ADMISSION APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Oakdale Junior School Admissions Policy is determined by Harbourside Learning Partnership which is the admissions authority for the school.
Please follow the link below to access the policies and further information on applying for a school place.
VISITS TO SCHOOL BY PROSPECTIVE PARENT/CARERS
The school holds two formal meetings for prospective parents/carers of Year 2 pupils, in the autumn and summer terms preceding admission, and also host an Open Day every October. Parents/carers are given escorted tours of the school and the chance to ask questions of staff and pupils.
Additional visits will be arranged through the school office for parents/carers who require admission at other times of the year. If you have any doubts or concerns about admissions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
LIAISON WITH INFANT SCHOOLS
Many of our pupils transfer from and Old Town Infant School and Nursery and Stanley Green Infant School. Some pupils transfer from Sylvan, Courthill, Canford Heath and Lilliput Infant Schools and Heatherlands Primary School. Every effort is being made to ensure continuity, through the programmes of study and the selection, where appropriate, of common source material. Quality time is spent on handing over key information from one school to the next.
SECONDARY TRANSFER ARRANGEMENTS
At the end of their time at Oakdale Junior School, parents/carers have the choice of a number of secondary schools – general secondary, comprehensive or the two single sex grammar schools. In the case of Parkstone Grammar School (girls) and Poole Grammar School (boys), entry is on the basis of selection tests, held in October each year at the two schools concerned. Poole High School also carries out testing of those pupils who apply for entry to its expressly academic stream. Close liaison with all senior schools is involved and, prior to transfer, visits are made in both directions and each child’s progress is discussed.
The school currently enjoys partnerships with both Poole and Parkstone Grammar Schools. Teachers from these schools work within the school on a regular basis, particularly with Year 6 pupils.
All parents/carers should please note that no pupil automatically transfers to secondary school. Details of admission arrangements are sent to parents/carers of Year 6 children in the Autumn term for entry into secondary school commencing in the following September and the obligation is on parents and carers to complete and submit the secondary transfer application form by the stated deadline.