Choosing a secondary school is a major decision and we aim to make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth as possible. We will be holding an Open Evening on Thursday 30th September from 5pm – 8pm and further details about this event can be found below. We hope that this evening will give you a flavour of the wide range of subjects and activities that you can do at Wood Green School, and give you 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.
We also have a Virtual Visit Page on our website. You may want to watch some of the videos before visiting us, to give you a head start. Or, if you are unable to attend our live Open Evening, you will still be able to get a good flavour of our school, especially from our students.
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 2021. 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.
At the start of this particularly important year for your family, when you will be making decisions about transfer from primary to secondary school, we are very pleased to invite you to Wood Green School Open Evening for prospective parents and students on Thursday 30th September 2021. The evening is designed so that you and your child will learn as much about Wood Green as possible. You will be able to tour the school to see staff and students working together, and perhaps join in yourselves.
The Open Evening is from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Due to the current situation, there will be no presentation in the main hall this year. Instead, those presentations will be made available online in the week running up to the evening. This will include a talk from Mr Shadbolt, the Headteacher, Mr Roberts, the teacher who leads on transition, two of our current Year eight students and two Lead Students. If you have any questions regarding the transition process, Mr Roberts will be available for 15 minute drop-in sessions to answer them at 5.30-5.45pm, 6.00-6.15pm, 6.30-6.45pm and 7.00-7.15pm in the Main Hall. There will also be a member of the Leadership Team available in the Restaurant all evening.
We would like to spread arrivals throughout the evening. We would be grateful if you could arrive at:
It would be greatly appreciated if you could arrive at your allotted time, however if this is difficult for you we can be reasonably flexible.
We appreciate that there may be children from schools not mentioned in this list who wish to visit us. They are most welcome and can slot into a time that is convenient.
When you arrive, please come to reception at the main entrance where you will be greeted and given a programme for the evening. Parking will be available on site.
Should you be unable to attend this event and would like to visit the school, please contact Mr Roberts, who has responsibility for the transition from year 6 to 7, by either email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone as above.
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.