Our main entry points tend to be Reception, Year Three and Year Four. With an eye to the future and their transition to Senior School, entry by Year Four gives girls time to settle into Oxford High before their preparation for Senior School begins. Offers for Year Seven places are confirmed to parents in Year Five. We do welcome girls into all other year groups however, and girls join us from many backgrounds, countries, and nursery settings, all at different stages for their age. We currently offer a 20% sibling discount on third (or more) siblings.
Our EYFS team at Woodstock Road are specialists in early childhood education and how girls learn and develop. We pride ourselves on knowing your daughters as individuals and see our role as enthusing such young girls with a passion for learning via a play-based curriculum. Of course this includes the key building blocks of phonics and maths, but also discovering Mandarin and Science, with French taught from Year Two.
From Year Three, girls are based at Bardwell Road where we continue with our personalised approach to learning building on the strong platform from their EYFS and KS1 achievements. We add in more tailored teaching including structured Mandarin and Latin from Year Five and the majority of our girls go on to Oxford High Senior School, with Year Seven places confirmed to parents in Year Five.
Transfer from Junior to Senior School, and from Year 11 to the Sixth Form is anticipated.
Please do contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01865 318500 if you wish to discuss entry into any year group, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Details for each year group
Entry Process for Reception
Girls should have reached four years of age by 1st September in which they join the Reception classes. At present, there are no formal assessments for entry to Reception. Once registered, your daughter will be invited to attend an Admissions morning or afternoon with you and all place offers will be made in date order of registration and therefore early registration is recommended.
Entry Process for Year 3 and Year 4
For entry to Year 3 and 4, girls are invited to visit for an Admissions assessment which will include a variety of tasks in English, Mathematics and Reasoning.
Entry into other year groups
For entry into other year groups, all girls are invited to visit for an Admissions morning or afternoon where they will undertake a number of tasks and activities for Year 1, and assessments in English, Mathematics and Reasoning for Years 2, 5 and 6.
Settling in to your new school
We believe it is crucial to ensure girls settle quickly and happily into their new surroundings. We aim to send out all relevant information to new parents well in advance and, once your place has been confirmed as accepted, we will invite you to come along to age-appropriate events or concerts in school so you can meet your future classmates or fellow parents. Buddy systems, parent handbooks and ‘getting to know you’ events are all part of the warm welcome we hope you will find when you join Oxford High School.