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Our school is a nut free zone. No nuts, nut products or anything made in factories containing nuts must be brought onto the school site or taken on school trips.

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Long Wittenham C of E Primary School


Thank you for visiting our website!  Long Wittenham Primary School is a vibrant rural primary school in South Oxfordshire, located at the foot of Wittenham Clumps and between the towns of Abingdon and Didcot.

How we learn is fundamental to our school ethos, as are our core Christian values of compassion, resilience and trust.  Our curriculum holds our unique learning behaviours at its heart and our pupils demonstrate excellent independence, aspiration, determination, curiosity and community-mindedness in all that they do.  This is what makes us different and this is why we have experienced such vastly improved outcomes for pupils.

Your children are our priority and always will be, whether that is in their academic studies, sporting interests, artistic flair or their pastoral needs – whatever they need, they get in abundance.  Excellent relationships with parents and our wider school and village community add to our unique setting and the family-feel of our school.

Come and visit us when it is safe to do so and watch our school video below for an insight into what it is really like here at Long Wittenham Primary School.  We look forward to welcoming you into the Long Wittenham Way. 

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Latest news: Newsletter – 26 Nov

Message from the Headteacher In this week’s assemblies, children have been learning more about being a Rights Respecting School by finding out about the ABCDE of Rights A: Rights are for ALL childrenB: Rights are there at BIRTHC: Rights CANNOT be taken away D: Rights DO NOT have to be earnt E: All rights are EQUALLY important On 20th November, it was World Children’s Day and, to find out about […]

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Our classes

Click on the buttons to visit the page for each of our classes.

Term dates

Autumn term 2021

Term begins for pupils: Thursday 2 September
Autumn half term: Monday 25 October – Friday 29 October
Term ends: Friday 17 December – 1.30pm

View all dates for 2021/22 year

“We believe that both our boys are getting a really good education and are so pleased that you are steering the school so well.”

Parent, 12 Feb 2019

“Just wanted to thank you and all the teachers and staff at LW for providing an awesome school for our children!…  I’m so pleased our children feel safe and are being well looked after too! ”

Parent, 11 Feb 2019

“I just wanted to say that…the work you have put into LWPS generally, your collaborative and proactive approach to school leadership is exemplary! There were moments where I felt proud and felt I should feed this back to you directly.”

Parent, 19 Jan 2019

New Starters 2021

Welcome to Owls Class!

We hope you will find the video below useful and help you get to know your new school.


Forest School

Our unique setting enables us to benefit from Forest School sessions as part of our wider curriculum.  Nature makes us relax, builds our resilience and often makes all that surrounds us more meaningful; we feel more at peace.  The children at our school are privileged to spend quality time outdoors through Forest School and under the guidance of our Forest School professionals.

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Wrap Around Care: Breakfast Club and After School Clubs

We offer a Breakfast Club and After School Club, Monday – Friday, run by the school

Breakfast club is from 8am – no need to book!

After School Club is until 4.30 or 5.30pm. Book regular or ad hoc sessions by contacting the school office. Activities include homework sessions, art and crafts, cookery, book club, board games and more…

Childcare Vouchers are accepted for both Breakfast Club and After School Club.

We also offer after school activities on a termly basis, including Football and Gymnastics.

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We are a nut free school.

Families please note that we are strictly a nut free school. Please ensure that no nut products are brought into school or included in packed lunches (even on school trips). Please also ensure that no nut products are consumed within the school grounds at any time of day. Thank you.

Equality statement

At Long Wittenham C of E (C) Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. Read the full statement.

New data protection regulations​

From 25th May 2018 there were changes made to the current data protection regulations (GDPR).  Long Wittenham Primary School regards the protection of personal data relating to staff, children and parents/carers as a very important matter.  ​On the school website, in accordance with best practice, we have published our updated data protection policy and Pupil Privacy notice.  The Pupil Privacy notice outlines the pupil information that we collect, hold and share including the lawful basis about how we use this information.​​ If you would like a printed copy of the data protection policy and privacy notice please do not hesitate to contact the school office.