Old Sodbury Church Of England Primary

"Let your light shine" Matthew 5:16

Reception class 2024

We are now inviting families applying for Reception Class September 2024 to visit our school. We believe it is important for families to see the school during the school day in either individual or very small group tours to get a really good feel and see what we have to offer and to see our school in action. 


The best time of day to do this is at 10am, so if this is suitable for you, please contact the office with your preferred dates and we will confirm if they are available. We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly and nurturing school.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at office@oldsodbury.org.uk


Applications for Reception class 2024 closed 15th January 2024.


Late applications can still be submitted through South Gloucestershire Council in a second round on their applications page although you may be at a disadvantage if your first choice of school is full on the first round.  


South Gloucestershire Council will only begin to look at the applications after the closing date has passed at which point all applications are treated equally based on the admissions policy.

Families will then be notified of their place on the national offer day 16th April 2024.


You can find all information and how to apply here:

Primary school admissions | South Gloucestershire (southglos.gov.uk)


As well as providing education to children  who live in the village, we also welcome many children and families from further afield such as Chipping Sodbury and Yate to our school family.

We are able to provide a outstanding small village school and community to families that live in the village and also larger urban areas.

If you would like to come and look around the school at any time, please give us a ring and we would be happy to show you around.

 As with all other schools in South Gloucestershire, our admissions are handled by  the Local Authority. Full details on the application process and their online form can be found on their website on the following link:

South Gloucestershire Council Primary School Admissions

Reception year

The school has 15 places available in Reception. 

In South Gloucestershire, children start school in Reception Class in the September before their fifth birthday.

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 they will start primary school in September 2024.

If your child was born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 they will start primary school in September 2025.

If your child was born between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022 they will start primary school in September 2026.

Applications are completed between September and January online HERE

The closing date for Reception year applications was 15th January 2024.

Offers of a school place will be made to parents/carers on 16 April 2024  either via the online system if you have applied online, or by post sent on this date if you downloaded an application form.

In-year admissions

If you wish to apply for a place other than at the start of the Reception year, you will also need to complete a form and return to South Gloucestershire Council who will check with us to see if we have any spaces in the year group(s) you are looking for. Please feel free to call us first to find out if we have spaces in the Year group you are interested in. 

Further information can be found here:

South Gloucestershire Council In Year Primary Admissions

If you require any further information about the admissions process or the school, please contact us and we would be happy to help with this.