Secondary school admissions
Make an application to secondary school
Parents of children born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 (inclusive) need to apply for a secondary school place for September 2023.
Consider schools in your catchment area
Many, but not all, secondary schools have catchment (or designated) areas.
Where your child has a catchment area school, they are more likely to get a place, but it isn't guaranteed. If there are more applications than places, Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) follow the school's published admission rules to decide priority. OCC advise that you list your catchment school as one of your preferences if there is one for your address.
You can find details of catchment areas for schools that use them on OCC's list of schools page.
Attending their catchment school does not guarantee that your child will get free home to school transport.
You can find more information about applications and appeals via the links to OCC's website below.