Choosing a secondary school is a major decision and we aim to make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth as possible. This year, due to the Covid-19 arrangements, it is not possible to visit our school in person, so we have created a virtual Open Day website just for you. This will give you a flavour of the wide range of subjects and activities that you can do at Wood Green School, and get a sense of the warm welcome that awaits you. It is also worthwhile exploring our website to get a feel of what life at Wood Green is like.
If you do apply to Wood Green School, you will do this through the Oxfordshire County Council Admissions website. The deadline for applications is 31st October 2020. Last year we had 260 applications for 210 places and almost all places were filled by students who live or go to school in our catchment. To see a map of our catchment, click here.
If you do wish to join Wood Green School and you do not live or go to school in our catchment, it is still worth applying as this will not affect the chances of your getting into your second choice school. All this, and the criteria for prioritising places if we are oversubscribed, can be found in our Admissions Rules and Arrangements Policy 2021-22.
You usually find out which school you have been allocated in early March. We are also given the list of our new students by OCC then too. This starts a very busy time for our Transition Lead, Mr Roberts. He contacts families and primary schools to start the transition process, including giving you all the information you need and finding out more about our new students as individuals. In the weeks between March and July, Mr Roberts visits all schools, meets all our new students, arranges tutor groups with the Head of Year and organises our Transition Days when year 6s spend their first days at Wood Green School. We are proud of how smoothly this runs at Wood Green and students and parents regularly say each year how supported they felt in the transition to secondary school, even in the disruption in the summer just gone! Whatever happens in the year ahead, we will do everything to make our new cohort feel equally welcomed.