Schools

The schools within the trust are diverse and range from village Church of England primary schools to a large secondary school. Our schools are all currently located within the same geographical area. This, combined with our effective remote working practices, makes for highly successful support and collaboration.

Alliance schools are not formally part of the trust. They can attend academy leadership team meetings, have access to headteacher leadership training and the central team for support and advice, and can attend professional development courses provided by the trust.

Alliance school pupils can take part in trust-wide activities led by the curriculum enrichment leader.

Trust Schools

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Buckland Primary School

An Ofsted Outstanding-rated Church of England primary school in the village of Buckland for children aged three to 11. The school has around 110 pupils on roll. The school’s vision is to nurture unique individuals who are outstanding learners, demonstrating wisdom, responsibility and kindness within their communities. It is a caring village school that promotes Christian values, where each child receives a high standard of education that is broad, challenging, exciting and encourages creative thinking.

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Faringdon Community College

An Ofsted Good-rated secondary with a sixth form in Faringdon. The school has around 1,300 students on roll. The school aims to provide a climate where students develop confidence in themselves and a love of learning, recognise and use their talents to the full, respect the rights of others and accept their own responsibilities in creating a caring and supportive environment, and strive to excel and find a positive direction to take them into adult life. The priorities of leaders are excellent examination outcomes, impeccable behaviour, great teaching and the widest possible range of high quality extra-curricular experiences for all students.

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Folly View Primary School

An Ofsted Good-rated school in Faringdon for children aged three to seven, The school has around 270 pupils on roll. The school is a friendly, happy place, where staff believe passionately in promoting a lifelong love of learning and where there is always lots going on. Staff encourage and respect independence, initiative and individuality. They have high expectations and seek to develop in all children a strong sense of responsibility for their own behaviour and a respect for the rights of others.

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John Blandy Primary School

An Ofsted Good-rated primary school in the expanding village of Southmoor for children aged four to 11. The school has around 220 pupils on roll. The school aims to create, through its bright and welcoming environment, an inspirational place for children, staff and parents to be. John Blandy staff challenge and support children to reach their full potential, creating inquisitive and resilient life-long learners. 

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Longcot & Fernham Primary

An Ofsted Outstanding-rated Church of England primary school for children aged four to 11. The school has around 130 pupils on roll. Christian values underpin all that is done at Longcot and Fernham. Leaders believe that the understanding and application of Christian values strengthens the school community’s spiritual development. The school has very high expectations for all pupils and is extremely proud that children achieve well in learning. However, the school’s success is founded on a far wider variety of aims for its children.

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Shrivenham Primary School

An Ofsted Good-rated Church of England primary school in Shrivenham for children aged four to 11. Ther school has around 190 pupils on roll. Christian values underpin all that the school does. These values are the foundations of the school’s behaviour policy, and staff use them to talk to the children about their actions to help them understand consequences. This then helps them to make changes and choices to ensure they are following the core values within school and in their own lives at home.

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The Elms Primary School

An Ofsted Good-rated school in Faringdon for children aged seven to 11. The school has around 330 pupils on roll. Staff aim to motivate and challenge children to have a thirst for learning through a wide variety of planned and spontaneous experiences which celebrate creativity and enjoyment in a secure and healthy environment. By understanding what children already know the school provides for the needs of each individual and through high quality teaching enables them to achieve high standards.

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Watchfield Primary School

An Ofsted Good-rated primary school in the village of Watchfield for children aged three to 11. The school has around 380 pupils on roll. At Watchfield, the ethos is that everyone is cared for, respected, valued and included. It is a village school with an international community – and Watchfield welcomes everyone. The happy, caring, safe and stimulating learning environment encourages children to thrive intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

ALLIANCE SCHOOLS

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Ashbury w/ Compton Beauchamp Primary

Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp C of E is a small village school with around 80 pupils in the heart of Ashbury, a rural village that nestles on the edge of the Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The school’s motto is “United in a love for learning, we will grow and succeed together” which was recently created in partnership with governors, parents and pupils.

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Longworth Primary School

Longworth is a small school that feels like a family. Its mission is to ensure that every child enjoys their primary school years and is equipped with a broad foundation of knowledge and life skills, so they are ready for the next stage of their education. The schools’s values are:

  • Be kind
  • Be respectful
  • Persevere
  • Think big
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Shellingford Primary School

Shellingford is a small village school and enjoy close links with St Faith’s Church and the local community, which is an important part of school life.  The children work and play with different age groups which results in a strong family atmosphere amongst pupils, parents, staff and friends.

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Stanford in the Vale Primary School

Stanford in the Vale School is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School. The school was established in the early 1870s and continues to be part of the local Church community. The school serves the villages of Stanford, Goosey, Hatford and Challow Station.

We currently have 200 children taught in seven classes from Foundation through to Year 6, all children in each class are in the same age group.

We build on the early learning experiences which children have had at home, Pre-school and in Nursery settings. Our local secondary schools are Faringdon Community College and King Alfred’s Academy, where we aim for our pupils to arrive well- prepared to continue their education.

We place a strong emphasis on the creative curriculum and look to develop enquiring minds that enjoy learning and enable achievement. We want children to become independent learners who take ownership of their learning and develop a thirst for life long knowledge. Academic standards continue to be good and we continue to work hard to maximise the exciting potential we have within the school.

There is an extremely talented and dedicated group of staff and governors who work hard to ensure the opportunities we provide are varied and allow opportunity for all.

The school receives a great deal of support from parents and the community, with fund raising and help in school. We are very aware of our role within the village and try to give the children an appreciation of their privileges and responsibilities as part of this community.

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Uffington Primary School

Uffington CE Primary School is a small, inclusive primary, providing education from 3 through to 11 years old. Set in the heart of a lovely village, close to the White Horse Hill.

OFSTED July 2022 rated it ‘Outstanding’ for personal development and ‘Good’ overall. Uffington offers high academic standards and a wide range of extra curricular activities within a caring, family atmosphere.