School rugby players tackle new designs for kit

Witney Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

ART and sport collided at Wheatley Rugby Football Club as young rugby players got to grips with designing a new kit for their teams.

Oxfordshire GCSE results improve despite Government-imposed changes

Witney Gazette: Sue Croft, the principal of Oxford Spires Academy

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S GCSE pupils have surged ahead of national averages despite concerns that Government changes would impair exam results.

Chipping Norton sixth-former wins Owen Mumford engineering scholarship

Witney Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SIXTH-FORMER from Chipping Norton has won a scholarship to support his engineering studies at university from medical supplies firm Owen Mumford.

Oxfordshire finds cash to meet cost of free school lunches

Witney Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CASH to balance the books on bringing in free school meals for all primary school pupils has been secured.

First Days At School: Buy a souvenir of your little one's start to primary

Witney Gazette:

6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THIS month in your Oxford Mail has been our annual First Days of School supplements, pictorial souvenirs of reception classes at dozens of primary schools across the county.

Pupils mind their language

Witney Gazette:

5:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LEARNING foreign words can be fun, as Abingdon pupil Rachel Burton found out when her school hosted a festival of languages.

Chipping Norton schoolchildren put points to PM

Witney Gazette:

3:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PUPILS at Holy Trinity Primary School in Chipping Norton told David Cameron what they want from proposals for new housing next to their school.

Pupils go to pieces to create park’s new inspirational mosaic

Witney Gazette:

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ASPIRING artists have brought a touch of ancient Rome to rural Wantage.

Bicester Community College hosts charity worker banned at school

Witney Gazette: Bicester Community College

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE director of a Sierra Leone charity banned from visiting a Stockport school amid fears about the Ebola virus is to give a talk at Bicester Community College tomorrow.

County's sex education isn't effective, say young people

Witney Gazette: Melinda Tilley

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PUPILS have told school bosses that sex education in Oxfordshire is “not effective”.

Freeland Primary School gets groovy for its milestone anniversary

Witney Gazette:

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ABBI Wilkinson and Chloe Davies celebrated their school’s 50th birthday by travelling back in time to the swinging ’60s.

Committee approves plans for new primary school

Witney Gazette: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to build a new primary school in Didcot were approved by Oxfordshire County Council’s planning and regulation committee yesterday.

Parents reminded they have until end of October to make secondary school applications

Witney Gazette: Melinda Tilley

5:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PARENTS with children starting secondary school next September have been reminded to apply online with their preferred schools before the end of the month.

Oxford school choir gets ready to sing with spirit at Christmas

Witney Gazette:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

IT’S not just stars above Bethlehem stables that people will be looking out for this Christmas.

Students brush up on painting skills

Witney Gazette:

5:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

BLACKBIRD Leys students stepped outside of the classroom to help the community by redecorating the estate’s youth centre.

Pupils get the best out of Oxford Spires Academy

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

STUDENTS are celebrating after their secondary school was the first in the county to be recognised for its outstanding teaching for gifted pupils.

Work under way on new sports pavilion at Summertown prep school

Witney Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A WANTAGE building firm has started work on a £2.6m sports pavilion for a Summertown prep school.

Pupils help bring social media opera show My Perfect World to life

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO county schools will enjoy a night of awe-inspiring arias when they take to the stage with the Welsh National Opera.

Spelling bee at Headington school tests skills of pupils from across Oxfordshire

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS put their spelling skills to the test at a competition at Rye St Antony school.

North Oxford pupils taught how to cycle to school in groups

Witney Gazette:

7:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE PELOTON is a frequent sight during the Tour de France, but groups of cycling schoolchildren could become commonplace in North Oxford.

Boys from poor families are falling behind in GCSEs again, county council figures reveal

Witney Gazette:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

BOYS from poorer backgrounds are being left behind in the classroom, figures have revealed.

‘Brilliant’ young boffins are rewarded for work in class

Witney Gazette:

5:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

“BRILLIANTLY original” and “outstanding” young physicists, biologists and chemists have been recognised for their school work.

New £1m drive to improve reading and writing skills of Oxfordshire's children

Witney Gazette:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

PRIMARY and secondary school pupils across Oxfordshire are to benefit from a £1m drive to continue improvement in reading and writing.

Children create a ‘des res’ for the local wildlife at Hanborough school

Witney Gazette:

6:30am Friday 10th October 2014

CHILDREN are hoping to attract wildlife to a West Oxfordshire school after a pond they designed was opened.

Carterton Primary School moves towards end of special measures

Witney Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

CARTERTON Primary School is making reasonable progress towards the removal of special measures according to a recent Ofsted report.

Drive to put mental health workers into more Oxfordshire schools

Witney Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

MENTAL health workers could be based in all of Oxfordshire’s secondary schools within two years.

The day Romans invaded Cheney School

Witney Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ROMANS walked again at Oxford’s Cheney School as it became home to the Festival of Ancient Tales.

Oxford Primary School shines light on saving energy

Witney Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

PUPILS at an Oxford primary school did their sums by torchlight as they learned how to save electricity.

'Good' primary school joins Wantage's Vale Academy Trust

Witney Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A PRIMARY school is to officially link up with other schools after an outside headteacher helped it deal with inspectors’ concerns.

Primary school in Wallingford celebrates international links award

Witney Gazette:

7:30am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A WALLINGFORD primary school which Skypes a primary school in Pakistan to learn about life there has been given an award for its international links.

Wood Farm Primary wins British Council award for its international outlook

Witney Gazette:

7:30am Wednesday 8th October 2014

AN OXFORD primary where 39 languages are spoken has won an award for its international outlook.

Pupils are united by the history of war

Witney Gazette:

10:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

TWO schools that once had pupils on opposite sides of the battlefield joined forces for an exhibition to commemorate the First World War.

Three Rs project sees primary pupils' results improve

Witney Gazette: Jon Gray, head of Cutteslowe Primary School.

9:20am Monday 6th October 2014

READING, writing and maths have improved among primary school pupils in disadvantaged communities in Oxford over the past three years as part of a council project.

Keep calm and carry on when dad’s in a war zone

Witney Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

CHILDREN from service families can lead very different lives from those of their peers at school. Dan Robinson finds out how schools accommodate these youngsters and how families linked to bases like RAF Benson and RAF Brize Norton cope

Wood Green School set to seek academy status

Witney Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A SECONDARY school which saw its inspection results go from best to worst can get top marks again if it becomes an academy, its headteacher said.

Students test out video skills at London Welsh

Witney Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

OXFORD film students got a chance to get behind the camera last week by filming at London Welsh’s home match at the Kassam Stadium.

Teaching staff near Hong Kong protests

Witney Gazette: Caroline Jordan

8:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Teachers from Headington School have been close to the mass pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong while out on a visit.

Special guest helps students to learn new skills

Witney Gazette:

7:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

STUDENTS were cooking up a storm at a masterclass with celebrity chef Brian Turner at City of Oxford College yesterday.

Author proves a popular visitor

Witney Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHILDREN’S author Megan Rix opened children’s eyes to the world of assistance dogs during a school visit.

Pupils’ writing is among fun renditions for National Poetry Day

Witney Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

POETS will be popping up across Oxford to dazzle listeners with their renditions of rhythm and rhyme.

Girls get some coaching from a top GB runner

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette: 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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette: 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.

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