Welcome to Cholsey School

Our mission is

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

We hope that you enjoy browsing our website and that it provides you with
an insight into the many different aspects of our school life.   

Heather Haigh



I couldn’t be happier with Cholsey School. My child loves learning and is encouraged to learn at her own pace and with things that interest her. (Parent survey November 2015)

Latest School Calendar Events

half term holiday24Oct2016

school photos03Nov2016

school photos04Nov2016

5/6HL Cake Sale04Nov2016

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

parents' evenings07Nov2016

KS1 Play05Dec2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

KS1 Play05Dec2016

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

KS1 Play06Dec2016

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FS play07Dec2016

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Christmas dinner and parties13Dec2016

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>

Please give your views about the possible expansion of the school - whether you are a parent of a pre-school or school child, or a member of the local community:

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We are very proud of all our music making at Cholsey School.

Please click the play button in the box above to hear a clip from our swing band playing in assembly recently.

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.

Click here to read our latest school newsletter. The school calendar may also be found here. 

School Lunch Menus: Spring 2016

Week 1

Week 2

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 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 2012 and 31 August 2013 will be starting reception from September 2017.

You will be able to apply online by early October. In the meantime, you may use the application forms for reception (pdf format, 98Kb).

However, we advise you wait 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 booklet (pdf format, 488Kb).


Key dates

  • October 2016 - online applications open
  • 15 January 2017 - Deadline for on-time applications
  • 18 April 2017 - Offer of school places sent by second class post and email
  • 5 May 2017 - Deadline for accepting or declining school places, and deadline for receipt of late application forms, continued interest list forms and changes of preference
  • September 2017 - start of the school year


The Appeals Timetable for 2016 may be found here.