Open Events and Information for Prospective Families

Dgs open events 2021


Open Evening - Wednesday 29th September 4:30pm-7:30pm

We are delighted to invite you to our Open Evening, this will be a wonderful opportunity to welcome you to our school and give you a flavour of life here at Didcot Girls' School. Our guides will be delighted to show you around the school, where you can meet our staff and students and take part in some of our interactive activities. Headteacher talks will take place at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm, but we also be offering the same presentation virtually on Zoom, on 30th September, details of which will be on the Open Evening programme. No booking is necessary.


Parking will be available at our Frideswide car park (off Manor Crescent), as well as via our Cockcroft entrance, (off Oxford Crescent). Limited disabled parking will be available outside Cockcroft Hall, via our Cockcroft entrance.

In advance of attending please read our Covid Contingency below and:

  • Complete a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test on the eve of the event, although we will not require evidence of this

  • Do not attend the open event if you are displaying any of the 3 symptoms of Covid 19 

  1. high temperature – you are hot to touch on your chest or back  
  2. new continuous cough – you have been coughing a lot for more than an hour, you have had 3 coughing episodes in the last 24  hours or your usual cough is worse than usual  
  3. loss or change to your sense of smell – you have noticed that you can not smell or taste anything or things smell or taste different to normal

Open Evening Covid Contingency


School Tours

Unfortunately all of our tours are now fully booked. We look forward to welcoming you to our Open Evening.



Resources for Prospective Families


Resources for Rising Year 7 Families

Ofsted report

Please enjoy reading about school life at DGS in our Panorama publication:

Latest Edition

Previous editions


Key Dates for September 2022 Admissions


Applications open on 3 September 2021
Closing date for applications: 31 October 2021

Offer Letters emailed and posted from Local Authority: 1 March 2022

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.

As an Academy, the Governors of Didcot Girls' School adopt the same admission arrangements as those for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools. All applications for places should be made via the Local Authority on 01865 815175. For more information about the Local Authority Admissions Policy follow this link:

Secondary Schools Application Procedure

For our Admissions Statement 2021-22 follow this link

Admissions Statement 2021-2022

For our Admissions Statement 2022-23 follow this link

Admissions Statement 2022-2023

Click here to view a map showing the approximate catchment area for DGS.

Click here to view the appeals procedure.


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