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Banbury library are currently displaying some fabulous wreath designs from our Reception class. They have been a huge hit and are bringing big smiles to those visiting. Beautiful work Nightingale class!


We would like to say a huge thank you to Crockers in Southam for their very kind donation of this beautiful Christmas Tree, our pupils and families love it!


Our final open event will be held on January 9th 2023. We would like to invite any prospective families looking to join us form September 2023 to come along and meet our team.


We will be hosting a second open event, on Monday 14th November from 9.30 to 11.30am, This is for parents unable to make the open event presentation on Tuesday November 1st. Please note space is limited and requires booking in advance. Please call the school on 01295 574004.


What a fabulous result from our book fair this week! Our pupils have raised nearly £250 worth of books for our school library. Thank you so much.


Sports4Kids coming soon to Cherry Fields.


A little taster of our hobby horses! Year 1 have enjoyed working alongside Simon Tipping to produce our May Day inspired carnival parade. We are excited to share the final product with our school community soon!


We have had a wonderful day celebrating our very first Cherry Fields sports day. Fantastic effort from the team, our pupils and all our families.


Thank you to Diane and Phill who created the wonderful sculptures on the Hanwell View park for meeting virtually with our Year 1 pupils on Monday. The children asked thoughtful questions about the artwork and were able to learn more about what it means to be an artist.


A huge well done to all of our pupils for their wonderful artwork which was displayed at our STEAM showcase event. What a wonderful celebration of your work!


A huge thank you to MJH Property Services in Banbury for making a second, very generous contribution to our school. Hi-vis jackets being beautifully modelled by 2 of our Year 1 pupils.


We are very excited for our celebration assembly next Wednesday 6th April. Always a fab event when we invite parents to join us and celebrate the success of our pupils. We will also be showcasing our amazing work for this term inspired by a trip to


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We are delighted to announce that our Outstanding nursery provision is expanding from January 2020. We are currently accepting applications for children born between 1st September 2015 to the 31st August 2017. If you haven't already applied please complete an application form.


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Following the recent ground breaking ceremony on the site of new Primary School in Banbury for & works have commenced with our team. For details see the school website:


Are you planning to come to our last open event at Longford Park on saturday 11 January 2020? Please do book you place via this link- We expect this event to be busy so don't miss out, book early! We look forward to welcoming you and your family.


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Booking is a must for tours - plenty of dates from today to January so come and see how to join the family


Open Evening Tue, 3 Dec 2019 17:00 - 18:30 Planning to attend our next open evening? Please book your ticket here - We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our sister school, Hardwick Primary


Please also consider completing our consultation questionnaire We welcome your opinion and our consultation is an important step on the way to getting our funding agreement signed. Without funding we cannot open so please do take the time to do so.


Thank you so much to the parents and carers who supported us today by attending our open morning at Hardwick Primary. It was lovely to meet you. Did you miss it? Join us next time. Please see our website for future events and application forms:


Social, Moral, Spiritual, and Cultural (SMSC) Education lies at the heart of our curriculum and our commitment to realising our vision. Our carefully-crafted SMSC curriculum was developed in-house to ensure we are meeting the needs of our school whilst fulfilling our statutory requirements regarding Health & Relationships Education (HRE) and Fundamental British Values.  

Our approach to SMSC Education is driven by our belief that SMSC is as much about knowledge and skills as any core curricular discipline; as such, we have made deliberate choices about when and how each strand of SMSC is taught (see table below). With our combination of discrete timetabled SMSC time and strands that are embedded throughout the curriculum, we are intent to cultivate independent, reflective, and respectful citizens of the world who are ready to participate in and contribute to society. 

Our SMSC offer has been developed in conjunction with our Inclusion offer and Behaviour Policy. We teach emotional literacy through the Zones of Regulation programme which is a powerful and accessible tool for communicating and regulating emotions and supports all children to succeed at school. Children earn Class Dojo points for their houses and towards their own milestones; Dojo points are linked explicitly to our school values. All staff employ a shared language when it comes to praising expected behaviours and recognising when children have demonstrated our values. 

Religious Education (RE) 

We adhere to the Oxfordshire Agreed RE Syllabus to frame the teaching of RE. We alternate class-based RE lessons with whole-school virtual assemblies. In class, children learn about beliefs, practises, and symbolism of all major world religions. Our assemblies take a more philosophical turn as children are taught to grapple with Big Ideas such as ‘Do you shape your own destiny?’ and ‘Are humans superior to animals?’. Children quickly become comfortable with sophisticated and mature discussions, and their reflections are captured on our Big Ideas chalkboards which are on display around school.  

Health and Relationships Education (HRE) 

We fulfil our statutory requirements to teach HRE for one hour per week from Years 1 and above. We developed our offer over two years from the teaching objectives given by the Department for Education and now have a progressive curriculum that covers a range of topics (see table below) to equip children to be successful in their future working and personal lives. 

Smsc table

Global Values 

Our values were chosen after a process in which children, staff, parents, and SSB members were consulted for their views. We selected 12 Global Values that would best support us to realise our school vision; as such, we have a balanced list of values to help us grow children into compassionate, respectful, and ambitious citizens who treat others sensitively and are intentional about achieving their goals. 

Our Global Values: 

  • Appreciation 
  • Curiosity 
  • Determination 
  • Creativity 
  • Grit 
  • Respect 
  • Teamwork 
  • Resilience 
  • Excellence 
  • Leadership 
  • Compassion 
  • Responsibility 

Each month we focus on a different value, and the value of excellence underpins everything we do from behaviour on the playground to presentation in children’s work. 

Votes for Schools 

Votes for Schools is an engaging platform for Years 1-6 that builds student voice through discussions around current affairs and world issues. Teachers access the resources each week from a pack that is sent from the Votes for Schools organisation. Discussion topics are responsive to current world affairs, political movements, and civil issues that arise in real time. By delivering Votes for Schools in class for a 45-minute session every week, our schools embed British Values, Prevent, and National Curriculum SMSC objectives for Years 1+. In Votes for Schools sessions, children are taught about world affairs in a manner that is entirely age-appropriate through resources that are planned and created by qualified teachers. Children end their session by voting for their answer to the discussion question of the week and can review the results at the beginning of the following week’s session. 

Climate Change 

Part of our ambition to empower children to become successful global citizens includes responding to significant changes and developments around the world, particularly those that are understood to have a lasting impact on future generations. To this end, we dedicate curriculum time to the teaching and learning of issues surrounding climate change whilst simultaneously covering relative national curriculum objectives.


Each term, one day will be a dedicated Climate Change Day, each focusing on a different question. 

For example: 

  • What’s the difference between weather and climate?
  • “Recycling is changing the world.” Do you support or challenge?
  • What are the top 3 contributing factors to climate change?
  • What will the future look like?
  • Whose responsibility is climate change?
  • How did the national lockdowns impact the environment?

Each climate change day includes learning taught scientific and geographical content, a virtual assembly with a Climate Change scientist about her current work, and an opportunity to consolidate the learning of the day; this could be through collaborative artwork, planning a climate change demonstration, or writing letters to parliament asking for action!