Admissions to Comper 


Comper Child care (Apple Room)

You are warmly invited to come along and have a look around our provision and to meet some of the staff. Appointments for visits can be made at reception or by telephoning (01865 245768). Any further questions that you have can be answered during your visit.

If you would like to make an application/ booking, please complete a booking and registration form. We will do everything we can to accommodate the days/ times that you have requested. Once a place comes available we will contact and invite you to attend two visits with your child.

Once the two visits have been made, then your child is ready to start with us in the Apple Room. 

Information about costs and how to make a booking is available from Basia in the school office (01865 245768, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).

Comper Nursery

Please do come in and see us any time to discuss how we can meet you and your child’s needs for Early Years Education. Contact Carole in the school office to obtain an application form to register his/her name on the Admission Waiting List as soon as he/she is two years old.

Please note that our Nursery is popular and places are usually in high demand.

We will contact you if and when a place is available for your child (approximately 1 term before your child is due to start). This offer letter confirms your child’s place.  

At the parent’s evening you will receive further information about your child’s place. Staff will want to work in close liaison with you, aiming to make the introduction to Nursery an appropriate and positive one for you and your child.

We follow the Local Authority’s Nursery School’s Admissions’ Policy (available on the school website or from the school office). The policy prioritises local children and those with special educational needs, social needs and other Local Authority agreed criteria.

Our children and families are from a wonderfully diverse range of social, cultural, economic and linguistic backgrounds. Our children include those who may have special educational needs (SEN). 

Comper Reception (part of St Mary and St John Primary School)

Parents will need to apply separately for a Primary School place in the school year in which your child turns four years old. Oxfordshire County Council will send application information to parents in the autumn term. .

Please note:

Having a place at Comper Nursery School does not automatically entitle your child admission to St Mary and  St John Primary School (SSMJ).

Having a place in Reception, however, does ensure a place in Year One of SSMJ

Parents need to apply for Primary (Reception) school places in the autumn term of the year in which your child turns 4 years old. The children will be able to start primary school from autumn in the year in which they turn 5 years. Parents have the right to defer the place and thereby keep the child at Nursery, also fulltime, until you want to take up the offer of the primary school place.

If you need further information about admissions to Primary school, then call:

 Oxfordshire County Council’s Early Years Information Line: 01865 815630 

 Oxfordshire’s Family Information Service: 01865 882288


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