School is now closed until further notice. Please see the attached letter to parents for guidance on supporting children of Key Workers and vulnerable learners. Click Here
Starting in Year 7 in September 2020
Parents/Carers of Year 6 pupils will have received a letter and common application form from their primary school in early July 2019. Parents must complete the Rotherham Common Application Form and it should be returned to the Local Authority by 30 November 2019.
If you choose to apply on-line you must do this by 13 November 2019. To apply go to http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/schools
At Oakwood, Year 6 pupils move up to start Year 7 on Monday 06 July 2020 this process is called Transition. Transition allows for a more effective transfer between primary learning and secondary learning and supports pupils to settle early with their new classmates and teachers – it also provides a more effective continuation of the learning process. It is very popular with our pupils and parents.
Would you like to visit Oakwood?
There are two ways to visit and you are welcome to use either or both as suits your needs.
(i) The Open Evening – Monday 23 September 2019 from 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm, school is open for Year 6 families. Oakwood staff will be available for you to talk to, and there is the opportunity to meet the Headteacher and other senior staff. The evening is run on an informal basis, but you may wish to time your visit to include one of the Headteacher’s talks in the hall, held at 6.30 pm.
(ii) The Individual Visit – Would you like to see the school during a normal working day? Or talk to specific teachers, e.g. SEN or English as an additional language support staff? Or find out about another key area of interest? Please ring the school for an appointment on 01709 512222.
Please remember that individual schools cannot allocate places. The form that you send to the Local Authority is the key to the process. Without it, your child cannot be placed.
Admission Arrangements and Policy
All preferences for Community/Academy/Trust Schools are considered equally in accordance with the Co-ordinated Scheme for Admission to Secondary Schools. Parents/carers are able to name up to three preferences on the Common Application Form.
If you want your child to attend Oakwood High School, you must express your wish in writing using the form provided. Applications must be returned to the Local Authority Admissions section by 30 November 2019 or online by 13 November 2019 for consideration in the initial process. The outcome of this year’s admission round shows that 210 pupils were allocated a place at Oakwood, with 21 pupils on the waiting list, and cannot be taken as a guide to the position for 2019/2020; however, parents/carers may wish to consider this information when expressing a preference.
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