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Apply to a University Technical College (UTC) or Studio School

How to apply for a Year 10 transfer at a more science focused and vocational curriculum school.

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and Studio Schools are state funded educational establishments that offer places to children from Year 10 to Year 13.

These establishments offer a more science focused and vocational curriculum than most state funded schools.

From 8 September - 31 October 2016, applications can be submitted for Year 10 transfer for the 2017/18 academic year.

List of establishments

In Oxfordshire, there are currently three establishments available for Year 10 transfer.

Banbury - Space Studio Banbury

Aspirations Campus, Ruskin Road, Banbury OX16 9HY
Tel: 01295 257942

For full details and prospectus visit the Space Studio’s website.

Bicester - Bicester Technology Studio

Queen’s Avenue, Bicester OX26 2NS
Tel: 01869 203012

For full details and prospectus visit Bicester Technology Studio’s website.

Didcot - UTC Oxfordshire

Greenwood Way, Harwell, Didcot OX11 6BZ
Tel: 01235 391587  

For full details and prospectus visit the UTC Oxfordshire’s website.

How to apply

The deadline for applications was 31 October 2016. If you have missed this deadline, you may complete a paper application form (pdf format, 95Kb), and if you have extenuating reasons for a late application please put this in writing.

Late applications must be received by the Admissions Team by 21 March 2017. Applicants who apply by this date will be written to on 8 May 2017.

Key dates

  • 8 September 2016 - parents can start to apply
  • 31 October 2016 - closing date for on-time applications
  • 1 March 2017 - offer letters sent by second class post and emails sent to those who applied online
  • 21 March 2017 - Deadline for receipt of response forms, continued interest list forms, late applications and changes of preference.
  • 8 May 2017 - Offer letters sent after first run of continued interest list
  • September 2017 - start of school year

School transport

If your child gets a place at a UTC or Studio School, this does not mean that they will be eligible for free home to school transport.

Free home to school transport will normally only be provided for children attending their nearest available school, if this school is over three miles from their home address.

Read our school travel page to find out more.

Last reviewed
07 September 2016
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