Appleton... an outstanding village primary school since 2008
Appleton CE Primary School is a small primary school in a rural setting close to Oxford. We are proud to have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted since 2008.
Our passionate and creative staff never stop looking for ways to build and deepen the experiences that we offer our children throughout our broad and balanced curriculum, to enhance all aspects of the children’s academic, social and spiritual living and learning.
This ensures that children can foster a passion for learning and curiosity that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories.
Our vision of “building wisely for life” permeates throughout the school. This is supported by our growth-mindset approach, which encourages and develops effective behaviours for learning, such as resilience and empathy.
Our Christian values underpin all the work we do as we encourage every child to show kindness, respect and responsibility.
We recognise the importance of every parent, family member and carer as an active partner in their child’s education and cherish their interest and support.
Here's what Ofsted's inspectors said about us after their most recent visit in 2019...
Pupils are superbly prepared for the next step in all aspects of their education.
The curriculum is exceptionally well planned and enables pupils to flourish in many different aspects of learning. Pupils can articulate how the school’s curriculum contributes positively towards their futures. They relish new experiences and one pupil told inspectors, ‘We love learning new things.’
Pupils get on well together. There is a tangible buzz to learning activities as pupils thrive on high levels of challenge.
Pupils say that this is a very friendly and harmonious school.
The school’s three core values of respect, kindness and responsibility flow seamlessly throughout each day.
Teaching and learning activities are purposeful and teachers hold high expectations of pupils’ productivity and behaviour. Pupils respond well, working with engagement and enthusiasm.
Current pupils, including middle-attaining pupils, achieve highly in all aspects of learning.
You can read the report HERE.