Transferring or moving school

How to apply for places at Oxfordshire schools during the academic year (in-year transfers).

Preparing for a change of school

We accept in-year school transfer applications a maximum of one term in advance of the requested start date, based on six terms per academic year.

Things to consider about moving to a new school

Moving to a new school is an important step for any child and there is evidence that it can lead to falling levels of attainment.

  • How will your child cope with changes, new rules and, possibly, missing important work?
  • If your child has special educational needs, will there be a delay in accessing support?
  • If your child has brothers or sisters at the same school, how will you manage different start and finish times?
  • If you are requesting places for more than one child, your preferred school may not be able to offer places for all your children.

Bullying and related issues

If a child is being bullied or not getting on with other pupils, you should speak to your child’s form tutor or head of year first, to try to resolve the problem. If that does not help, speak to the head teacher and, if necessary, the chair of the governors. Visit the help if your child is being bullied page for guidance.