Applications & Transition - Didcot Girls' School

Applications & Transition

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

Open Events

Y6 School Tours

School Tours give you 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 be offering a series of school tours in the Autumn term.  Booking will open in September. 


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 in September, details will follow.


Open Evening - Wednesday 3rd October 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to our Outstanding School at our Open Evening which will take place on Wednesday 3rd October from 4:30pm-7:30pm. No advance booking is necessary. 

School Tours will be scheduled for Year 6 parents and their daughters during October 2018, if you are unable to visit us on one of the summer dates above. 


Key Dates for September 2018 Admissions


Applications open: 1st September 2017
Closing date for applications: 31st October 2017

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: 1st March 2018.
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: 9th March 2018

Transition (once you have accepted your place)

Primary Visits: During May/June 2018

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 19th June 2018 or Wednesday 20th June 2018

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 25th June & Tuesday 26th June 2018 at 6.30pm

Rising Year 7 Induction Days: Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd July 2018


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