At present, Barton Park Primary School is a 0.5 FE school, which means that we have an intake of 15 in each year group. This allows us to combine year groups to make a class size of 30 within KS1 and KS2. Our Reception class is taught separately to the KS1 children; however, when the children progress to Year 1, the class of 15 is combined with Year 2 (which also has 15 children) and therefore create a class of 30 . This class size is limited by infant class size legislation: (4.1 School Admissions (Infant Class Sizes) (England) Regulations 2012).
Over time, Barton Park Primary School is expected to grow to a 1.5 form entry school. This means that, when there is sufficient demand within our catchment, we will take 45 children into each reception class, each year.
For a place in our Reception Class, families need to apply to the local authority for a school place, so that their children can start school in September, after their 4th birthday.
The County Council has clear, fair and agreed school admissions arrangements.
Admissions officers are responsible for:
- Ensuring that the County Council has clear, fair and agreed school admissions arrangements.
- Consulting on admissions arrangements for community and controlled schools
- Allocating school places and determining the eligibility to free home to school transport, the latter in liaison with the Integrated Transport Unit
- Providing relevant information for, and ensuring County Council representation at, admissions appeals.
- Working closely with School Organisation Officers to ensure sufficiency of school places
- Providing advice, guidance and data relating to admissions.
All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal heard by an independent panel, arranged via the council: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/schools/apply-school-place/school-appeals