- In the TOP 2 % of ALL primary schools in the country for Year 1 phonics.
- Top 10% nationally for reading and writing – Key Stage 2 2018 results
- Consistently working above Oxfordshire and National results (3-year profile) across the whole school – Foundation stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 results
- The monitoring of standards that takes place in school shows consistently good learning behaviours across all year groups and an eagerness to learn
- The whole school is above the national average in it’s writing abilities which puts it in the top 20 % of all schools last year.
- Bringing education to life through a range of trips linked to curriculum areas and Year 4 and Year 6 residential trips
- Specialist sports teacher
- Daily physical energiser
- Weekly running club where a 1/4 of the school starts the day with a cross country run and a number of children go on to compete in cross country competitions.
- Part of the Henley Schools partnership programme for Sports competitions
- Weekly swimming lessons in Year 3 and Year 4
- Inter-house sports competitions each term
- Whole school sports day at Shiplake College
- Extra-curricular clubs such as netball, strength and conditioning, dance and fitness
- Years 3 and 4 children are County tennis finalists
- Extra Curricular activities include I-Rock – children have the opportunity to learn an instrument, be in their own rock band and get to perform in front of parents and the whole school
- Drum lessons, woodwind, brass and piano lessons are all available for children who want to learn an instrument.
- We have a school choir that performs not only in our school church services, but also at PTFA events such as the Christmas Fair and seasonally at a local care home.
- Year 5 children get to perform at the Wembley in front of thousands as part of Young Voices Concert. It’s an invaluable opportunity to be part of largest school choir in the world and is a much talked about in the playground.
Other Extra-curricular Activities
- Spanish, Cookery, Lego and Arts and Crafts are some of the clubs we put on to reinforce the school ethos, ensuring all our pupils needs and interests are actively catered for. In Speech and Drama children have the opportunity to work towards their LAMDA certificates.
- The School Library is organised by the children to promote a love of reading. It’s well stocked and packed with modern authors. Last year £1,500 was spent updating our collection. We try and buy sets of the same books so children can read together and discuss together as a class, which they seem to enjoy and benefit from.
- Times Tables Rockstars is enormously popular and improves children’s numeracy particularly multiplication and division.
- We encourage our children to give talks to their class on a huge range of subjects from hobbies to heroes.