Rising Year 7 Transition

A very warm welcome to all our new rising Year 7 students!

We understand that starting secondary school is a very exciting time, but also one that can be a bit worrying for students, as well as their parents. At Didcot Girls’ School, we aim to make the transition process as smooth and enjoyable as possible, by working closely with the students, their parents or carers, and the primary schools. This helps all those involved to feel excited and confident about joining the DGS community.

Please find below an outline of key transition dates. Further details of our transition events will be sent to you should your daughter be offered a place.

National Offer Day (places offered via OCC)

1st March

Welcome letter and enrolment forms sent from DGS

3rd March

Deadline for responding to offer from OCC

15th March

Deadline for submission of enrolment forms to DGS

25th March

Transition Visits for primary schools in the Didcot Area Partnership (DAP)

22nd May – 9th June

Non-DAP Visit Days (for girls attending primary schools outside of the DAP)

13th June

Rising Year 7 Welcome Evenings

26th & 28th June

Rising Year 7 Transition Days

11th & 12th July

First day of school (Year 7 & Year 12 only)

5th September


Resources for Rising Year 7 Families

DGS Uniform

School application and admissions information



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