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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

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.

At Long Wittenham School we show our love through kindness, determination and curiosity, strengthening ourselves and our community.

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.

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

Plans for a new school site

We are in advanced stages of planning a new school site in the village.

Ridgeway Education Trust

Our school is part of Ridgeway Education Trust, a multi-academy trust and further details on this exciting development can be found here.

Upcoming dates

Please visit our term dates and key dates pages for information on upcoming events.

Latest news: Newsletter – 15th March 2024

Message from the Headteacher, What a busy week it’s been here at Long Wittenham School! Here’s a glimpse into what’s been happening: Running Club: Our first-ever running club session on Monday was an absolute blast! It was heart-warming to see so many enthusiastic runners having a great time. A huge thank you to Yiannis Michellis […]

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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.

Summer term 2024

Term ends: Thursday 23 July – 1.30pm
Inset day: Wednesday 24 July (No pupils)

Autumn term 2024

INSET DAY – Monday 2nd September (NO PUPILS)
Term begins for pupils – Tuesday 3rd September
INSET DAY – Friday 25th October (NO PUPILS)
Autumn Half Term – Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November
Term Ends – Thursday 19th December at 1.30pm
INSET DAY – Friday 20th December (NO PUPILS)

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“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

Musical Instrument Lessons

Instrumental tuition is available to Long Wittenham Primary School pupils. We have visiting instrumental teachers that work through Oxfordshire Music Service (OMS) and iRock. You can find more information in this letter.

Should you wish your child to have instrumental lessons at Long Wittenham through OMS or iRock please visit their website and sign up online at either OMS or iRock and fill in the RET Instrumental/Vocal Information Form

New Starters

Welcome to Owls Class!

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


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 

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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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.

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.