Primary School Links

The transition from Primary School to Secondary is one of the major steps our children take during the course of their education.

The Cotswold School serves a large, rural area of some 40 parishes and the school draws the majority of its pupils from 14 local primary schools. An  increasing number of families outside of our catchment are exercising the right under ‘open enrolment’ to a place at the school. From September 2021 our intake is up to 250 children in Year 7. Find out more about applying via our Admissions page.

Find out more about joining us on our Getting Ready for Secondary School and Transition pages.

The Cotswold School enjoys excellent links with our primary schools. Various activities take place throughout the academic year to help to maintain these important links.  Local primary schools are often hosted at The Cotswold School for a variety of events as well as after-school clubs.  Others have attended lessons on anatomy in our Biology labs, taken part in gymnastics workshops and competed in maths challenges.  Yet more have built robot cars, played sport, created works of art, cooked, designed logos in IT and created T-shirts with their logos in the Textiles department.  Meanwhile, our teachers also visit local primary schools to share best-practice in Teaching and Learning.


We are a large catchment area within the North Cotswolds, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. We are committed to continuing and forging our links with the primary schools, in all years, to ensure the children who come to us from Year 6 to Year 7 have a smooth and well supported transition.

Andoversford Primary School

Bledington Primary School

Bourton-on-the-Water Primary School

Cold Aston Church of England Primary School

Great Rissington Primary School

Longborough Church of England Primary School

Northleach Church of England Primary School

St.Andrews Church of England Primary School (Chedworth)

Sherborne Church of England Primary School

Stow-on-the-Wold Primary School

Swell Church of England Primary School
affiliated with Longborough Church of England Primary School

Temple Guiting Church of England Primary School

Withington Church of England Primary School