Welcome to Cholsey School

Our mission is

"to prepare children for the future through academic excellence and individual care."

Here at Cholsey School, we pride ourselves on providing a friendly and vibrant learning environment for happy and enthusiastic children and staff.   

This website offers an insight into our caring and busy school, as well as providing valuable information for our school community.  We hope you enjoy browsing.

Heidi McSweeney



Latest School Calendar Events

PTA AGM - All welcome26Sep2018

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ School

Travelling Book Fair08Oct2018

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Travelling Book Fair09Oct2018

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Travelling Book Fair10Oct2018

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Foundation Stage and Year 1&2 Harvest Festival - parents and carers invited to join us to celebrate Harvest11Oct2018

9:15 am - 10:00 am @ St Mary's Church

Travelling Book Fair11Oct2018

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Travelling Book Fair12Oct2018

3:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Parent Teacher Meetings15Oct2018

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Parent Teacher Meetings16Oct2018

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parent Teacher Meetings17Oct2018

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>

Our Ofsted report (October 2016) is now available from this link, or from the Ofsted page.

'Your school is a beacon of learning within the community. You have championed
the transformative power of education with pupils and parents alike.'

'Parents highly value the dist inctive education you provide. Additional comments
made by parents using the free-text facility in Parent View were overwhelmingly
positive. Statements such as, ‘the school delivers on its mission statement to enable
each child to reach its potential through academic excellence and individual care’
were not untypical. The overwhelming praise parents have for you and your staff is
a testament to the way that you intellectually, artistically, culturally and emotionally
nurture the children in your care.'

We are very proud of all our music making at Cholsey School. We were even more delighted when our visitors from South Africa (who came as part of the CHOKO project - a long standing relationship between Cholsey and Kodumela in South Africa)  delighted us with their singing.

Please click the play button in the box above to hear a clip.

Please note that parents may request paper copies of any of the content on this website from  the school office. Just pop in and speak to Cheryl or Louise.

If you have any safeguarding concerns you wish to discuss, our Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs McSweeney, Mrs Lee, Mrs Nathanielsz and Mrs Poole. You can read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy here.


The school council has worked closely with our catering team to devise the lunch menus. All children contributed with ideas and opinions and the menus (updated Sept 2018) can be found here: 

Menu Week 1

Menu Week 2

Menu Week 3

Academy Status

The school became an academy and joined other primary schools in the area as part of the OPEN umbrella trust on November 1st 2013.  The other schools in the group are:

Ladygrove Park Primary School, Didcot

Manor School, Didcot

St John's Primary School, Wallingford

Willowcroft Community School, Didcot                    

How to apply for a place at Cholsey

If you would like to find out more about our school, you are very welcome to visit.  Please contact Alison Nathanielsz, Louise Stewart or Cheryl Bryers in the school office on 01491 651862 or email parents@cholsey.oxon.sch.uk to arrange a convenient time.

If you would like to apply for a place for your child at Cholsey School you will need to contact Oxfordshire County Council:http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/starting-school
Our Admissions Policy is here.

Children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 (inclusive) will be starting Reception from September 2018. The deadline for receipt of primary and infant school applications is 15 January 2018.

You may use the application forms for reception (pdf format, 98Kb).

However, we advise you to apply online as this is the most efficient and secure method of applying.

Make sure you understand the admissions process before applying by reading OCC's  Starting School


Key dates

  • 25 October 2017 - parents can start to apply 
  • 15 January 2018 - closing date for on-time applications
  • 16 April 2018 – allocation day: letters sent (by second class post) and emails sent detailing the offer of a school place
  • 3 May 2018 - deadline for submitting response form, continued interest forms, late applications and changes of preference
  • 12 June 2018 – second allocation round: letters sent after first run of continued interest list and late applications
  • September 2018 – start of the school year