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Education

Caroline Jordan

Exam system shake-up comes under criticism from teachers

Rose Hill Primary School headteacher Sue Vermes

'Free school lunches cost us dear'

New arrival: Professor Louise Richardson

Oxford University is set to appoint its first female vice-chancellor

Cheney School pupil Barnaby Evans, 14, with a bust of Alexander the Great

Quid pro quo as £10,000 grant gives children access to classics at Cheney School

Abingdon & Witney College taking over running of evening classes for adults

Abingdon & Witney College taking over running of evening classes for adults

Andrew Creese, of Meadowbrook College, Sue Croft, Oxford Spires, Kirsten Robinson, Cherwell School, Jolie Kirby, Cheney School; front, Katherine Ryan, Matthew Arnold School, Paul James, Cherwell School headteacher, and Kate Curtis, Wheatley Park School

Cherwell looks at creating new free school to cope with number of pupils

Plans to improve struggling Blackbird Leys schools 'not fit for purpose'

Plans to improve struggling Blackbird Leys schools 'not fit for purpose'

Sara Fernandez with colleague Wade Nottingham

Parents back plan for new secondary free school in Oxford

Children’s author Korky Paul celebrates the opening of the new classrooms with pupils Robert Challis, eight, and Sameeya Khan, eight

Pupils and staff delighted as school gets new classrooms

Behind the books are Larkmead School pupils Priti Gurung, Sophie Truby and Harry Wheatley

New scheme to improve child literacy is praised by teachers

Edward Collett, Grace Wardle, Sam Goose, Sian Farrington, Tom Allen, Megan Clarke, Jane Phipps, assistant principal for apprenticeships Jacqui Canton, Jacob De Goris Jedrzejowski, Julian Maslanyj and Steve Kirk

Abingdon & Witney College tops country for apprentices

Melinda Tilley

Ten schools sign up to newest phase of Oxfordshire Reading Campaign

Laura Fathers with her son Archie, four, who faces a 40-minute walk to school

School places: How am I supposed to walk my four-year-old 40 minutes to primary?

Cheney trust is choice to run new Barton Park Primary School

Cheney trust is choice to run new Barton Park Primary School

Forest school co-ordinator Ysella Wood, centre, with Cutteslowe Primary School pupils inside the willow dome

Pupils branching out with their new willow dome

Supervisor Colleen Wisdom and children, from left, Mathew Solero, Ellysa Kasule, Cali Carter Wood and Victoria Akinbami at Rose Hill Primary School

More schools urged to set up breakfast clubs for their pupils

Cutteslowe Primary School pupils Samina Miah, seven, and Wiktoria Rodzik, eight, show off their writing skills with headteacher Jon Gray

Cutteslowe Primary School wins praise after making big improvement

Today's the day children find out which primary schools they are going to

Today's the day children find out which primary schools they are going to

The panel: Adam Buick representing Socialist Party candidate Mike Foster, Lib Dem Layla Moran, chairman Tracey Oakden, John Tanner representing Labour candidate Sally Copley, Larry Sanders of the Green Party and Matthew Barber for Nicola Blackwood

Candidates go back to school to debate housing and uni fees

An artist’s impression of the Barton Park development

Parents give backing for trust to control new primary school

Adam Norris, 12, Michael Fitzgibbon, 13, George Nicholls, 12, and Nicholas Platt, 11, are performing in a concert at Christ Church Cathedral School

Pupils’ chorus of approval for an organ of their own

Wyll Willis of Wallingford School

County struggling to get enough top teachers to help poorer children

Oxford University offers fifth best 'student experience': poll

Oxford University offers fifth best 'student experience': poll

Nina von Eichstorff

Devastated: Oxford Academy mourns the death of teacher

Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood outside the eco-town development

Multi-academy trust chosen to run first school in Bicester's eco-town

Lynn Knapp at Windmill Primary School

Windmill Primary gets date for its promised new classrooms

Leonardo Stephens, 10, Bonnie Byles, nine, headteacher Sue Vermes and Shannon Barrett, nine, at Rose Hill Primary School

Finally the boiler at Rose Hill Primary is fixed

Sue Vermes

Rose Hill Primary boiler may finally be fixed tomorrow

The Bishop of Dorchester, the Rev Colin Fletcher, helps to open the practical skills building at Dr South's School

Former pupil Lin's legacy ready to inspire future generations

Three county schools get cash for building improvements

Three county schools get cash for building improvements

Pupil Tosia Swierkot sits through a lesson in her coat, scarf and hat

Too cool for school as pupils shiver for two months

Oxfordshire author Jo Cotterill, left

Schoolchildren choose the top stories of the year

Ellise Watson, 11, with mentor Christine Moor at the launch of the new learning centre

New centre aims to get more Oxford kids into the iconic university

Lynn Knapp

Head ‘fobbed off’ over delayed Windmill Primary School extension

Wallingford School was ranked sixth in Oxfordshire, with 73 per cent of students getting the benchmark for GCSEs

Headteachers say 2014 results have been made meaningless

Left to right, Matthew Bonsaver (16), Ellie Cook (17), Head Mr. James, Toni-Ann Williams (17) and Marcia Davies (16) of Cherwell School.

Oxfordshire GCSE results beat national average despite Government-imposed changes + tables

Tables: GCSE and A Level results for 2014

Tables: GCSE and A Level results for 2014

Oxfordshire schools above the national average for GCSE results

Oxfordshire schools above the national average for GCSE results

Cutteslowe Primary School headteacher Jon Gray

Universal free meals set to cost Oxfordshire schools £450,000

Work to extend primary school is in final phase

Work to extend primary school is in final phase

Burford Schools students Duncan Cooper (Ron Weasley) and Ollie Stacey (Draco Malfoy) were the models for Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy in the first illustrated Harry Potter

Harry Potter pair who have become model pupils

Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark with engineering student Paige McConville at Abingdon and Witney College

£15.6m robot research centre will kick-start fledgling sector

Lynn Knapp

Head: 'Schools are confused over Government rules to keep your children safe'

Headteacher Lisa Rowe with Lewis, left, eating chilli con carne, and Sebastian Heudi, eating chicken noodles he brought in from home Picture

One brother gets Nick Clegg's free school meal and one brother doesn't

Children from St Blaise CE Primary School jump for joy after receiving their Ofsted report

St Blaise Primary School celebrates first "good" Ofsted rating in 22-year history

Pallbearers with the flower-strewn wicker coffin at the funeral of Koreen Davis in Harwell yesterday afternoon

Harwell Primary School and villagers say final farewell to Koreen Davis

Jasmine Wilson hard at work on her latest carving. Picture: OX72097 Richard Cave

Carving out a new hobby for herself

North Kidlington Primary School gets high marks again from inspectors

North Kidlington Primary School gets high marks again from inspectors

Jack Linaker gets ready for the production of Guys and Dolls  Picture: OX72127 David Fleming

Lights, action, as Didcot students put on musical

Our Lady’s School librarian Barbara Hickford with pupils, from left, Ziyi Huang, 12, Isabel Gallacher, 12, Alex Abati, 12, Megan Cleverley, 13, and Danann Kilburn, 12

Spread the word... Abingdon schoolgirls aim to set world book-swap record

Local schools

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Primary Schools (Key Stage 2)

  • Bishop Carpenter Church of England Aided Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 83%
    • 2013 - 93%

    Average points score: 30.3

  • Bishop Loveday Church of England Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 82%
    • 2013 - 87%

    Average points score: 28.8

  • Bloxham Church of England Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 89%
    • 2013 - 84%

    Average points score: 29.9

  • Boddington Church of England Voluntary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 67%
    • 2013 - 89%

    Average points score: 28.5

  • Bracken Leas Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 90%
    • 2013 - 79%

    Average points score: 30.5

  • Brackley Church of England Junior School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 73%
    • 2013 - 73%

    Average points score: 28.7

  • Byfield School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 50%
    • 2013 - 86%

    Average points score: 25.0

  • Chacombe CEVA Primary Academy

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 69%
    • 2013 - 77%

    Average points score: 27.4

  • Chipping Warden Primary Academy

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 100%
    • 2013 - 71%

    Average points score: 31.5

  • Christopher Rawlins Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 90%
    • 2013 - 61%

    Average points score: 30.2

  • Croughton All Saints CofE Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 100%
    • 2013 - 100%

    Average points score: 30.8

  • Culworth Church of England School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 93%
    • 2013 - 89%

    Average points score: 30.6

  • Dashwood Banbury Academy

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 91%
    • 2013 - 88%

    Average points score: 29.9

  • Deddington Church of England Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 66%
    • 2013 - 85%

    Average points score: 28.7

  • Dr Radcliffe's Church of England School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 97%
    • 2013 - 93%

    Average points score: 31.2

  • Edenbridge Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 84%
    • 2013 - 69%

    Average points score: 28.7

  • Farthinghoe Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - SUPP
    • 2013 - 100%

    Average points score: SUPP

  • Frank Wise School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - SUPP
    • 2013 - SUPP

    Average points score: SUPP

  • Fringford Church of England Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 73%
    • 2013 - 94%

    Average points score: 28.9

  • Fritwell Church of England Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 74%
    • 2013 - 78%

    Average points score: 29.5

  • Great Tew County Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 83%
    • 2013 - 93%

    Average points score: 31.9

  • Greatworth Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 50%
    • 2013 - 67%

    Average points score: 28.0

  • Hardwick Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 77%
    • 2013 - 78%

    Average points score: 27.9

  • Harriers Banbury Academy

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 87%
    • 2013 - 100%

    Average points score: 28.5

  • Haslingfield Endowed Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 89%
    • 2013 - 92%

    Average points score: 30.8

  • Helmdon Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 94%
    • 2013 - 77%

    Average points score: 33.0

  • Hill View Primary School

    Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 English & maths
    • 2014 - 75%
    • 2013 - 77%

    Average points score: 28.1

Secondary Schools (Key Stage 4)

  • Banbury Academy

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - NA
    • 2012 - NA
    • 2013 - 65%
    • 2014 - 52%
  • Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sports C

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 68%
    • 2012 - 64%
    • 2013 - 61%
    • 2014 - 51%
  • Bloxham School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 88%
    • 2012 - 85%
    • 2013 - 77%
    • 2014 - 0%
  • Chenderit School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 69%
    • 2012 - 70%
    • 2013 - 60%
    • 2014 - 47%
  • Frank Wise School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - NA
    • 2012 - NA
    • 2013 - SUPP
    • 2014 - NE
  • Heyford Park Free School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - NA
    • 2012 - NA
    • 2013 - NA
    • 2014 -
  • Magdalen College School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 76%
    • 2012 - 76%
    • 2013 - 65%
    • 2014 - 70%
  • North Oxfordshire Academy

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 49%
    • 2012 - 59%
    • 2013 - 48%
    • 2014 - 50%
  • Shifa School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 9%
    • 2012 - 14%
    • 2013 - SUPP
    • 2014 - SUPP
  • Sibford School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 80%
    • 2012 - 50%
    • 2013 - 61%
    • 2014 - 64%
  • Space Studio Banbury

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 -
    • 2012 -
    • 2013 -
    • 2014 -
  • Swalcliffe Park School Trust

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 17%
    • 2012 - 10%
    • 2013 - 10%
    • 2014 - 0%
  • The Warriner School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 67%
    • 2012 - 66%
    • 2013 - 57%
    • 2014 - 63%
  • Tudor Hall School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 95%
    • 2012 - 98%
    • 2013 - 98%
    • 2014 - 0%

Sixth Forms & Colleges (Key Stage 5)

  • North Oxfordshire Academy

    Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade
    • NE
  • Sibford School

    Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade
    • C
  • Space Studio Banbury

    Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade
  • The Warriner School

    Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade
    • NE
  • Tudor Hall School

    Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade
    • B+

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