Starting in Year 7 in September 2025

Parents/Carers of Year 6 pupils will receive a letter and common application form from their primary school in early July 2024. Parents must complete the Rotherham Common Application Form and it should be returned to the Local Authority by 31 October 2024.

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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.


At Oakwood, Year 6 pupils move up to start Year 7 on Monday 14 July 2025 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.

The Open Evening – This is held on Monday 25rd September 2024 (4-6pm) for Year 5 and 6 families to visit. 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 the Headteacher’s talk in the hall. Please check our website for further details.

The Individual Visit – Would you like to see the school during a normal working day, talk to specific teachers, e.g. SEN, English as an additional language support staff or find out about another key area of interest? Please email to arrange a visit.

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 31 October 2024 for consideration in the initial process.  The outcome of this year’s admission round (2024) shows that 210 pupils were allocated a place at Oakwood, with 39 pupils on the waiting list and 10 appeals, this cannot be taken as a guide to the position for 2025/2026; however, parents/carers may wish to consider this information when expressing a preference.

To view our Admissions Policy, please Click here.

To view the Admissions Appeals Timetable, please Click here.