Admissions Form
For pupils applying to Dashwood Banbury Academy during the school year eg transferring from another school or moving to the area. Children in the academy catchment area going into Reception should go through the Local Authority Admissions process and should not use this form.

Please return all completed application forms to:
Mrs Amy Rogers
Dashwood Banbury Academy
Merton Street
OX16 4RX

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