We are delighted that you have shown an interest in Bartholomew School and thank everyone who joined us for our Open Evening on Thursday 21st September. Following this event we always invite parents and carers of prospective Year 7 students to visit the School during the day: our Open Mornings this year take place from 9.00am to 10.30am on Tuesday 26th or Friday 29th September 2023 (no booking required).

Secondary school admissions to Bartholomew School are managed by Oxfordshire County Council. Please visit their website: Year 7 - secondary school applications | Oxfordshire County Council for further information and an application form. Applications close on 31st October 2023.

We invite you to watch our new film, explore the admissions information below and begin preparing your child for a bright, exciting and happy future.

Welcome and introduction from Mr Craig Thomas, Headteacher

To watch at full screen size, press play then click on the square (bottom right).



Year 7 to 11 Prospectus

Bartholomew School Prospectus 2024 (Part 1)

Bartholomew School Prospectus Part 1 of 2


Bartholomew School Prospectus 2024 (Part 2)

Bartholomew School Prospectus 2024 2025 front cover

Out of Catchment Mailing List

If your child goes to a primary school that is NOT part of the Eynsham Partnership Academy (EPA) and you wish to receive information about our transition days, please complete our Out of Catchment Mailing List below:

Privacy Policy

Alternative link to the above form:

Your personal data will be kept secure in line with our Privacy Policy and only used for the purpose of communicating with you as above. This data will be deleted once the Admissions process has been completed and it is known that your child will not be attending Bartholomew School. If you wish to be removed from the mailing list before this time then you may request this by contacting the Admissions Officer at: (please mark your message 'Out of Catchment Mailing List').

Year 7 Admissions Timeline 2024-25

12th Sept 2023                            

Apply for a secondary school place

Applications open:

21st Sept 2023            

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

26th & 29th Sept 2023 If your child is moving up to secondary school in September 2024 and you would like to see the School during the day, we warmly invite you to visit us during one of our Open Mornings. These begin at 9.00am promptly and last until 10.30am. No booking required, just arrive at main reception at the start time.
31st Oct 2023                                                       

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

9th Nov 2023               

Prospective Year 7 transition day (1 of 3)

Bartholomew School Transition Day - CatchmentBartholomew School Transition Day - Out of Catchment

1st March 2024             

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

13th March 2024

Last date for responding to an offer from Oxfordshire County Council

(See OCC website for further information)

From March 2024

Once you have accepted your place: 

Parents/carers will receive a welcome letter and enrolment pack with all the necessary documentation to register their child at Bartholomew School for September 2024.

Please ensure this is completed and returned to us as soon as possible.

18th April 2024

Prospective Year 7 transition day (2 of 3)

May/June 2024

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, answer any quesitons they may have, and 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.

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.

27th June 2024

Prospective Year 7 transition day (3 of 3)

In the evening, we invite prospective Year 7 parents and carers to an induction information evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm in the Main Hall

** Please ensure you have returned your child's completed enrolment forms **

Admissions Policy and Catchment Map

Open events and visits

Thank you to everyone who came to our Open Evening on Thursday 21st September, it was lovely to see the school full of families and we are very grateful for the positive feedback. 

Open Mornings

Following our Open Evening there will be an opportunity to visit Bartholomew during the school day. We are running two Open Mornings on Tuesday 26th and Friday 29th September from 9.00am to 10.30am. There is no need to book for these, please just come to visitor reception and sign in at 9.00am.

Private Visits

At other times of the year we offer a tour of the School on Mondays starting at 11.20am and lasting for approximately one hour. Please contact the main office (01865 881430) to book.

Sixth Form admissions

Please visit our Sixth Form Admissions 2024 page for further details about the process for joining Year 12.

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