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2017 - 2018 Term Dates
School Menu Autumn 2017
26-27.3.18 Parent-Teacher Meetings
28.3.18 Easter Bonnet Parade
29.3.18 Easter Service
St. Giles' Church 9:15am
29.3.18 Break up at 1:30pm
16.4.18 Summer Term begins
Who are we?
Bletchingdon or Bletchington lies roughly mid-way between Oxford and Bicester, and stands approximately 300 feet above sea level. It is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and has a very interesting history. This includes the association of the village of Bletchingdon with an unusual number of well-known people, including Roger Damory and his wife Elizabeth de Clare (founder of Clare College, Cambridge), John Nixon, Henry Airay, Christopher Potter, Dr. William Holder and Christopher Wren. The most notable building in the village is Bletchingdon Manor, which dates back to 1086.
Bletchingdon Parochial School's Victorian building was built in 1870 on land conveyed to the United Charities, and was partly supported by the charity funds. In April 2014 we became a voluntary aided Church of England school and in September 2015 we moved, as a mixed primary school for 3 - 11 year olds with around 80 pupils on roll, to a new site. Our new building is part of a wider community project encompassing a village hall and up to 62 houses - both affordable and market.
We believe that children learn through a range of teaching styles such as auditory, visual and kinesthetic. We believe that children in the early years learn through ‘play, exploration and talk’ and we actively encourage this peer tutoring throughout Key Stage 2.
We aim to encourage confidence in our children though a positive approach whereby each child is considered as an individual and is given the opportunities to develop his/her capabilities and interests to the full.
Children with Special Educational Needs are given extra help as far as the school's teaching and additional resources allow. When a child's needs cannot properly be met within the school, the Authority's Special Educational Needs Services are called upon for guidance and help. Parents will always be consulted about such moves.
The school caters for children with disabilities. All teaching areas in the main building are at ground level with no steps and we have disabled toilet facilities.
As part of our PSHCE programme, children are taught to respect and treat as equal, people with disabilities. Admission of pupils with disabilities will be provided with an admission integration programme suited to their needs.
Education is regarded as a continuing process and we aim to play our full part. Full and close links will be forged between all the schools a child may attend together with, of course, the home.
We recognise that parents are the child's first educators and we encourage parents as joint educators and welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with them.
At the age of 11, most of the children transfer to The Marlborough School,Woodstockwith which we have a thriving partnership. The Woodstock Partnership is made up of nine local village schools: Bladon, Combe, Stonesfield,Woodstock, Wootton, Kirtlington, Tackley, Yarnton and ourselves. Our Teacher training days are often shared with these schools to forge a common link and continuity from primary to secondary. This association provides opportunities for professional development of teachers as well as the shared resources.
Our children participate in many sporting and cultural events with the Partnership Schools ranging from football, netball, cricket, dance and swimming tournaments to musical and art’s days.
Since 2010 representatives from each school have been invited to form our ‘Partnership Pupil Parliament’ who work together to raise their peers’ awareness of issues in the world around them.
Extended School opportunities are provided by the Partnership for both adults and children. Programmes are available in the school office.