What is the school like?
Windrush Church of England Primary School offers a broad education based on Christian values. It is operated by River Learning Trust (RLT) and supported by the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education.
The school is built on 2.25 hectares as part of the major development at Windrush Place on the western edge of Witney. It is a state-of-the-art facility designed to allow us to deliver all aspects of a first-class primary education. We have extensive grounds, a food technology room, a drama studio and a beautiful library in our central school atrium. The school has a specific room for community use. If you would like to hire that room, or any other facilities, then email us.
Our curriculum is rich in content enabling children to develop their skills and knowledge across the wide range of curriculum areas. It features a strong commitment to Reading, Writing and Maths, and there are high expectations in these areas. We have a dedicated sports coach who teaches PE to all our year groups. We are committed to encouraging the performing arts across the school and every class will have the opportunity to perform at least once a year. Our curriculum is coherent to ensure there is a progression as children move through school and enriched by regular trips and visitors.
Our after school activities include sports clubs, music, dance and martial arts clubs. We will always strive to ensure the widest range of activities are available to pupils. We also have a music teacher providing piano lessons, a lunchtime choir and whole-school singing sessions.
We recognise the importance to parents of providing first-rate childcare before and after school. The school day runs from 8.45am until 3.15pm. The school runs a breakfast club from 7.55am and after-school club until 5.15pm. Both services are delivered by the school, not an external provider.
The school includes a nursery for children from the age of two to four. We offer provision of up to 30 hours per week, term-time only, sessions run from 8.45am- 11.45am and 12.15pm to 3.15pm. Windrush Nursery cares for 24 children per session; we have 48 part time places available per day. The nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum requirements to help develop your child through structured play. The nursery’s facilities are purpose built to support this. Details on how to apply for a place at nursery can be found on the admissions page.