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Open Mornings


We think that Offham Primary School is a wonderful place for children to learn, grow and thrive and we hope that you agree. We welcome visits to come and look around our school and will hold special tours every November for prospective parents for the following years Reception intake. We take 30 new Reception children into Offham every year and have some mid-year movement within classes, which means that occasionally places do become available. For more information about admission into our school please see the links below or the school office at any time.


Open morning tours for prospective Reception children for September 2020 will be:

  • Monday 11th November 2019
  • Tuesday 12th November 2019
  • Monday 18th November 2019
  • Tuesday 19th November 2019


Open mornings start at 9.30am and finish at approximately 11.30am. Parents are free to bring their children along, however the morning does entail a walk around the school as a group. To book onto an open morning tour please ring the school office.

Tours of the school for prospective Reception parents


We apologise that, due to disruption to the children and their learning and limited staff capacity, we are not able to hold additional private tours of the school after our prospective parent open mornings, of which we hold 4 in November. However, please feel free to get a feel for our school by navigating around our 'virtual tour' below.


All information handed out and talked about at the prospective parent open mornings can be accessed by clicking the: Admissions to Reception link below.

Over Subscription Criteria


The oversubscription criterion is a set of rules Offham School uses if it receives too many requests for the places that it has available.


Offham is a one form entry school and so has 30 places available.

Our oversubscription criterion is as follows:


  • Children in Local Authority Care and children who have been adopted from Care.


  • Current family association (sibling) - “Siblings” means children who live as brother and/or sister in the same house, including natural brothers/sisters, adopted siblings, step brothers/sisters and foster brothers/sisters. 

This link will stand if the family have continued to live at the same house as when the

older sibling was admitted OR if the family have moved, but are still within 2 miles of

the school.


  • Health, Social and Special Access Reasons – Priority under Health and Special Access reasons will be given to those children who have (or whose parent/parents/guardian have) a mental or physical impairment or social need which means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend our School.  This needs to be supported  by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner, which can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and Offham School meaning Offham is the only school that can accommodate these needs.


  • Nearness of Children’s Homes to School – KCC’s measuring software uses assigned address point data provided annually by Ordnance Survey.  The measurement is taken as a straight line (as the crow flies) from a child’s assigned address point to the School’s assigned address point.  Address point references allow KCC to calculate distances in miles to four decimal places.

The child’s home address is considered to be a residential property that is the child’s only or main residence and not an address at which the child may stay during the week such as a friend’s, grandparent’s or childminder’s home; it can be owned, leased or rented by the child’s parent, parents or guardian.