How to apply

How to apply Year 12

Sixth Form Application Form 

To apply simply complete our Sixth Form application form.

On receipt of your application we will invite you for an interview to discuss your application, study options and career ambitions. Your offer of a place is likely to be conditional on achieving certain GCSE grades.

If you’d like to discuss anything before completing the application form, please email or call 01235 391 587.

How to apply Year 10

Year 10 Confirmation Form

Online applications
You can apply to the UTC by completing our online application form here. Once we have received your application form a member of staff will be in touch to discuss this with you and the next steps towards securing a place with us at the UTC.


Catchment area

UTC Oxfordshire recruits students from a 15 mile catchment area that includes Oxfordshire, Newbury and Reading.



Year 10 Admissions

UTC Oxfordshire recruits a balanced intake of students across the ability range in each year of entry.

The catchment area covers an area within a 15 mile radius of Didcot. Grouped postcode areas are used to ensure a geographical spread. A set proportion of places are allocated to young people living in each postcode area. This means that applicants living anywhere in the catchment area would be given equal consideration regardless of the proximity of their home address to the UTC.

Where the number of applicants for admission is greater than the published admissions number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where UTC Oxfordshire is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in this order:

  • looked after children
  • siblings of students in attendance at the UTC in Years 10 to 12
  • 30% of places to applications within catchment area one, which includes all postcodes in OX 10, OX 11 and OX 14
  • 30% of places to applications within catchment area two, which includes all postcodes in OX 1, OX 4, OX 12, OX 13, OX 44, OX 49, RG14, RG18 and RG20
  • 30% of places to applications within catchment area three, which includes all postcodes in OX 2, OX 3, OX 9, OX 18, OX 28, OX 29, OX 33, RG4, RG8, RG9, RG17, RG31 and SN7

The remaining 10% of places would be allocated to pupils living outside of the postcodes listed above, with those living closest to the front gates of the UTC (straight line distance) being admitted.

If any of the areas are undersubscribed, the places from such areas would be randomly allocated to applicants in oversubscribed area/s.

Click here for the admissions policy for UTC Oxfordshire

Travelling to UTC Oxfordshire

UTC Oxfordshire is based in Great Western Park on Greenwood Way, Harwell, Didcot, OX11 6DL.

There are a number of ways to travel to the UTC:


Thames Travel provides a number of bus services from surrounding towns and villages to Didcot:

Map of Thames Travel South Oxfordshire bus network


First Great Western run a regular stopping service (East 2 timetable) between Oxford and Reading which stops at Didcot Parkway. The UTC is just over a mile’s walk from the train station.

Train stations:

Oxford                                  Reading

Radley                                   Tilehurst

Culham                                  Pangbourne

Appleford                              Goring & Streatley

Didcot Parkway                    Cholsey

Green transport

We actively encourage students to use environmentally friendly modes of transport, such as car sharing and the use of cycles. If you choose to cycle, ample cycle racks are available.

Travel by car

UTC Oxfordshire is a short drive from the A34 heading north towards Oxford or south towards the M4, junction 13. Approaching from the east (Nettlebed, Wallingford and Watlington), join the A4130 towards Didcot. When you reach Broadway, follow signs to the B4493. From the west (Farringdon, Lambourn and Wantage), join the A417 towards Harwell/Didcot before joining the B4493.

It is our intention to support students with transport to UTC Oxfordshire. To help us understand where the demand is for extra/alternative travel, please complete this online travel form.