Long Wittenham C of E Primary School
Welcome to 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 above 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.
Alison Bellingham, Headteacher
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 – 4th December
Dear Parents and Carers,Welcome to this week’s newsletter. 2 more weeks ofterm left and we are in the throes of doing everythingthat we CAN do rather than focusing on what we can’tdo during this pandemic. The next 2 weeks are packedwith exciting things for the children and we will besharing these as we go!Parrots and […]
Term dates 20/21
Autumn term 2020:
Term begins for pupils: Thursday 3rd September
Inset days: Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd October
Half term: Monday 26th to Friday 30th October
Term ends: Friday 18th December – 1.30pm
View all dates for 2020/21 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
- School policies
- 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.