Admissions: Junior School (Nursery and Reception)

Visiting the Junior School including Nursery and Reception

If you would like to make an appointment to visit our Junior School, Nursery or Reception classes, please contact the Admissions Team:

Telephone: We are working remotely at the moment please contact us via the email address below
Address: Our Lady’s Abingdon Junior School, St. John’s Road, Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire OX14 2HB

Administration process

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.

Children of all faiths and non 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 1 September and 31 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 4 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.

On receipt of a completed registration form and the relevant fee, the process of admission can begin.

For more information, please email the Junior School Admissions Officer, email:

Fees and Funding Options

NOTE: OLA does not offer the 30 free hours option. 

To discuss funding options, please contact:

Admissions Team
Telephone: We are working remotely at the moment please contact us via the email address below
Address: Our Lady’s Abingdon Junior School, St John’s Road, Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. OX14 2HB