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

Year 3&4 Production19Nov2018

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Year 3&4 Production20Nov2018

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Non School Uniform for PTA (bring a bottle/chocolate/gift for the Secret Santa Room for the Christmas Fete)23Nov2018

Please come in non-uniform and bring a bottle/chocolate/gift for the Secret Santa Room for the Christmas Fete

INSET DAY (school closed to children)26Nov2018

PTA Christmas Fete30Nov2018

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Year 1&2 Nativity performance10Dec2018

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Year 1&2 Nativity performance11Dec2018

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Foundation Stage Nativity performance12Dec2018

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Christmas Jumper Day 201814Dec2018

Key Stage 2 Carol Service20Dec2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ St Mary's Church

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

Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015(inclusive) will be starting Reception from September 2019. The deadline for receipt of primary and infant school applications is 15 January 2019. 

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  guidelines.


Key dates

  • 25 October 2018- parents can start to apply 
  • 15 January 2019 - closing date for on-time applications
  • 16 April 2019 – allocation day: letters sent (by second class post) and emails sent detailing the offer of a school place
  • September 2019 – start of the school year