Admissions process

Find out detailed information on how you can get started at OTO.

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At OTO, we actively encourage learners from all families and backgrounds to apply. We try to make our admissions process as transparent as possible so that families can make the most informed decision. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team through the contact page. 

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Open Events

OTO regularly holds open events that give learners and their families the chance to experience OTO up close and see it work for themselves. Click on the button to view our upcoming events.

Open Events

OTO Admissions Timeline

Below are the 'typical' stages of the OTO admissions timeline is represents the structure of what most families go through to get to OTO. In reality, individual families will have slightly different processes and timelines depending on their specific needs. 

Initial Enquiry/Call

Get in touch with us via phone, email, or website and we will arrange to have an informal conversation over the phone or video to discuss your needs further. Alternatively, if you're really set on OTO, you can jump straight to the online application.

Online Application

Fill out our online application form to formally submit your application to OTO. During this stage, we will also ask that you make available any relevant documents you might have such as EHCPs.

Meeting with family

Once an application has been submitted and checked by our team, we can arrange a meeting that will give everyone a chance to get to know each other and make sure that the school is the right fit for your child.


If everyone is in agreement that OTO is the right school for your child then we will formally offer you a place at OTO. Congratulations!

Start at OTO

Your child we be given detailed information about their start date, have the chance to meet their mentor and some of their peers, and have agency over how they want to transition into OTO.


Start your OTO journey today!