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Admissions and Potential Student information

On this page you will find full details of our school admissions policy, including our criteria for admissions, how to apply for a place at our school and our oversubscription criteria. You will also find information about how you can find out more about our admissions policy and how to appeal if you are unhappy with the school place you are offered for your child.


Admissions amendment to be applied from September 2021

In June 2021the DfE provided guidance around internationally adopted previously looked after children (IAPLAC), to be adopted and applied from September 2021.  The Board of Trustees adopted this amendment in June 2021 for implementation.  Please find the guidance below, to be read in conjunction with our Admissions policy.


Faringdon Community College is a comprehensive school and we are committed to the highest of standards in all aspects of our work and the attainment of our students. We believe in equality of opportunity and do not select students according to ability.


Timetable for school admissions application process

Key Admission Dates 

31st October 2022 - closing date for on-time applications

1 March 2023 - letters (and email if you applied online) offering a school place will be dispatched on this date by Oxford County Council

March 2023 - deadline for response forms, putting names on continued interest (waiting) lists, adding new preferences or making late applications

March 2023- start considering late applications and waiting lists.


Late Applications

To apply after 31st October 2022, you need to complete a secondary application form as soon as possible. You should also explain why you were unable to make the application on time.


Admission Appeals

If you are unhappy with the place you have been offered, you can appeal this through the Admissions Appeals process, via Oxfordshire County Council. Further details are available on their website.

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Thank you for your interest in Faringdon Community College.

We know that there is no substitute for seeing the school for yourself, speaking to our students and staff and feeling the atmosphere in the corridors and classrooms.  However, please find below a short video showing you our school.

FCC Prospectus September 2022

Arrangements for a Mid-Year Transfer

(other than a move from primary to secondary phase)


If you are considering applying for a place at FCC as a ‘Mid Year Transfer’ (transfer other than at primary to secondary phase), please contact the college reception initially (01367 240375 / and ask for a college prospectus to be sent to you. You can also request to have a tour of the college which will be arranged with either Mrs Sharon Talbot  or the prospective student’s Head of Year. All applications must be made through Oxford County Council. If places are available, a place will be offered and a start date can be identified, college transport can be arranged and subject choices organised.

Our maximum number for each year group is 270.


For any further information please contact Mrs Claire Ellson on 01367 240375 or email