Kingham Primary School is an exceptional village school in an outstanding rural setting. The school looks out over a school garden, wild flower area and woodland, with a large playing field beyond.
With a Nursery class that accepts children from the age of three, the school has an annual admission of up to 30 children into the Reception class, progressing through six further classes from Year 1 to 6 up the age of eleven.
The school is funded through Oxfordshire County Council and offers places to children free of charge in line with the local authority admissions policy.
Highly regarded by parents, Kingham Primary School is rated as outstanding by Ofsted, the organisation responsible for the inspection of schools.
The headteacher and the senior leadership team have extensive experience and expertise in education. All the class teachers are supported by a highly capable team of teaching assistants.
A broad and balanced educational programme is provided in line with the National Curriculum, through termly themes that engage children and enable teachers to respond to their individual interests and needs.
Children receive music and sports tuition each week from external specialist teachers as a part of the school timetable. They also benefit from the support of a computing advisory teacher, special needs advisory teacher and the school special educational needs and disability co-ordinators.
Kingham Primary School is part of the Chipping Norton Partnership of Schools, or CNPS, which works closely together on a whole range of events, including sports tournaments, art and topic days, dance festivals and concerts.
As a result of this positive environment for teaching and learning, the children consistently achieve well above the national average at the end of the Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.
The children go on to a range of excellent secondary schools in the area, including The Chipping Norton School, Burford School, The Cotswold Academy, and the nearby independent Kingham Hill School.
The school office has a dedicated administrative team and a part-time school business manager, who is also clerk to the governing body.
The governors, including two parent governors, a staff governor, and co-opted governors appointed for their skills and expertise, provide strategic governance for the school.
Kingham Primary School Association, or the KPSA, is the parent teacher organisation, which is very successful at raising funds for enrichment resources and activities for the children, while providing a social focus for the community.