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Applying for a nursery place

Children can start in Ladybirds Nursery from the term after their third birthday.

Nursery admissions are managed by the school, not the Local Authority. We have three intakes - the main intake is in September and the other two are January and March/April.

If you would like to apply for a nursery place, please complete and return the Nursery Provisional Registration Form at the bottom of this page, along with the child’s birth certificate and proof of address.  Applications should be returned to the school office via email: or by post to:

Abbey Woods Academy
Wimblestraw Road
OX10 7LZ

For more information, or if you have any questions about Ladybirds Nursery, please contact us on 01865 340420 or email the school office as above.

Mid-term applications

If you are new to the area or looking to move your three-year-old to our Nursery mid-term (outside our three intakes), please enquire about a place by calling the school directly on 01865 340420, or emailing the school office.

Moving into Reception

Children normally start Reception class when they are four years old. This means they turn five during their Reception class year.

Attendance at a school nursery does not automatically entitle your child to a place in Reception at that school, so if you would like your child to join the Reception class at Abbey Woods, you must apply for a place through Oxfordshire Council, even if they already attend the nursery.

Click the link below to visit the Oxfordshire Council website.