Statutory Proposal to Expand Radley Church of England Primary School


On 13 May 2020, the Cabinet Member for Education & Cultural Services APPROVED the proposed expansion of Radley Church of England Primary School. 

Details of the meeting are on the public website


Oxfordshire County Council, working with the leadership team of the school, proposes to expand Radley Church of England Primary School to 1 form of entry. This would mean an increase in Radley's admission number in September 2021 from 15 to 30 on a permanent basis.

The proposed expansion of the school means that each year group that starts at the school from September 2021 onward would consist of up to 30 places, making a maximum total of 210 pupils from Reception to Year 6 across the whole school eventually.

The proposed expansion would:

  • Ensure the county council meets its statutory duty to secure sufficient school places, in an area where demand is expected to increase rapidly due to the cumulative effect of planned and permitted housing development.
  • Be supportive of high educational standards and parental choice. Radley CE Primary School is rated Good by Ofsted (last inspected February 2019).
  • Maintain parental choice for existing families and those moving into the Radley area.
  • Provide the necessary additional infrastructure to support local housing growth.
  • Prevent unnecessary increases in travel time and costs for families in the area, who would otherwise have to accept places at schools outside Radley.

This proposal has been informed by the 4-week informal consultation held between 13 January and 10 February 2020.

The full details of this proposal are included in the Statutory Proposal.

To respond to this consultation, please complete the online feedback form here. If you would like a response to your comments, please provide your email address.

Alternatively, you may respond by:

  • Emailing your response to, quoting 'Radley Expansion' in the subject line
  • Handing in a written response at the reception office at Radley CE Primary School
  • Posting a written response to Joanne Booker, Access to Learning, Oxfordshire County Council, 4th Floor County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND, marking your envelope RADLEY EXPANSION

This consultation will close at midnight on Monday 30 March 2020.


  • Opened
    2 Mar 2020 at 00:00
  • Closed
    30 Mar 2020 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    13 May 2020

Consultation Documents


Contact Name Joanne Booker
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 07393 001258

Consultation Topic
  • Education & learning
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Families and parents
  • Councillors
  • Schools
  • Voluntary organisations and community groups
Geographical Area
  • Abingdon