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Article 28

Every child has the right to an education.


Article 28

Every child has the right to an education.


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Oakwood part of the Bridge Education Trust. As a Foundation School, it is its own admissions authority, responsible for determining its own admissions policy. The Bridge Education Trust delegate administrative responsibility of this process to the Local Authority.

Admissions into Year R 

Please see the ‘Starting at Oakwood’ page

Admissions to Oakwood during the year

Pick up a transfer form from your child’s current school and follow their instructions.

If your child is new to the UK, or not currently at school, you can pick up a form from us as long as you live in Southampton. If you live in Hampshire, you should contact Hampshire County Council, even if you want to come to Oakwood.

Admissions into Year 7 

Look out for Open Days at local secondary schools on their websites.

Once your child has a place at Oakwood, the school decides which class they will go into.

A Classroom Placement Protocol has been agreed by governors.