Admissions

Pupil Admission Numbers

Oxford Spires Academy will take 10 students above its PAN of 220 for Year 7 starting September 2021. Year 7 2021-2022 will therefore have a PAN of 220. This has been supported by the local authority. Any queries please contact Mrs Crook on scrook@spires.anthemtrust.uk

Year 7 Admissions

Please apply to Oxfordshire County Council Admissions via their website www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions.

Sixth Form Admissions

Please apply Here

In-year Admissions


Parents can apply for a place for their child at any time outside the normal admissions round.
Applications for in-year admissions between 1st November 2021 to 31st August 2022 should be sent to Oxfordshire County Council www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions. As is the case in the normal admissions round, all children whose EHCP names the Academy will be admitted. If admission would prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources, it may be necessary to refuse a place.

If there are no spaces available at the time of the application, the child’s name may on request be added to the waiting list for the relevant year group.
 

Operation of waiting lists

Where in any year the Academy receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate. This will be maintained by Oxfordshire County Council and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application.

Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Where places become vacant, they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. The waiting list for admissions will be ranked again every time a child is added, in line with the published oversubscription criteria.  After this the School Admissions Code requires that Schools keep the reserve list until the end of the autumn term.
 

Appeals

If an application for a place at the Academy is unsuccessful (whether made during the normal admissions round or in-year), parents will be informed why admission was refused and given information about the process for hearing appeals. If parents wish to appeal, they must set out the grounds for the appeal in writing and send it to Oxfordshire County Council:
https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/schoolappeals

If you would like to tour the school beforehand with Mr Hebblethwaite, Principal, or with Mrs Crook; please contact Mrs Crook on scrook@spires.anthemtrust.uk.