Long Wittenham C of E Primary School
Welcome to Long Wittenham CofE Primary school, a happy and thriving school at the heart of the community. We hold each and every child at the centre of everything we do. The fresh teaching and leadership team has exciting plans for the future. Read our Head’s welcome message.
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.
Our school vision is Caring For Others And Courageously Striving For Excellence and this underpins all aspects of school life.
Pupils’ excellent behaviour and positive attitudes lead to good pupil outcomes and high levels of engagement with learning. We are well-supported by dedicated governors, enthusiastic parents and the wider village community.
Watch the school video below for a snapshot of our wonderful school – or, even better, come and visit us!
School Tour Dates
We are pleased to offer the following dates for prospective parents to look round the school:
9am Thursday 20th October
2pm Tuesday 15th November
6pm Tuesday 29th November
9:30am Thursday 15th December
If you can’t make these dates, please phone the school office and we’d be happy to show you round at a time that suits you.
For more information please visit our admissions page.
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Latest news: Letter from the governors – Ofsted inspection
Dear Parents, First, the Governors would like to thank the children, parents and staff for their continued efforts to improve the school. Although we are disappointed the school hasn’t yet achieved a “Good” overall rating and remains at “Requires Improvement”, we believe the school has undergone an incredible transformation this year and we’re confident it […]
Children need to arrive for school to start promptly at 8.50am and the school day runs to 3.20pm. A typical week amounts to 32.5 hours.
Autumn term 2022
INSET day (no Pupils): Friday 2 September
Term begins for pupils: Monday 5 September
Half term: Monday 24 – Friday 28 October
Term ends: Tuesday 20 December 1:30pm
“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
Welcome to Owls Class!
We hope you will find the video below useful and help you get to know your new 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.
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.
The School is pleased to offer music lessons through iRock. Playing in a band is not only fun, it can massively help develop your child’s life skills. Boosting confidence, supporting wellbeing, developing their social skills and even help their academic progress. Find out more or register here
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.
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.