The Headington Quarry Foundation Stage School
Ofsted Outstanding Rated School
  Intro   Organisation and Admissions   Home-School Partnership   The School Day  
  Curriculum   Records and Assessment   Values and Ethos   OFSTED  
Headington Quarry Foundation Stage School
Organisation and Admissions

Please see Local Authority Nursery Schools admission policy in the Policies section.

We offer education places of 15 hours over 5 days per week, term - time only for 40 morning and 40 afternoon children. This free place may be added to  by paid wraparound daycare from 8.00-6.00 each day and during the school holidays.
We are part of The Slade and Headington Children’s Centre and as such can signpost parents for support and advice as required. We run classes and groups in our community room to which all parents are invited.

The school accepts children aged 3-5 years, admitting children  in the term after their third birthday.
If you would like your child to attend Headington Quarry Foundation Stage School, you should register his/her name on the Admission Waiting List as soon as possible after he/she is two years old by contacting the school office. 

We follow the Local Authority advised Nursery School’s admissions’ policy (see link above). We prioritise local children and those with special educational needs, social needs and other Local Authority agreed  criteria. Children and families at Headington Quarry School are from a very wide range of social, cultural, economic, linguistic and racial backgrounds. The children include those who may have special educational needs. We respect and value this diversity and much of our curriculum springs from this richness. We believe that all children should grow up together learning to enjoy a nd accept other people’s differences.

Parents will need to apply separately for a Primary School place in the academic year in which your child turns 4 years old , in order for your child to begin Primary school  (F1/ Reception Class) in the academic year in which they turn 5 year. Oxfordshire County Council will send application information to parents in the autumn term.

We aim to give children at least three terms here before they go to Primary school –this gives children a good opportunity to make relationships with adults and children, to become established members of the school community and to have plenty of time to build on their learning.

If you require further information e.g. on age of entry for your child to school, call
  • Oxfordshire County Council’s Early Years Information Line on 01865-815630
  • Oxfordshire’s  Children’s Information Service 882288.