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Key Stage 2-3 Transition


The Schools Admissions Team at Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for coordinating admissions to Bartholomew School and, therefore, the school is not involved in the application process.  All queries should be addressed to the Schools Admissions Team at County Hall.

Secondary admissions are coordinated across Oxfordshire and across LA boundaries.  If you are resident in Oxfordshire you need to 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 also available online. 

All the information for applying (include online applications) can be found at:

The Transition Process

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.

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, Senior Pastoral Lead for Year 7 and Key Stage 2-3 Transition via

Open Events

Our transition process begins each year by offering parents and students the opportunity to come and visit our school during our Open Evening which will be held on Thursday 23rd September 2021.

Key Dates for September 2022 admissions

Applications open: 3 September 2021

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2021

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

Offer letters dispatched from Oxfordshire County Council: 1 March 2022

Acceptance letters are sent to parents with a form to be signed and returned to the County Admissions Team or accepted online.

Once you have accepted your place

Primary Visits: During May/June 2022

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

Over the following months, members of our ALPS Team visit primary schools regularly to begin to form links with students who might benefit from additional support through the transition process.  The ALPS 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 ALPS Manager and the SENCo visit primary schools to meet with students to answer any further questions that they might have about the move to Bartholomew. Feedback from parents tells us that these visits are a strength of our transition process and are very much appreciated as a means of allaying any concerns.

Welcome letter from Bartholomew School sent: June 2022

Parents will receive an induction handbook and all necessary documentation to enrol their child at Bartholomew School for September 2022.

Transition Film

Whilst we have not been able to have a transition day, where your child would have met their form group members and tutor, you can be assure that your child is joining a wonderful school, surrounded and supported by talented, caring and professional staff.

We hope you enjoy our short transition film and welcome message from Mr Thomas, Headteacher and Mr Thompson, Assistant Head Teacher and Head of Key Stage 3. We are really looking forward to meeting our new Year 7 students in September.


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