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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 KS2-3 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 or one of our Open Mornings in September. 

Open Morning tours give you the opportunity to tour the school with student guides and see what the school is like on a normal working day. You will visit lessons and be able to ask any questions. 


Open Evening for September 2020 Admission

  • Thursday 26 September 2019, 5.30pm-8.00pm


Open Mornings for September 2020 Admission

  • Tuesday 1 october 2019, 9.00am  
  • Thursday, 3 october 2019, 9.00am

Key Dates for September 2020 admissions

Applications open: 5 September 2019

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2019

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: 2 March 2020

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 2020

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 2020

Parents will receive an induction handbook and all necessary documentation to enrol their child at Bartholomew School for September 2020.


Rising Year 7 Induction Day: Thursday 25 June 2020

Staff at Bartholomew welcome the upcoming Year 7 students into the school for an induction day, which offers students an opportunity to get to know the other students in their tutor groups and to experience what life and learning is like as part of our community.  Those students joining us from a primary school outside of the Eynsham Partnership Academy usually find this day particularly helpful.


Parent Information Evening for Rising Year 7s: Thursday 25 June 2020 at 6.30pm

For parents there is the opportunity to listen to a talk by the Headteacher, the Head of Year 7 and the Head Boy and Head Girl, as well as to meet key staff including your child's tutor.

Parents will learn about arrangements for their child starting in September 2020 and will hear about key events scheduled for their child during Year 7.  There will also be an opportunity to view uniform samples, and to purchase essential school equipment.

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