Home Page


'Welcome to John Blandy' Presentation to Prospective Parents for Reception 2021

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.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.


Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will have to make as a parent. We welcome visits, which can be arranged by contacting the office. 


All admissions are facilitated through Oxfordshire County Council. Visit their website to find out more. Do not hesitate to contact the office for more information. 


Admission Policy Overview

This Admissions Policy covers the Primary schools in the Faringdon Academy of Schools (FAoS):


These admission arrangements take account of all relevant legislation and the School Admissions Code of Practice for Oxfordshire as set out by Oxfordshire County Council (OCC).


Our aim is to ensure that every parent of a child living in the catchment area, who has applied for a place in the normal admission round, receives an offer of a place in our Academy. Where this is not practical to achieve in any given year of entry we will use admission arrangements that are fair and objective (e.g. local housing growth that takes admissions beyond our physical capacity.)


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.


Admission Numbers

The Faringdon Academy of Schools will work with the Local Education Authority (LEA) each year to provide an appropriate number of places for our catchment area and the capacity of our schools, identified as the Published Admission Number. The dates relating to each year’s admissions are available on the Oxfordshire County Council website. Parents are strongly advised to meet the timetable requirements detailed by OCC.


We currently have an admission number of 218 pupils, equating to 30 pupils per class in EYFS and Key Stage One, and 32 pupils per class in Key Stage Two.


Admission Procedure


Admissions are administered on our behalf by the LEA, according to the Oxfordshire County Council Policy.

Appeals Procedure 


Please see the Oxfordshire County Council website for full details on appeals.

Growth of John Blandy Primary School

  • Search
  • Translate