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 2023.

(If your child has been offered a place for Year 7 starting in September 2022, please visit: Year 6 into Year 7 2022)

6 September 2022 Applications open.
31 October 2022 Closing date for applications.
1 March 2023 National offer day: look online, receive email and letters are sent out by second class post where needed.
15 March 2023 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 preference.
5 May 2023 Offer day for late applications made by 15 March.
20 May 2023

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

September 2023

Start of the school year.

Throughout May and June 2023

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 2023 - your child’s first full day at John Mason School.

Our Open Evening this year will be held on 28th September and we are currently arranging our open morning dates for the Autumn term.

Open Evening 2023

Take a look at our Virtual Tour: JMS Tour