Oaksey CE Primary School
Oaksey is lucky enough to have its own primary school, in the heart of the village. The head teacher is Mrs Denise Bray
Mrs Bray would describe the school in the following way:-
“Oaksey CE Primary School is a four class primary school with around 80 – 90 children on roll. Our Reception children enjoy a year in a small class of approximately 13 children before joining classes of two-year groups with around 25 children in each class. Our strong Christian ethos focuses on children learning about the values of life and we recognise that every child is an individual and is very different, in terms of ability, aptitude, interests, motivation and social and ethnic background. The school vision “As individuals we let our light shine, but together we shine brighter together,” reflects the importance of children and adults working collaboratively, using our individual talents and sharing these to support others in the school community.
The school buildings are a mix of modern rooms alongside the traditional Victorian school building built 167 years ago. We teach a broad curriculum which encompasses music, creative arts, sports, gardening and more recently, archery and Nordic walking; and we encourage all our children to recognise and extend their own special talents. Because of this wider curriculum our children achieve above average progress in Literacy and Maths.”
In March 2019 SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) had the following to say about Oaksey Primary School:-
“The vision and associated values (of the school) make a significant contribution to daily life resulting in a caring community. Behaviour is of a high standard with pupils showing dignity and respect, recognising that each person is special.”
The children attending Oaksey Primary School come both from the village and from the surrounding areas, including Gloucestershire. Prior to joining the primary school, they frequently attend a wide range of pre- schools such as Malt House Nursery, Charlton, Gooseberry Bush and Kemble; as well as Cirencester and Ashton Keynes.
The children transfer onto many different secondary schools, including Malmesbury, Cirencester, and the Stroud Grammar Schools; as well as independent schools.
Oaksey Youth Club shares a building on site and when it is running, children from the age of seven are welcome to join in activities.
The school grounds are small but well developed. We have a field at the rear of the school with a wooded area, a pond and an area for growing vegetables. The play equipment has been updated and includes a climbing wall and pieces of exercise equipment on an artificial grass. We have now also developed the Reflective Garden. The children are also very lucky to have the village Playing Field alongside, where we hold Sports Days and have outdoor PE lessons.
If anyone feels they have any skills or spare time they could offer to help in school they are always welcome and can make contact through the School Office, using the above phone number or email address.”
Tel: 01666 577221
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