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.
Schools that process applications independently
The following schools process their own in-year transfer applications and should be contacted directly:
- Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp CE Primary School
- Bampton Primary School
- Brize Norton Primary School
- Dr South's Church of England Primary School (Islip)
- Goring CE Primary School
- Heyford Park Free School
- North Leigh CE Primary School
- Our Lady's Catholic Primary School (Oxford)
- St Christopher's CE Primary School (Langford)
- St Christopher's CE Primary School (Oxford)
- St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (Thame)
- St Mary and St John CE Primary School (Oxford)
- St Peter's Church of England School, Alvescot
- The Blake CE Primary School (Witney)
- The John Henry Newman Academy (Oxford)
- Wykham Park Academy (Banbury)
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.
Speak to the current school first
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.