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HEADTEACHERS in Oxford have claimed a free lunches policy has caused them huge issues as the first year of the policy draws to a close.
THE first female vice-chancellor of Oxford University has been nominated by committee members and could take up her post next January.
A CASH boost is set to create a classics hub so that the city’s children have better access to GCSE and A-Level Latin courses.
EVENING classes for adults in the county will be run by Abingdon and Witney College under new plans announced yesterday.
CHERWELL School Academy Trust wants to open a brand new free school to deal with increased demand for places across the city.
EDUCATION leaders in Blackbird Leys have been told their plans to improve the estate’s schools are “not fit for purpose”.
MORE than 200 parents have supported plans to built a new free school in Oxford for secondary pupils after a series of consultation events.
PUPILS in Cowley are happily ensconced in four new classrooms after five years of temporary classrooms at their school.
TEACHERS have welcomed a new programme to help boost literacy skills among primary school pupils.
AN Oxfordshire college has topped the league for the success of its students on apprenticeship schemes.
TEN schools have signed up to take part in the latest phase of an Oxfordshire schools literacy programme.
A MOTHER whose son was refused a place at his two first choice primary schools says she now faces a 40-minute walk to the one allocated by Oxfordshire County Council.
THE trust that will manage the primary school in the new Barton Park development was decided by councillors yesterday.
CHILDREN at Cutteslowe Primary School built a willow dome as part of their new “forest school”.
SCHOOLS across the county should set up breakfast clubs to help less-advantaged families, according to councillors.
A SCHOOL is celebrating receiving a ‘good’ rating in its first Ofsted inspection since it was placed in special measures.
PARENTS in the county will discover whether their child has got into their chosen primary school today.
STUDENTS quizzed parliamentary candidates on tuition fees and affordable housing at a hustings yesterday.
A TRUST that manages one primary school in Barton has been backed to run the new school that will be built as part of the Barton Park development.
PUPILS at Christ Church Cathedral School are to perform a concert to raise funds for their own organ.
MORE top teachers need to be attracted to Oxfordshire to help poorer children achieve top results, it has been claimed.
The University of Oxford offers the fifth best student experience in the country according to an annual survey.
AN OXFORD Academy assistant headteacher who died suddenly has been described as a passionate, multi-talented individual with a “film star smile”.
A MULTI-ACADEMY trust has been chosen to run the first school being built in Bicester’s eco-town.
WORK will soon begin on a set of new classrooms at Windmill Primary School.
STAFF and pupils at Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford felt cosy in class yesterday after persistent boiler problems were finally fixed.
PUPILS and staff at Rose Hill Primary School stuck in cold classrooms could have their boiler fixed by tomorrow.
Creative hub: Village children can now get hands-on with cookery and the arts
THREE county schools have been included in the second phase of a major Government building programme.
CHILDREN have been forced to wear jackets, gloves and hats in class as temperatures dropped to 10C due to heating problems.
THE shortlist for this year’s Oxfordshire Book Awards has been revealed.
A NEW learning centre in Blackbird Leys could help 900 young people each year get into university.
A HEADTEACHER at an Oxford primary school has claimed she is getting “fobbed off” by Oxfordshire County Council over questions about delayed construction work at the school.
HEADTEACHERS have hit out at Government changes that they say have made this year’s league tables meaningless.
OFFICIAL GCSE results published yesterday show schools in Oxfordshire are doing better than the national average.
Results tables released by the Department for Education
OFFICIAL GCSE results published today show schools in Oxfordshire are doing better than the national average.
SCHOOLS in Oxfordshire are set to lose out on nearly £450,000 in extra funding.
BUILDING works to expand a Wantage primary school have entered their final phase.
SAY hello to the new Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy.
OXFORDSHIRE could lead the way in the research into robots when a new £15.6m centre is built.
A HEADTEACHER has said Oxfordshire schools are confused about Government rules for keeping children safe.
WHILE five-year-old Lewis Heudi gets a hot school meal his older brother Sebastian does not.
STAFF at a primary school near Didcot are “over the moon” after it got its first ever “good” inspection rating.
MORE THAN 200 people turned out in Harwell to pay their respects to a woman “at the heart of the village”.
A NEW term has begun for Oxford City College’s woodcarving course and students are as keen as ever.
A KIDLINGTON primary school has maintained its ‘good’ rating from inspectors who called for more outstanding teaching.
BRIGHT lights will illuminate a school musical production when pupils take to the stage next month.
OXFORDSHIRE school pupils will attempt to break the world record for book swapping.
A HEADTEACHER has backed authors who criticised Oxford University Press for replacing nature vocabulary with hi-tech alternatives in a junior dictionary.
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