The Cherwell School
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Thank you for your interest in the Cherwell School

The Cherwell School is an academy which is part of The River Learning Trust, as such it is its own admissions authority. The River Learning Trust has delegated the responsibility for admission arrangements to the Local Authority for Year Groups 7 to 11.

Details on how to apply can be found via the Local Authority via this link:

The admission arrangements for the Cherwell School can be found via the Local Authority website and via this link:

The River Learning Trust Admissions Rules for The Cherwell School remain the same as those of Community Schools and that there is no change to the designated catchment area for the school. Please see the Local Authority Website to view our catchment area or contact them directly for specific address queries.


To apply to transfer to this school at any time other than to start at the beginning of Year 7 please follow this link to the In Year Transfer Common Application Form on the Local Authority Website and submit your application to them directly on line. 


TCS-Admissions-Policy-2022-23.pdfVariation-Determined-Admission-Arrangements-and-Rules-2022-23-1.docxAdmission Appeals StatementTimetable of Admissions Appeals 2023Admissions Arrangements for 2024-25

Sixth Form Admissions

For details on Sixth Form admissions, please click the following link:


The deadline for online applications on the Local Authority website for a place in Year 7 is 31 October of the students Year 6.  If applying after this deadline please complete this paper form and post it  to The Admissions Team, County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND

More information and correspondence about admission and transition arrangements will be posted shortly on the website and we will be in touch with Parents and Carers of Students who have been offered places at The Cherwell School in the next few weeks with further information.

Letter from Mr Price May 2023 Biometric Frequently asked questions

Free School Meals Application Form

Year 6 to 7 Transition Information



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