Contact information:
Matthew Ingall, Headteacher, Bloxham C of E Primary School, Tadmarton Road, Bloxham, OX15 4HP
Tel: 01295 720224 | Fax: 01295 720484
Or email us here.

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If you require a paper copy of any information on this site, we will provide this free of charge. Please contact the school office.


 

Our aim is for every member of our school community to reach their potential through:

  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Engagement in a varied and inspiring curriculum
  • Enjoyment and Achievement
  • Extending partnerships to families and the wider community
  • Encouraging each other

Children are admitted into school in accordance with Oxfordshire County Council admissions arrangements which are published on the County Council website here.  You can download our admissions policy here.

Bloxham C. of E. Primary School is committed to providing a full and efficient education to all pupils and embraces the concept of equal opportunities for all. As such we endeavour to provide an environment where all pupils feel valued and welcome.

For a child to reach their full educational achievement, a high level of school attendance is essential. We will consistently work towards a goal of 100% attendance for all children. Every opportunity will be used to convey to pupils and their parents or carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance including e.g. newsletters and end of term reports.

At Bloxham Primary School, we believe that each child has a right to the best education that can be provided in a partnership between school, Parents/ Carers and the community. We therefore aim to provide a happy, secure and purposeful environment in which each member of the school community may develop his or her full potential. We achieve this through the use of a clear behaviour agreement, which fosters mutual respect for all. (Bloxham Primary School Home School Agreement.) This policy is based on promoting the use of praise and celebration.

Bloxham Church of England Primary School believes that all our pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extra curricular) independent of their parents’ financial means. This charging and remissions policy describes how we will do our best to ensure a good range of visits and activities is offered and, at the same time, try to minimise the financial barriers which may prevent some pupils taking full advantage of the opportunities.

Legal Requirements

The Education Reform Act 1988 requires that all schools have a daily act of worship, either together as a whole school or in smaller groups.  As a Christian Foundation we follow the traditions and values of the Church of England.  In a multi faith society we aim to encourage the children’s understanding and respect for other faiths.  Worship will be distinctively Christian in character, whilst acknowledging religious and cultural diversity existing in society and the wide beliefs of the local community.

Our School Complaints Procedure can be found here.

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.

The table below shows the levels of attainment (how well they did) and progress (how far they came since Year 2) of Year 6 children for the academic year 2015/16.

Key Stage 2 results for 2015/16
 

  Year 6 % of pupils working at expected standard Year 6 average progress/ value added Year 6 % of pupils working at Greater Depth Year 6 average scaled score
Reading 78 1.9 29 105.6
Writing 87 3.1 37 Not yet available
Maths 78 1.8 30 105.4
Grammar Punctuation and Spelling 86 Not available 43 107.1
Reading, writing and Maths combined 68 Not available 13 Not yet available

Ensuring sound and responsible financial management of the school is one of the core duties of the Governing Body. In 2015-16 the Finance committee have continued to act as a critical friend and robustly challenge both the Head Teacher and Bursar on all strategic finance issues confronting the School.

 

It is a statutory requirement for all Governors to record any pecuniary interests held either personally or through a company or relative or partner. An 'interest' in this case, is a situation where a member of the governing body may be affected personally or financially, directly or indirectly, or in some other way by a decision made at a meeting where the governor is present.

For our Governing Body you can find this information here.

Or you can downlad the relevant file below.

 

Outlines the way we teach calculations at Bloxham Primary

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.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is given to schools to help them work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive money for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

You can read this year's Pupil Premium report here, and view previous years here.

The pupil premium strategy will be reviewed in May 2017.

At Bloxham C of E Primary School we use the synthetics phonics programme ‘Read, Write Inc.’. Children begin phonics on day one in Foundation Stage and are taught daily in small groups. Alongside the groups, RWInc teachers will refer to the programme throughout the day, for example referring to a speed sound or green or red word at any given time.

The Governing Body of Bloxham Primary School takes its responsibility under section 11 of the Children Act and duties under “working together” to safeguard and promote the welfare of children very seriously. We work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements exist within our setting to identify, and support those children who are suffering harm or are likely to suffer harm.

This is the annual report to the Governing Body on implementation of the school's SEND Policy and Disability Equality Scheme. It includes progress of pupils with SEN, budget allocations, Staff responsible for SEND, involvement of parents and carers and discussion of the implications of the SEN legislation that became law in 2014.

You can download the 2015 SEND report here.

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016, to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.

Bloxham C of E Primary School was allocated £ 9,810 in 2015-2016 to improve the quality and breadth of PE within the school. See how we have spent this money here.

Below is a list of pages detailing how we teach various subects. We are still organising this for the website so please bear with us while we tidy it up! As well as documents on teaching, you will also find information on how we go about target setting, how we feedback to the children on their work, plus how we mark their work, and the yearly maps of the curriculum - what the children will be taught, and when.

 If you would  like any further information about the curriculum please ask your child's teacher in the first instance or alternatively the school office.