Reception Class Admissions

The school has an admission number of 30 for entry to year Reception in 2019. The school will accordingly admit this number of pupils if there are sufficient applications. 

Please note children are normally admitted to a reception class the September after they turn four. Please ensure your child is in the correct age range for a reception place before applying.

Please see attached document for full admissions details and oversubscription policy.

To apply for a Reception Class place please use this link to our google form

Nursery Class Admissions

Our nursery class will cater for children between the ages of 2 - 4 years old. (Children can be admissed to the nursery the term after they turn 2.) Admission will be subject to an application being made and places available.

We propose to operate:

  • part time sessions of 3 hours a day (FEET/FEE) five days per week either morning or afternoon
  • sessions of 2 and a half days per week (FEET/FEE) (2 x 6 hour full day and 1 x 3 hour half day)
  • 5 full days with 2 and a half days per week funded (FEET/FEE) and two and a half days to be funded by the parent or carer. (Please check eligability as some families may qualify for 30 free hours per week for 38 weeks.)

The admission of Nursery children is delegated to the Governing Body of Cherry Fields Primary School by the Board of Trustees of GLF Schools. 

When the Nursery is over-subscribed, the Governors will consider applications in accordance with the following criteria set out in priority order. Length of time on any waiting list will not be taken into account.

To apply for a Nursery Class place pleaes use this link to our google form


When is my child eligible for free entitlement?

All 3 and 4 year olds are eligible the term after they become 3 years of age.

A child born on or between:

  • 1 April and 31 August - will become eligible for a free place from 1 September following their third birthday
  • 1 September and 31 December - will become eligible for a free place from 1 January following their third birthday
  • 1 January and 31 March - will become eligible for a free place from 1 April following their third birthday.

Eligible working parents wishing to access the extended free entitlement can only do so the term after receiving confirmation of their eligibility and should apply for this a term in advance.

Please also see FEET (free early education for two year olds) and 

FEE (free early education for 3 and 4 year olds) from the government website.


You can also visit the Oxfordshire County Council website for further information on free childcare.
FEET (free early education for two year olds)

FEE (free early education for 3 and 4 year olds)