St Mary's Road, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8LF

01235 833342

St Amand's Catholic Primary School


Children starting in the Reception Class in September

 Please note that this will be different during the current COVID-19 pandemic


The term before your child starts school

Children who will join the Reception class (Owls) in September are invited to spend one morning at the school in July. During the morning, parents are invited to the stay and play session with their child, followed by a welcome meeting with the headteacher. Parents and children are invited to stay for lunch to sample our freshly cooked meals. Parents will be advised of the dates by letter once a place has been accepted.  In the event of the dates arranged proving inconvenient, it may be possible to re-schedule visits by contacting the office.


During the first two weeks, children usually have 4 whole day visits in small groups, arranged every other day. During the third week, children begin school full time. Dates will be available in the summer term. 

Each parent will be offered a 15 minute meeting with the class teacher in the first month. This gives the teacher an opportunity to build a picture of your child  and for you to share information. In addition it provides time for parents to ask questions.



We welcome children who wish to join us throughout the year and will be happy to show you our school. Please call the office on 01235 833342 to arrange a visit.

Children staring school at different stages of the year and in different year groups.

If you are interested in a place for your child at our school, please contact the office to make an appointment to meet with Mrs Ellery, the headteacher. You are welcome to bring your child to view the school. You will be shown around the school by two House Captains as well as meeting with the headteacher. This gives you an opportunity to view the school from both the headteacher and children's perspective.

In the event that you choose our school, applications are made through Oxfordshire County Council's admission procedure. The Governing Body consider all applications should there be spaces in a cohort. If your application is successful, your child will be invited to visit for the morning or the afternoon prior to starting.

We look forward to meeting you and your child.