Rose Hill Primary School is an Academy managed by the River Learning Trust and as such is its own admissions authority. The River Learning Trust has delegated the responsibility for admission arrangements for Rose Hill Primary School to the Local Authority, Oxfordshire County Council. 


RHPS Admissions Arrangements Policy (current)


Admissions Consultation:

Proposed Admissions Arrangements for

September 2025



Please click on each of these documents for full details of the consultation:





We are consulting on the proposal to lower the Published Admission Number (PAN) of Rose Hill Primary School from 60 to 30, from September 2025.


This change is proposed in response to a fall in the birth rate, seen nationally and locally, and the linked projected fall in the number of pupils due to start school living in the catchment area of Rose Hill Primary School. 


In line with the requirements of the Admissions Code 2021, this consultation seeks to engage with parents and carers of children already at the school, as well as future parents of the school, the staff, other local admissions authorities and other interested parties. 


The consultation is open for six weeks, responses must be received by 3pm on 12 January 2024.   Please use this form for online responses: our online form


The consultation will run from 17 November 2023 to 12 January 2024. If you have any comments on the proposed changes, or would like a hard copy of the proposal, please email, call  01865 777937 or write to: 


The Governors, 

Rose Hill Primary School,

The Oval, 





For admissions to school, from Reception to Year 6, all applications should be made through Oxfordshire County Council.  There is a link below which will take you to OCC’s admissions webpage where you can find guidance on how to apply.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask us for help – you can phone us on 01865 777937 or email

We welcome visits to the school, so please make an appointment to come and look around, either by phoning the office or by e-mail.

OCC Admission Rules and Policies

OCC Admissions

This link will help you with Oxfordshire County Council’s schools admissions procedure.  You can also visit the Parents Information area of our website to see more detail about applying for Primary and Secondary school.

We are an inclusive school, as we believe every child has the right to succeed. Do come and talk to us if you have any questions.

If you are moving into the area, in-year transfers  are often possible during the school year.  Applications are through the Oxfordshire County Council website, as per the link above.

For Nursery admissions, please apply directly to school.  You can collect waiting list and enrolment forms from our main school reception or please phone 01865 777937 or email

for information and to request copies of these forms.

Alternatively, you can download a copy of the waiting list form below.  When you have completed the form please return either by post to Rose Hill Primary School, The Oval, Oxford, OX4 4SF, by email to, or you can bring the form in to our main reception at school.

Download Editable Nursery Waiting List Form

All children are entitled to fifteen hours of nursery schooling, the term after they turn three.  Here at Rose Hill we offer either morning or afternoon sessions.  Our morning sessions run from 8.40 am to 11.40 am and our afternoon sessions run from 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm.  Please speak to a member of staff if you would like your child to bring in a packed lunch to eat here at school at 11.45 am.

We are offering extended hours in the Nursery to families who are eligible for 30 hours per week.  You can check your eligibility at

When you apply for a place at nursery we will usually contact you the term before your child is due to begin attending.  A member of the nursery team will contact you and arrange to visit you at home, to see your child in a familiar environment and to get an understanding of what they enjoy doing.  The team will then talk to you about visits to nursery and settling your child in nursery.