Bishopswood is the Oxfordshire County Council special school provision in South Oxfordshire, and in conjunction with the Local Authority (LA), pupils are admitted to the school with a Education, Health and Care Plan. Parents of pre-school children are invited to read our booklet describing the work of our nursery class in more detail. We aim to make the introduction into school as smooth as we can for you and your child. Parents considering whether to send their child to Bishopswood are welcome to visit with their child, please telephone the school for more details.
Our catchment area covers much of South Oxfordshire, including Goring, Wallingford, Watlington, Henley, Sonning Common and the surrounding rural area. In addition some pupils live in neighbouring unitary authorities.
All requests for a place at the school are dealt with by the Education Officer. Only pupils with an EHCP who have SLD/PMLD/complex needs and ASD are eligible for admission (OCC Special Admission criteria). The Education Officer will request a place at the school. The Headteacher and Chair of Governors make the decision whether the SEN can be met and whether there are places available (depending on current number of pupils on roll). Places can be offered at any time of year and to pupils of eligible age
Pupils transferring from foundation provision elsewhere may be considered for a place in the primary department in the term they are 5 years old.
Early and late transfers between departments are considered on the needs of the child.
For further information on Admissions, please refer to our Admissions Policy on the Policies area of this website.