Reception Admissions

Comper school has two Reception classes; Strawberry and Mango class. Each class has up to thirty children and are part of St Mary and St John Primary School (SSMJ). Children who get a place in our Reception classes automatically move up to year one at SSMJ which is situated on Meadow Lane.

Parents of children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 (inclusive) need to apply for an infant or primary school place for September 2022 by 15th January 2022.

  • Having a place at Comper Nursery School does not automatically entitle your child admission to St Mary and St John Primary School.
  • Having a place in Reception, however, does ensure a place in Year One of SSMJ
If you would like to book a visit to look around Comper, please contact our office on 01865 245768 or email office@comper.oxon.sch.uk.
If you would like to book a visit to look around SSMJ, you can find their contact details here.

Key Dates

2nd November 2021 – Applications open

15th January 2022 – Closing date for applications

If your child is given a place in Reception (of SSMJ) then he/she will be able to start primary school from September 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

For more information and advice on choosing a primary school, please see the Oxfordshire County Council Website and the Starting School Booklet below.


Follow the link below to make your application for September 2022 starters: