Thank you for your interest in joining The Henry Box School.
The Henry Box School is an academy which is part of The MILL Academy Trust which is its own admissions authority. The MILL Academy Trust has delegated the responsibility for admission arrangements to the Local Authority, Oxfordshire County Council for Year Groups 7 to 11.
Details on how to apply can be found via the Local Authority Website.
Or contact the Admissions Team on 01865 815175 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The designated area for The Henry Box School, includes the villages of Aston, Cote & Shifford, Curbridge and Ducklington.
A map of the designated area for The Henry Box School can be found via this link.
Sixth Form Admission
For details on Sixth Form admissions, please click here.
Transfer from Primary to Secondary School
Prospective students and their parents are warmly invited to visit our Virtual Open Day on the 7th October and onwards, before making their choice of secondary school:
Virtual Open Day for prospective parents and students
Wednesday 7th October 2020
Visit our website where you will find our Virtual Open Day video, interactive map, and faqs. Click here for this information.
Parents of Year 6 children automatically receive information about admissions from the Local Authority in the autumn term.
The transfer from primary to secondary school is an important step for Year 6 pupils and their parents. Staff at The Henry Box School work hard to make the transition as smooth and informative as possible. Staff visit primary schools in the summer term to get to know primary school pupils who will be joining The Henry Box School. An information evening is held in April for prospective parents and we have three transfer days in July when pupils will have the opportunity to meet the other children in their tutor groups, sample lessons, tour the school, have lunch, and generally begin to become acclimatised. Later the same week, the children and their parents/carers come into school to meet their form tutors.
Moving or Transferring Schools
Sometimes students join the school at a different point in their school life, usually due to a house move. Visits to the school are welcome, prior to making a formal application. To arrange a visit or request further information, please contact Eileen Bourton: tel. 01993 703955, email: email@example.com.
The Process for In-Year Admissions
Usually, places will be offered if there are places available in the year group (the number of children in the year group is less than the published Admission Number for the school).
Sometimes, it will not be possible to offer places even though there are less children in the year group than the Admission Number because the school has had to organise in a way that means the admission of a further pupil would cause prejudice to the efficient education of the children already there.
For admissions after a September intake i.e. In- year admissions if a year group has been undersubscribed and therefore staffing is established for a lower number of forms at the start of the academic year, the Trust reserves the right to refuse in-year admission applications which would require an additional class to be established and therefore the employment of additional teachers.
A Published Admission Number (PAN) is set for each year group that takes into account our capacity to offer and deliver an effective education for all students at our Trust schools. For admissions after September i.e. In- year admissions if a year group has been undersubscribed and therefore staffing is established for a lower number of forms at the start of the academic year, the Trust reserves the right to refuse in-year admission applications which would require an additional form to be established and therefore the employment of additional teachers.
The Henry Box School is part of the coordinated in-year admissions process for Oxfordshire. The scheme is published on the County Council’s public website: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/schools/apply-school-place/transferring-or-moving-school
Once an application is received, it will be submitted to the Trust's Admissions Panel for consideration. A decision will be communicated within 15 working days of the receipt of the application.
If we receive more applications than we have places, it may not be possible to offer a place. If we cannot offer places to all the children in our catchment area we will use our admissions rules to allocate the places.
All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code. The Trust has delegated the responsibility for the appeals process to the Local Authority. Details of the procedure are available from the Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) website and details of the procedure will be sent out with the response letter: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/schools/apply-school-place/school-appeals