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.   

Our values of CARE (Curiosity, Aspiration, Respect and Enthusiasm) underpin all that we do.

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

Parent - Teacher Meetings21Oct2019

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Parent - Teacher Meetings22Oct2019

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parent - Teacher Meetings23Oct2019

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

End of Term 1 for children24Oct2019

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Parent - Teacher Meetings24Oct2019

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Inset Day25Oct2019

Half Term Holiday28Oct2019

Start of Term 204Nov2019

8:40 am - 9:40 am

Cholsey School Curriculum and Well-Being Market07Nov2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ At school

Come and look around the stalls at our market, where areas of the curriculum and well-being will be featured.

Anti-Bullying Week11Nov2019

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>

Our website is currently under construction. Our new site will be launched next term.

Please see below for who to contact should you wish to send your child to Cholsey School. We currently have spaces in all year groups.

Well being at Cholsey School:

Thank you to the parents who attended our well being evening on the 25th March 2019.
Here are some comments by parents:

"Absolutely lovely, useful evening."
"Really useful, loads of ideas and great networking."
"Really impressive event. Thank you. We'll be trying out many of the ideas from the talk."

Here is a copy of the well being presentation


We will be having another Wellbeing/Curriculum evening on Thursday 7th November (6-8 p.m.) - more details to follow 

From 11th July 2019, bookings for Before and After School Clubs for the next academic year will be booked online. Please click here for further information regarding this; including  how to set up an account and complete a booking. 

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, Mrs Poole and Mrs Norman. 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 can be found here. These menus are valid until the end of Term 1 2019.

Menu Week 1

Menu Week 2

Menu Week 3

From 1st November 2019, we will be using a new catering provider. New menus will start from Monday 4th November

Menu (from 4th November 2019)

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 currently:

Ladygrove Park Primary 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: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/schools/apply-school-place/infant-and-primary-school
Our Admissions Policy is here.

Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 (inclusive) will be starting Reception from September 2020. The deadline for receipt of primary and infant school applications is 15 January 2020. Online applications are available from 1 November 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

  • 1 November 2019- parents can start to apply 
  • 15 January 2020 - closing date for on-time applications
  • 16 April 2020 – National allocation day: letters sent (by second class post) and emails sent detailing the offer of a school place
  • September 2020 – start of the school year#

Please see here for information on appeals.