Children’s centres are one-stop shops for all young children (aged 0-5) with their mums, dads, childminders, grandparents and other carers. They are a welcoming place to play and have fun with your children, to get information and advice on a range of topics, support and good company. The Butterfly Meadows 'hub' building is based at Bloxham Primary School and welcomes all families and carers with young children. Our services also extend to other areas across our catchment.
This section on the DfE website pulls together new and current research and evaluation projects, research centres, publications and data from a range of sites, making it easier to compare a selection of individual schools and to see all the information in one place. This link takes you to Bloxham Primary's entry.
Fresh Start has supplied school lunches at Bloxham Primary since 2012. It was founded in 2007 with vision to provide primary school children with better food that is healthy, fresh and nutritious. Based at Dr Radcliffe’s Primary School in Steeple Aston – providing lunches five days a week for up to 150 children – Fresh Start have spent 5 years developing and perfecting their food service. They create a high standard of food or primary schools, and are economical for parents. Whilst working hard on this, they have increased the percentage of pupils signing up for school dinners at Dr Radcliffe’s from 40% to 70% – surely a sign of success! For more information about signing up for school lunches, contact the school office.
OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are responsible for inspecting and regulating schools, pre-schools, nurseries, and any services caring for children and young people, as well as those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. A list of Bloxham Primary School's recent inspection reports can be found here.
Bloxham Primary School is a Strategic Partner school in the Oxfordshire Teaching School Alliance (OTSA). Teaching schools are part of the government's drive to give schools more freedom and enable headteachers to take increasing responsibility for managing the education system.
OTSA is a growing partnership of Oxfordshire schools, Oxfordshire County Council, The University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University and other significant educational organisations. Our vision is that by bringing together the strengths of all OTSA partners we have a unique opportunity to develop a sustainable culture of aspiration, collaboration and excellence leading to a world class education for all young people in Oxfordshire.
OTSA works in a number of key areas including Initial Teacher Training, REsearch and Development, School-to-school support, CPD and Leadership Development, Succession planning and Talent Management, SEND, NQT Induction and Professional Learning Networks. Strategic Partner schools and organisations take responsibility for delivery of a specific area of work within at least one key area in which they have particular expertise. Partner schools contribute to, or participate in, at least one of the areas.
There are 235 schools working with OTSA in 2015/16.
Bloxham Pre-School is operates as part of the Partnership Foundation Stage Unit (PFSU) on the school grounds, and provides term-time care for 3 to 4 year olds during school hours. They aim to provide a rich, safe and stimulating environment for learning through play.
The School Data Dashboard provides a snapshot of school performance at Key Stages 1, 2 and 4. The dashboard can be used by school governors and by members of the public to check the performance of the school in which they are interested.