We are a nut free school close

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

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. 

We offer an ambitious curriculum, a staff team willing to go above and beyond and a values-led school community with a strong caring ethos.

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! 

View our Headteacher’s message and click here for our school Policies and Documents.

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

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: Newsletter – 1st July

Message from the Headteacher We were delighted to welcome the new Owls this afternoon and it was lovely to see them fitting in so well. We are looking forward to having our school transition morning next week and the teachers are busy writing reports and having meetings to ensure the new teachers know all about […]

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Our classes

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

Term dates

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

View all dates for 2022/23 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

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.

More information 

iRock

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.

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.