Our Schools Liaison and Access Officer has put together some advice for prospective applicants:
Before you apply to Oxford remember:
We welcome applications from students with additional needs and encourage early disclosure on the UCAS application form. Such a declaration will in no way disadvantage or prejudice your application. It will instead enable us to ensure that we are able to put in place any necessary adjustments should you be shortlisted for interview.
Around 80% of the UCAS personal statement should be related to the course you wish to study.
Around 20% should be about extra-curricular activities and work experience
More advice on writing your personal statement.