Year 7 Admissions

Year 7 Admissions to The Cooper School September 2021

We are so sorry not to be able to meet you all at our Open Evening which we are not able to host this year due to Covid-19.  We are always so proud to show prospective students and their families around our dynamic and vibrant school to see all the fabulous opportunities we can offer at The Cooper School.  It is our current students who shine on these occasions as they guide families around the site and greet them in our classrooms.  They perfectly exhibit the confidence, enthusiasm and self-belief we want all our students to grow on their learning journey with us.      

Our school motto encapsulates who we are as a school and our aspirations for all our students now and in their future: Dream Big.  Work Hard.  Be Kind.  We have tried to put together information on this site to give you an overview of how we motivate all of our students to develop their full potential as individuals and as members of society.  We have also collected together information that we hope will be helpful on a practical level.  If there is anything you feel we might have missed, please feel free to send us a quick question to and we will put together an FAQ document to answer these.  If there is anything more detailed we can help with, please use our usual contact details.

Virtual Open Evening Presentations

Headteacher Address

Video from Head of Year 7 & Transition

Meet the Headteacher

School Site and Facilities

Video from our SENCO

This video will be available shortly.


Please find a link to the school prospectus which outlines the school’s values and practical details about the curriculum and pastoral care at The Cooper School: 


Whilst we are unable to offer in person tours to students and parents at this time, please watch the virtual tour below:


Our latest OFSTED report can be found here:


Any specific questions about SEN provision can be answered by our Inclusion team. Please contact them via Mr Tweed, Director of Inclusion on who will direct you to the correct person to talk to.

Please follow the link below for information about Inclusion at The Cooper School:




The application process is managed by Oxfordshire County Council (not the school) and the details of how to apply are below:

Key Dates

  • Applications can be made between 4 September and 31 October 2020 for Y7 admission in September 2021
  • 1 March 2021: OCC informs parents about their child’s secondary school allocation
  • 16 March 2021: parent deadline for responding to offers or being added to the continued interest list
  • 6 May: late application offer day (OCC)
  • Summer term: visits of pastoral staff to primary schools for Year 6 Induction to year 7
  • 6 and 7 July: Year 6 Transition days at TCS


If you are unsuccessful in your application to us, the appeals are managed by Oxfordshire County Council and details about how this works can be found at