John Mason School is part of the Abingdon Learning Trust and the Trust is consulting with parents and staff of John Mason School, primary schools and the wider community, including Oxfordshire County Council, on proposed new Admission Arrangements for September 2025 intakes and beyond.

These arrangements conform to the 2021 Admissions Code, published by the government.

This consultation takes place for a 6 week period between 20 November and 15 January 2024 (6 working weeks). Once the consultation closes, the Trust Board will review feedback through the consultation and determine the Admission arrangements for Rush Common School by the end February, for September 2025 intakes.

Please send any comments that you have to by 15 January 2024.

Admissions Arrangements Consultation Copy

To apply for a place at Secondary School, you first need to apply to the Oxfordshire County Council:

Oxfordshire County Council Year 7 - Secondary School Applications

To transfer secondary school or apply for a place in-year, please visit: Oxfordshire County Council - Changing or moving school


Parents of children born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 (inclusive) need to apply for a secondary school place for September 2024.

12 September 2023 Applications open.
31 October 2023 Closing date for applications.
1 March 2024

National offer day: look online, receive email and
letters are sent out by second class post where

13 March 2024 Last date to respond to offers.
Last date to be added to the continued interest list
for offers made on 1 March.
Last date for late applications, and changes of
8 May 2024 Offer day for late applications made by 13 March.
20 May 2024

Last date to respond to offers made on 8 May.
Last date to be added to the continued interest list
for offers made on 8 May.
Last date for change of preference for offers on 5 May.

September 2024

Start of the school year.

Throughout May and June 2024

Your child will be visited at their primary school by their New Head of Year and Student Manager to get to know them a little better.

Induction Day – June 2024 - your child’s first full day at John Mason School.

Our Open Evening this year will be held on 28th September and we are holding five open mornings during the Autumn term.

Open events 2023

Take a look at our Virtual Tour: JMS Tour