Long Wittenham C of E Primary School
School COVID status:
School is open to children of key workers. A phased return for all year groups is in progress.
Our school is currently thriving and basking in the glory of excellent end of Phonics Screening Check, KS1 and KS2 results in 2019. Our collaboration with other schools in the Didcot partnership as well as other colleagues ensures that our forward-thinking nature is of huge value to us as a small village school.
Here at Long Wittenham we care about each and every child and the progress they make. We are passionate about ensuring that every one of them does their very best to enjoy success and benefit from a rich cultural capital. We see this as our privilege and responsibility to provide them with the very best opportunities we can.
Read my full Headteacher’s message here..
Alison Bellingham, Headteacher
COVID-19 closure and ongoing support
For up to date information about the measures we are taking through the COVID crisis, and our advice to parents, please follow our news page where we publish our weekly newsletter, and any additional resources.
We are keeping an updated list of online resources for home learning here along with information about how the school is staffed as we reopen.
We have a new dedicated page for our 2020 new starters to help us get to know each other in this time of COVID lock down.
Latest news: Newsletter – 17th July 2020
Dear Families, We have reached the end of a very unusual school year and one that we hope never to repeat under such challenging circumstances. I continue to be so very impressed with the determination, resilience and sensible approach our children have taken towards their remote learning during the time of school closure. We are […]
Term dates 2019/20
Term begins for pupils: Monday 20th April
Bank holiday: Friday 8th May
Half term: Monday 25th – Friday 29th May
Term Ends: Friday 17th July (1.30pm)
View all dates for 2019/20 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
Welcome to 2020’s new starters
A warm welcome to the children who will be starting with us in September! To help us get to know you, and for you to get to know us between now and September, we have created a page with videos, activities and information for new parents and children. View here.
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.
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.
- Purple Mash school login (new window)
- Term dates
- Ofsted and performance data
- Internet safety (external link)
- Privacy and cookies on this website
- School Prospectus 2020 [ PDF]
- Oxfordshire School admissions (external link)
- Childline – help and advice for children
- The Key – safeguarding resource hub for parents
- GOV.UK – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping children safe from abuse and harm
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.