Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Head Teacher's Welcome

We are an amazing brand-new primary school on Longford Park estate in Bodicote, Banbury.  The foundations of our school are built on community as we grow with Longford Park. We are so proud to be serving our local area in Banbury whilst looking ahead on how best to serve our children who will one day have careers in Oxfordshire – a national Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/culture and Mathematical (STEAM) hot zone!    

Our strongest motivation is a passion for learning.  Our aim is to ensure that when children leave us, they are empowered with a love of learning, confidence through developing a strong vocabulary and an insatiable zest for life and all the wonderful opportunities that they will one day experience and have access to. For us here at Longford Park, learning is a broad umbrella.  Our curriculum is posited on the theories of knowledge acquisition and reducing cognitive load. Two years into our new curriculum means that we are on the front foot of embedded curriculum design and educational theory - please read all about our exciting STEAM curriculum in the curriculum section of our website.   

 

We believe in offering a curriculum that ensures all children benefit and learn whatever their individual challenges. We have a strong ethos and culture around our 12 school values which means that we reward and draw attention to the value rather than the outcome.   We strive to achieve excellence whilst internalising respect, kindness and determination therefore growing and developing well-rounded, polite, confident, articulate and empowered children – the next generation is off to a very good start!  

 

We are part of the GLF Academy Trust which means we benefit hugely from working closely with a large group of teachers, leaders and children. More specifically, we work closely with our recently rated ‘outstanding’ sister school in Banbury, William Morris and Aureus Primary School in Didcot where we share the same strong senior leadership team.  

 

We would love to see you so please contact the office to arrange a visit or tour. 

 

 

Julie Hiddleston

Julile Hiddleston
Executive Headteacher

 

Julie Hiddleston
Executive Headteacher