High praise for Chipping Norton School from Ofsted inspectors

Everyone at Chipping Norton School is celebrating after being highly praised by Ofsted inspectors.

Jess de Ayala and Jamie Worth from Amazon Banbury with Leo Bell, six, Ruby Golder, six, and Kelsie Gillet-Hill, six, after helping out at William Morris Primary School's Magic Breakfast Club. Photo: Dave Fleming NNL-171112-170501001

Breakfast club at Banbury primary school kept well fed by Amazon

Banbury pupils were surprised by the team from the town’s Amazon depot to celebrate a new funding partnership for its breakfast club.

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Most Banburyshire schools due to reopen tomorrow

Most schools across Banburyshire are expected to reopen tomorrow but some are yet to declare officially after closing today (Monday, December 11).

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Disruption continues across Banburyshire after heavy snow

The heavy snow that covered Banburyshire in white continues to cause disruption today (Monday, December 11).


Double success for Bloxham Primary School

Bloxham Primary School is in celebratory mood this week as it receives good news on two fronts.

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Celebration at Banbury nursery after third glowing Ofsted report in a row

The Close Day Nursery School in Banbury has scored a ‘hatrick’ as it has received its third consecutive outstanding grading from Ofsted.

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VIDEO: Banbury Space Studio’s science fair goes off with a Big Bang

One of the largest science fairs of its type took place last week at Banbury Space Studio encouraging students to take a fresh look at the sciences.

Make sure to get these term dates in your diary

When do the Christmas school holidays start in Banburyshire

Christmas half term in Banburyshire will soon be upon us and here is a reminder of important diary dates for you kids, which every parent needs to jot down.

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Hanwell Fields take their books outside

Year 2 pupils at Hanwell Fields Community School have been learning all about Banbury history with the use of an online Pokemon Go-style game.

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Hanwell Fields school given defibrillator by family

Staff and pupils at Hanwell Fields Community School have been given a defibrilator by the family of an ex-pupil who left year 6 in the summer.

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Bodicote pupils dress up as superheroes in learning initiative

Bishop Loveday Primary School, in Bodicote, had a Superhero Day to celebrate the launch of its ‘Growth Mindset’ initiative.

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The air base at Upper Heyford was opened to then public for the first time in 15 years.
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Temporary nursery approved for Upper Heyford

A new nursery will be coming to Upper Heyford after planning permission for a temporary building, play space and parking was approved by the council.

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Big rig visits Shenington primary school for the day

Staff from DHL visited Shenington C of E Primary School for the day and led a school assembly on the dangers of heavy goods vehicles.

Children show their enthusiasm for fitness at Tysoe CE Primary School

Top gymnast inspires Tysoe pupils with passion for training

Top GB gymnast Dominick Cunningham visited Tysoe CE Primary School as part of the Sports for Schools programme which uses GB athletes to inspire children.

Falconer Dian from Fir Tree Falconry with four-year-old Lotty Connor from Winchcombe Farm Day Nursery?s Preschool NNL-171023-145945001

Feathered friends visit Upper Tysoe pre-school

Winchcombe Farm Day Nursery in Upper Tysoe had two feathered guests at its open day last week.

Gaming for 15 hours a week improves learning according to new research

Gaming 15 hours a week improves learning

Playing computer games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto on a regular basis gives a learning edge over non-gamers, a study found.

Dozens of people enjoyed the coffee morning at The Grange Community Primary School for Macmillan Cancer Support. Photo courtesy of the school NNL-170310-100720001

Banbury pupils raise hundreds with Macmillan coffee morning

A Banbury primary school raised nearly £700 with their most successful Macmillan coffee morning to date on Friday (September 29).

English teacher Richard Long  with copies of Jack Turner and the Black Knight, written by himself and Chipping Norton School pupils

Novel written by Chipping Norton School boys published on Amazon

A group of boys from Chipping Norton School have become published authors with their novel on Amazon.

Longford Park Primary School, first few weeks of term. Zoe Spilberg, Head of Early Years with children of Badger Class, foundation age. NNL-170919-105722009

PICTURES: First pupils settling in at new Longford Park Primary School

The first cohort of children have been settling in at the new primary school on Longford Park after it opened this month.

Deputy head Emma Palastanga with children from King's Sutton Primary Academy. They've launched an appeal for cash for new computer equipment. NNL-170627-144534001

King’s Sutton primary school’s final push to reach £15k charity target

A primary school’s bid to raise £15,000 to upgrade its technology received an unexpected and welcome boost this month, edging it ever closer to its target.

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