Admissions guidelines

Admissions to Gillotts School are coordinated, on behalf of the Governing Body, by Oxfordshire County Council.

To apply for a place for next September in Year 7, follow this link:
https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/secondary-school-applications

To apply for a place at any other time or in any other year group, follow this link:
https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/transferring-or-moving-different-school

Admissions guidelines

Gillotts is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school and the only secondary school in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. The main principle of admission to Gillotts is to maintain the character of the school as a comprehensive school, providing for the needs of young people within the 11-16 range, who live in Henley-on-Thames and the surrounding areas defined below or attend the listed partner primary schools. There is no guarantee of a place for children living in our priority admission area or who attend one of the partner primary schools.

Admission to our school is not dependent on any ‘voluntary’ contribution.

Pupils will be admitted at the age 11+ without reference to ability or aptitude. The admission number PAN for September 2017 will be 180.

The school participates in the Local Authority (Oxford County Council) co-ordinated scheme and all deadlines within that should be adhered to by applicants. The school follows the current published LA admission rules for Years 7 to 11 at community and voluntary controlled secondary schools. Children with Education and Health Care Plans naming the school must be admitted and will count towards the PAN if the information is available before the offer date.

Note

We often have a high number of applications.  This means it is usual for a high number to be refused when the first round of offers are made on 1 March.  However, as soon as these offers are made, we expect about 30 to 40 to be refused, because parents have accepted places at independent schools.  These released places will be offered again in the second round of offers in early May.  However you will only be considered in the second round if you are on the continued interest list. 

If you live in Oxfordshire, you must ask to be on the continued interest list.
If you live in Reading, you are automatically added to the continued interest list.
If you live in Buckinghamshire, you must ask to be on the continued interest list.
If you live in Wokingham, you are asked if you wish to remain on the continued interest list but it is assumed that you do, unless you tell them otherwise.

We strongly advise parents whose application for a place at Gillotts is refused to check their child is on the continued interest list.  Because of the number of places offered that will be refused, the true picture of who will finally be allocated a place only emerges after the second allocation in May.

We have information on the home addresses of all children offered places and all children refused, and we also have up to date information on how many offers have been declined.  If you wish to discuss your child’s application, please contact the school on 01491 574315 and ask to speak to the Admissions Secretary, Helen Bishop, or the Headteacher, Catharine Darnton.

 

How to find us

Gillotts School
Gillotts Lane
Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire
RG9 1PS


01491 574315

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