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Admissions for September 2021 - Reception


Your child will receive an offer of a school place for either Faringdon Infant School or Faringdon Junior School for Reception entry in September 2021. Faringdon Infant School has an admission number of 60 children and Faringdon Junior School has an admission number of 30 children for this cohort.

Whichever school they have been offered, they will all be taught at Faringdon Infant School in September. 

When the two schools convert to become Primary Schools, following the planned build of a new site for Faringdon Infant School, your child will then attend whichever school their offer is for. For the coming year (Academic Year 2021- 2022), all Reception children offered a place at FIS or FJS will be taught at Faringdon Infant School. 

General Admissions Information

On this page you will find full details of our school admissions policy, including our criteria for admissions, how to apply for a place at our school and our oversubscription criteria. You will also find information about how you can find out more about our admissions policy and how to appeal if you are unhappy with the school place you are offered for your child.


Admissions amendment to be applied from September 2021

In June 2021the DfE provided guidance around internationally adopted previously looked after children (IAPLAC), to be adopted and applied from September 2021.  The Board of Trustees adopted this amendment in June 2021 for implementation.  Please find the guidance below, to be read in conjunction with our Admissions policy.

Our September Admissions 21/22 number is 90 (this consists of 60 FIS reception children and 30 FJS reception children)

Our current in-year admissions, 20/21, number is 75 (this consists of 60 FIS reception children and 15 FJS reception children)


All infant school children are currently taught on the infant school site.

Admissions 2021

Is your child 3 or 4 years old?

If your child is born on or between 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017, you need to apply for a place at Infant/Primary school.

You must apply even if your child is presently attending the Sunflower Nursery.


Places at the school are at a premium. Please apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment by missing the deadline.

Closing date is 15th January 2021. 


You can apply online at: It is quick, easy and secure. If you do not have access to the internet you can collect a hard copy of the admissions form from the school office.


For help and information go to the website or email or telephone 01865 815175.



Video Tour of Faringdon Infant School

This video tour is an opportunity to get a small insight into our school whilst you are considering which school to apply for your child to attend.For further information please contact the school information by email at or by phone on 01367 240655.

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