Admissions - Junior
Appointments to view the school are made on receipt of the completed 'requests for a visit' form or, alternatively, after initial contact has been made with the school office by prospective parents via email, phone etc. On receipt of the completed registration form, and receipt of the relevant fee, the process of admissions will begin as detailed below.
There are no formal entrance examinations for younger children, but older children will be invited to visit the school where they will be assessed for entry. All denominations are welcome provided parents are happy for their children to participate in the religious education, assemblies and services of the school.
Children are accepted into the school's Nursery class at any point after the beginning of the term in which the children reach their third birthday. For example, children who become three between 1st September and 31st December may start school at the start of the September term. However, all decisions regarding new entrants are made at the discretion of the head teacher.
Children also come to OLA Junior School at various other stages (5+, 8+ and 10+), as we are flexible in our approach to when children may join the school if places are available. Children joining in Years Four and above are given short written assessments to determine their academic ability, and all prospective entrants, regardless of age, will be given the opportunity to visit the school and spend a number of induction days with us.