Girls get some coaching from a top GB runner

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PUPILS at d’Overbroecks College pulled on their running shoes yesterday as 2002 Commonwealth Games 400m relay silver medallist Lesley Owusu gave them advice on how to succeed in both sport and life.

Oxford school gets a £3.3m facility

The Oxford Times:

5:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

AN OXFORD school’s new £3.3m science and maths building has been opened.

Lynx drops in to give pupils a lesson on helicopters

The Oxford Times:

5:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

PUPILS at Wallingford School have always been taught to reach for the heights, but on Tuesday they were given a first hand demonstration.

Opening of new primary school put back a year

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE opening of a primary school at a new Didcot housing estate has been put back a year.

Meetings called to settle Cheney trousers dispute

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

CHENEY School will hold a series of meetings with parents over the next few days to talk about its school uniform policy.

Pupils were all a-twitter when comic came by

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PUPILS at a Didcot school were given a welcome surprise when comic David Walliams answered a Twitter plea from teachers to drop by.

Pupils taken out of class at Cheney School for wearing too tight trousers

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

More than 20 pupils at an Oxford school were taken out of classes yesterday for wearing “inappropriate” trousers.

Wallingford school plans extensions for extra pupils

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

PLANS have been put forward to extend a Wallingford primary school library and build two extra rooms to accommodate rising pupil numbers.

Academy ready for Ofsted visit after a £2.5m revamp

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A PRIMARY school has reopened after a £2.5m extension and refurbishment gave it new classrooms and outdoor play areas.

Developer agrees to a school extension

The Oxford Times: west oxfordshire district council

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE developer behind a 160-home estate in the village has agreed to fund an extension at Bampton Primary School.

Fundraisers travel culture club class to capital

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

ABOUT 150 culture vultures from an Abingdon school set off on a bizarre nocturnal adventure last night.

New £3m teaching block for international school

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A CITY international school is celebrating 60 years’ teaching with a new £3.3m block.

Headteacher praised for 'exciting turnaround of primary school

The Oxford Times:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE new headteacher at Millbrook School in Grove has been praised by the head of her teaching union for her ‘real ambition’.

Novelist books in to join Oxford prep school celebrations

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

MIDSOMER Murders creator Anthony Horowitz joined an Oxford school to help celebrate its 150th birthday.

Oldest ex-pupil at 92 joins fun at school’s birthday bash to mark 100th year

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

More than 10,000 pupils and members of staff have passed through Headington School’s gates since they opened in 1915.

Mash up those ideas, says children’s author Steve

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

CHILDREN’S author Steve Cole gave children at Headington’s Rye St Antony School a crash-course in creative writing.

English standards up among ethnic children

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Several schools and nurseries have recently received glowing praise from Ofsted with particular emphasis on the progress made by those who speak English as an Additional Language. CALLUM KEOWN looks at how the county’s schools are dealing with multi-culturalism in the classroom

King Alfred headteacher’s dreams start to take shape

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE new headteacher of King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage, has said the school should have moved from three sites to two “five years ago”.

County moots merger for two schools in the village

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PLANS are afoot to merge a Kidlington nursery with one of the village’s primary schools.

Charlton school celebrates its half-century milestone

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CELEBRATIONS were in order as a school marked half a century of educating youngsters.

Free school meal initiative creating budget dilemma

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

PRIMARY schools could lose thousands of pounds of funding for disadvantaged children because of the Government’s new free school meals programme.

School hopes new building is music to councillors’ ears

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Monday 15th September 2014

A SCHOOL in North Oxford has revealed its revised plans to build a three-storey music block, after residents objected to its scale.

College gets set to use old Masons’ lodge

The Oxford Times:

6:20am Monday 15th September 2014

A NORTH Oxford school hopes to have a set of new buildings in Banbury Road for its sixth form pupils ready for September 2016.

School's doing well in any language

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S first free school is doing “très bien!” after receiving the results of its first inspection.

Pupils return to Bayards Hill Primary School after building works made ‘safer’

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

CHANGES have been made at a Barton school after children returned to classes with construction work still ongoing in their playground.

Some children still waiting on school places

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council logo

6:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A NUMBER of children in the county are without school places due to a large number of applications submitted.

Exciting times ahead for pupils at Rose Hill Primary

The Oxford Times:

7:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE start of every school year brings fresh challenges but there is also a new era at Rose Hill Primary School since Sue Vermes took over as headteacher.

Weak teaching is 'eradicated' at St John The Evangelist School

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Monday 8th September 2014

STRONG teamwork and skilful leadership are behind a turnaround in fortunes for a primary school previously rated as inadequate by Oftsed.

‘We can’t send our children to school on building site’

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Friday 5th September 2014

CHILDREN have been playing alongside heavy machinery at an Oxford primary school, according to their parents.

Bishop accepts diocese schools could be better

The Oxford Times: The Right Rev John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford

6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

THE Bishop of Oxford has admitted there is still “work to do” on improving educational attainment in his diocese’s Church of England schools.

Space students arrive at academy

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

The UK’s first ‘space academy’ opened in Banbury yesterday, welcoming its first intake of 75 students and specialising in maths and science.

New pupils’ knotty behaviour

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

NEW pupils received a lesson in tying their ties yesterday as they were welcomed to Heyford Park Free School.

Children not alone in finding school tough

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HELEN WRIGHT finds out how parents confront a financial squeeze educating their offspring, while education chiefs choke on providing meals for all pupils under seven

d’Overbroecks College keen to make use of Oxford's old Masonic lodge

The Oxford Times: The former Masonic Lodge in Banbury Road

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Oxford's former Masonic lodge could be turned into a school building.

Help on its way for pupils with autism

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Imagine not being able to understand the emotions of others, not being able to make friends and in some cases not even being able to talk.

New school science block at Cheney School up for discussion

The Oxford Times: oxford city council logo

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE building of a new science block at an Oxford school will be discussed next week.

Success looms in move for Oxford school crossing

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A PEDESTRIAN crossing parents have been campaigning for at an Oxford school looks set to go ahead.

Will Michael Gove’s GCSE education overhaul work?

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WE ask Melinda Tilley, cabinet member for children, education and families at Oxfordshire County Council, and Wyll Wallis, Wallingford School headteacher, their views on whether they think former Education Secretary Michael Gove's schools refirms for GCSEs work.

GCSE results: Zoe fights ME to make grade

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A GIRL who missed the last six months of school ahead of her exams, due to the chronic fatigue condition ME, did not let it stop her passing her GCSEs.

Reflecting Littlemore history through medium of art

The Oxford Times:

10:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

STUDENTS from The John Henry Newman Academy have been working with a local artist to draw up plans for a community art project in Littlemore.

College in deal with British Gas over trainees

The Oxford Times: GOOD Andrew Smith, Oxford East MP

7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

BRITISH Gas Oxford will recruit 10 apprentices in a new deal with Abingdon and Witney College.

Abingdon after-school club shut down after Ofsted investigation

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Club accused of failing to report abuse allegations and of other failures. Read the report in full here

GCSE joy for Zainab

The Oxford Times:

9:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

FROM jittery to joyful, these pictures capture what GCSE results meant to every pupil across Oxfordshire yesterday.

Headteachers criticise new policy of ‘half-time results’

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL headteachers refused to release their official results yesterday, criticising new Government policy.

It’s a photo finish for A-grade identical twins

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

EXAMINERS were seeing double when they marked the papers of identical twins Ben and Lewis Thorne, who got identical grades of nine A*s and three As.

Juggling exams with glory on the national stage

The Oxford Times:

8:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OLYMPIC swimmers, athletes and even a Britain’s Got Talent contestant aced their exams.

Spires newcomer is clearly a fast learner

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

ANDREA Pinedo managed to secure seven GCSEs despite only starting the courses 11 months ago.

GCSE success stories around the county

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

IT is hard enough to get nine A*s, two As and a B in your GCSEs, but 16-year-old Maia Jordan has done it all while being a young carer at home.

Two friends chalk up clutch of top grades

The Oxford Times:

7:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

TWO friends at Didcot Girls’ School are celebrating a clutch of top grades.

Independent schools celebrate as they chalk up perfect pass rates

The Oxford Times: Dr Tim Hands

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S independent schools celebrated another year of success in their GCSE results.

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