ADMISSION APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Admissions to Oakdale Junior School are managed through the Borough of Poole Local Authority. To view information on school admissions and the admission process, please click here.
Oakdale Junior School Admission Policies and School Catchment Map can be found at the bottom of this web page.
To apply for a place at Oakdale, parents/carers need to complete an application form (either paper or on-line) and return to the local authority.
Further advice and support is available from:
The Schools Admission Team
Children and Young Peoples’ Integrated Services
The Dolphin Centre
Tel: 01202 261936
To visit the Borough of Poole School Admissions website, please click here.
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 children transfer from and Old Town Infant School and Nursery and Stanley Green Infant School. Some children 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 children 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 child 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.