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Year 7 - secondary school applications

Apply to transfer to Year 7 at secondary school for September 2023.

Offer day for secondary school

If you applied between 1 November 2021 and 15 March 2022, we'll send you an offer letter by second class post on 5 May 2022. We will not send emails.

Responding to an offer

You will receive a response form with your letter. Scan or photograph the completed form and send it to schoolofferresponse@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Or you can return it in the post to:

School Admissions Team
County Hall
New Road
Oxford
OX1 1ND

The deadline for receipt of completed response forms is 20 May 2022.

Independent school

If your child is going to attend an independent school, you must provide us with the name of the school in writing as soon as possible.

Home educating

If you are going to educate your child at home, please let us know in writing as soon as possible. Contact the Elective Home Education Team.

Leaving Oxfordshire

If you are leaving the area and no longer require a school place in Oxfordshire, let us know as soon as possible.

Continued interest lists

Lists for most schools will be maintained until 30 June 2023. If a place becomes available, we'll write to you if we can offer that place to your child. We recommend that you accept the offered school to ensure a place for your child in September.

Find out how to add your child to a continued interest list.

Free home to school transport

If your child is eligible, you'll receive a paper transport form with your offer. Scan or photograph the completed form and attach it to an email. Send it to schooltransportresponse@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Or you can return it in the post to:

School Admissions Team
County Hall
New Road
Oxford
OX1 1ND

Late applications

If you haven't applied yet, find out how to make a late application.

Change of preference

If you have an offer but have:

  • moved address
  • changed your mind.

We recommend that you accept the offered school to ensure a place for your child in September. You can make a late application for the school you want.

Appeal a decision

If your child has not been offered the school place you want, you can make an appeal.