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The Schools Admissions Team at Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for coordinating all Year 7 to 11 admissions to Bartholomew School and therefore we are not involved in the application process. Please address any queries you may have to the Schools Admissions Team at County Hall.

Secondary school admissions are coordinated across Oxfordshire and across LA boundaries. If you are resident in Oxfordshire you should complete and return the application form (CAPF), which is available online. If you are not resident in Oxfordshire you will need to apply on your home authority’s application form. Details on how to fill out the form, and what is required, are available online. 

For Oxfordshire, the information and online application form can be found at:

Admissions Policy and Catchment Map

Open events and visits

Our transition process begins each year by offering parents/carers and students the opportunity to come and visit our school during our Open Evening, which this year was on Thursday 22nd September 2022. 

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At other times of the year we offer a tour of the School on alternate Mondays (week A) and Tuesdays (week B) starting at 9.00am and lasting for approximately one hour. These are for all year groups. Please contact the main office (01865 881430) to book.

Year 7 Admissions Timeline

6th Sept 2022                            

Apply for a secondary school place

Applications open:

22nd Sept 2022     

Bartholomew School Open Evening for prospective Year 7 students and their families

31st Oct 2022                                                        

Closing date for applications

Parents complete and return choices form to the Local Authority. This can be done online and you will receive confirmation that your request has been received via email

10th Nov 2022                Prospective Year 7 transition day (1 of 3)
1st March 2023             

Offer letters dispatched from Oxfordshire County Council with a form to be signed and returned to the County Admissions Team or accepted online

19th April 2023               Prospective Year 7 transition day (2 of 3)
15th March 2023

Last date for responding to an offer from Oxfordshire County Council

(See OCC website for further information)

May/June 2023

Once you have accepted your place 

The Head of Year 7, Pastoral Hub Manager and SENDCo will visit primary schools to begin the process of induction and getting to know your child.

Over the following months, members of our Pastoral Hub Team visit primary schools regularly to begin to form links with students who might benefit from additional support through the transition process.  The Pastoral Hub Team work alongside our Head of Year 7 and Transition Lead in order to ensure the process of transition is as smooth as possible for each student and their family.

The Head of Year 7, the Pastoral Hub Manager and the SENDCo visit primary schools to meet with students to answer any further questions that they might have about the move to Bartholomew. Feedback from parents/carers tells us that these visits are a strength of our transition process and are very much appreciated as a means of allaying any concerns.

29th June 2023 Prospective Year 7 transition day (3 of 3)
June 2023 Parents/carers will receive a welcome letter and enrolment pack with all the necessary documentation to register their child at Bartholomew School for September 2023.

Key Stage 2-3 Transition

At Bartholomew we pride ourselves on the quality of the care, guidance and support we provide our young people as they make the transition from their primary school to become part of our inclusive school community.

The transition process at Bartholomew is recognised as a leading example of how well primary and secondary schools can work in partnership to support students and families over both the short and long term for academic success and personal development.

Please refer to the timeline above for our transition days in 2022-23.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to our community in the near future. If you have any questions regarding the transition arrangements that relate to your child please contact Mrs N Bexon, Head of Year 7 and KS2-3 Transition Lead at:

Year 7 to 11 Prospectus


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Sixth Form admissions

Please visit our Sixth Form Admissions 2023 page for further details about the process for joining our Sixth Form.

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