Culworth Church of England Primary School: admissions information

​Culworth Church of England Primary School, The Green, Culworth, OX17 2BB

Oversubscription criteria

When there are more applications than there are places available, the governors will admit pupils according to the following criteria which are listed in order of priority. The governors will admit all pupils with a statement of special educational needs which names the school.

  1. The governors will admit ‘Looked After Children’ - that is, children in local authority care, or previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
  2. The governors will admit pupils on social or medical grounds, where professionals have clearly identified that the school will best meet the needs of the child. These applications must be accompanied by documentary evidence from appropriate professionals within the Health or Social services.
  3. Children living with their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) in the villages of Culworth, Moreton Pinkney, Sulgrave and Thorpe Mandeville (see residency definition below).
  4. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission (see sibling definition below).
  5.  Children of worshipping members of St. Mary the Virgin, Culworth; St. James the Less, Sulgrave; St. John Baptist, Thorpe Mandeville; St. Peter and St. Paul, Chipping Warden; St. James, Edgcote and St. Mary the Virgin, Moreton Pinkney. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  6. Children attending the Mini Meadows Pre-School or any other Pre School based at Culworth School. Please note that this criterion may change as it is subject to adjudication.
  7. Children of worshipping members of any church that is a member of Churches Together in England (this includes the Church of England). These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.

Children of parent(s)/legal guardian(s) of other faiths, or none, who wish their child to be educated in a church school and Christian environment.


Where there are more applications in any one category, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the school. Distances will be determined by the local authority, measured on a straight-line basis using NCC’s GIS.

Parish boundaries

For parish boundaries, please visit - put in your postcode, click on where you live and the name of your benefice will be shown.

Civil parish boundaries (villages)

For the civil parish boundaries please see the map in school or on the school website

Definition of residency

The child’s place of residence is the address of the parent or legal guardian with whom the child spends the majority of time during the school week. A map of these villages is available from the school office (parent(s)/legal guardian(s) may be asked to produce evidence of residency/home address at any time during the admissions process).

Definition of siblings

The definition of a brother or sister (sometimes referred to as a sibling):

  • a brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • a half brother or half sister where 2 children share one common parent
  • a step-brother or step sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage/partnership
  • adopted children

A brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made.