Choosing a school is a very important decision for parents. To help you make the right choice why not come and visit out school to find out why we think our school is so special. Contact Mrs Purnell in the school office on 01672 562256 to arrange your visit or email [email protected]

Remote Steps to School – Reception 2021

The staff of Oare CofE Primary school are creating videos and resources to support our incoming reception children. We will share this with parents via email, as well as Facebook and Twitter.  We will also be carrying out virtual home visits via TEAMs, ahead of hopefully being to invite children and parents on site in Term 5 and 6 for plenty of stay and play sessions. We plan to make this happen, whatever the Covid-19 barriers that may still exist.

Please do contact us on [email protected] if you would like to be added to our distribution list for our transition ‘Steps to School’ programme.


Admission in other school years

Before a child is admitted to the school in any other year apart from Reception an In-year Transfer Application Form should be completed by the child’s parent or guardian. These can be obtained from the school or downloaded via this link In-year Transfer Form and should be returned to Wiltshire Council when completed.

Secondary Transition

At the end of Year 6, children transfer to secondary school; the majority of our children go to St John’s Marlborough. Applications for a place at secondary school must be made through Wiltshire Council in the Autumn term of Year 6. The deadline for secondary school admissions is midnight on 31 October 2020. Your child will bring home a form or you can apply online.

Transfer arrangements for our Year 6 pupils going to St John’s Marlborough are sent to parents during the Spring Term prior to their children starting in September. These arrangements include visits to Oare Primary School by St John’s staff, visits made to St John’s by our Year 6 pupils and Parents Evenings when you can visit the school and meet the teachers who will be directly involved with your child.

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