Joining Middle Barton School

Be Curious – Believe – Challenge – Achieve


Middle Barton 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 Middle Barton School to the Local Authority, Oxfordshire County Council.

Take a tour of our wonderful school

We are a rural primary school in North Oxfordshire, where our staff, governors, parents and the wider community are committed to providing the best outcomes for our children.

We offer a wide and varied curriculum where children are encouraged to explore the world in which they live and to question what they are told, see or hear.

We are fortunate enough to have a large site with playing fields, playgrounds, a forest school area and an outdoor eco classroom, transformed from our old swimming pool – one of a kind!

We work very closely with our on-site pre-school to ensure a careful transition into our Reception class, and because of this close relationship, we see our children settle in quickly.

So if you would like to take a tour of our school and would like us to answer any questions you might have, then please call the school office on 01869 340522.

Admissions Policy

The academy is part of the coordinated admission process for Oxfordshire for children starting school for the first time in the Reception year group each year. Children can start school for the first time in the Reception year group in the academic year after their 4th birthday and must start school in the term after their 5th birthday. Applications must be made by 15 January of the academic year in which their 4th birthday falls.

Applications for entry to other year groups at the academy (Reception year group to Year 6) to start during the academic year, can be made at any time.

Full details of our admissions policy can be found by clicking on the link below.


You may appeal for a place at the school you want if you have not been offered a place.

Acceptance of a place at a school does not affect your right to appeal for a place at another school. However, if you decide to appeal for any of your preferences, it is wise to secure a place for your child at an alternative school in case your appeal is unsuccessful. This is because secondary transfer appeals are normally heard during the second half of the summer term. We are always willing to discuss alternative schools with vacancies at any stage in the process.

The acceptance of a place at an alternative school does not affect your right to appeal.

Full details of our appeals policy can be found by clicking on the link below.