Applications & Transition

Please find below details of our open events and admissions process.

Open Events

Our Open Evening takes place early in the autumn term. We look forward to welcoming you to our School at our 2020 Open Evening between 4.30pm-7:30pm - date to follow. No advance booking is necessary. 

School Tours 

School Tours give you and your daughter the opportunity to tour the school with members of our Senior Leadership Team and student guides and see what the school is like on a normal working day. You will visit lessons and be able to ask any questions.

We will provide details of school tour dates once the school re-opens. 


Y6 Primary Visits

Throughout September, we visit the Year 6 girls who attend primary schools within the Didcot Area Partnership. A senior member of staff, and current DGS students, deliver a presentation to the pupils and their parents, giving them information about our school and an idea of what life at Didcot Girls’ School is like.

For any families with daughters attending primary schools outside of the Didcot Area Partnership we will be holding a presentation evening towards the end of September. You will be given a presentation from senior members of staff and information about transport will also be available. As well as this, you will hear from some of the girls who joined us last year from schools outside of our catchment area. If you would like to join us for this evening please email or let us know when you book your place on a school tour. 

Key Dates for September 2020 Admissions


Applications open on 5 September 2019
Closing date for applications: 31 October 2019

Parents complete and return choices form to the Local Authority. This can be done online; you will receive confirmation that your request has been received via email.

Visit the online applications page

Acceptance/offer letters dispatched from Oxfordshire County Council: (date to be confirmed).

Acceptance letters are sent to parents with a form to be signed and returned to the County Admissions Team or accepted online.

Welcome letter from Didcot Girls’ School sent: early March 2020

Transition (once you have accepted your place)

Primary Visits: During May/June 2020

The Head of Year 7, Student Manager and Assistant Headteacher responsible for Lower School will visit primary schools to begin the process of induction and getting to know your child.

Visit Day for Primary Schools outside the partnership: Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th June 2020.

If your daughter attends a primary school outside of the Didcot partnership, she will be invited to attend one of our Visit Days in order to get to know other students who are joining Didcot Girls' School from outside the partnership. Parents will also be invited, so that they can ask any questions they may have.

Rising Year 7 Welcome Evenings: Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at 6.30pm

Rising Year 7 Induction Days: Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th June 2020.


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Schools Accessibility Strategy May 2017 10th Aug 2017 Download
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