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Early Years has a special visit this week from Lucia's Tiny Farm. They got to meet and handle animals as young as 5 weeks old, learning about the life cycle and different stages of growth. Fun whilst learning


What a fantastic effort from staff and children alike!


Early years funding is changing! Please do visit to find out more. From September we will be offering places for 2 years olds. Please contact us to arrange a tour of our fantastic nursery. We look forward to welcoming you soon.


Did you know many working parents can now apply for funding for their 2 year old's childcare? For more details please visit the Childcare Choices website. Our nursery will offering places for 2-4 year olds from September. Please contact us to find out more on 01295 574004


Did you know many working parents can now apply for funding for their 2 year old's childcare? For more details please visit the Childcare Choices website. Our nursery will offering places for 2-4 year olds from September. Please do contact us to find out more 01295 574004


A first for Cherry Fields! We are very excited to have welcomed Tom from into school today. Some excellent budding musicians had their first go with keyboards and guitars today.


We are very proud to show off the fabulous Christmas artwork by our Darwin and Nightingale classes, which is proudly on display at Banbury Library.If you pop down please have a look, they have pride of place as you enter! Amazing work!


Please join us at our next open event, in preparation for choosing your Reception places for next September. The Head Teacher will give a presentation, a tour of the setting and allow our prospective families the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.


The Year 3 class have had a very creative day with Banbury BID building their own lanterns, for the Christmas Parade around Banbury Town. Wonderful skills demonstrated by our children and our grown up helpers too!


We would like to say a huge thank you to the "Outstanding" team here at Cherry Fields. Our PTA presented the team with some custom made cakes and a card to show their appreciation and continued support.


On Friday we had the pleasure of welcoming the Canal and River Trust into school for a water safety assembly. Fabulous engagement from all our pupils and some great information shared. Thank you


Our Year 2 class enjoyed their first cooking lesson this week. Attenborough class made their own dough and chopped the toppings for their pizza's. They then took these home with instructions on how to cook for their dinner!


We recently welcome a talented local artist into school to work with our reception class. Delia shared her work, style, media and inspirations as well as running activities with the children allowing them to learn new techniques.


Thank you Banbury Library for sharing these beautiful pictures of our Year 1 and Year 2 class' art work after their trip to the library to celebrate World Book day 2023.


What a fantastic week celebrating World Book day! We have had breakfast and a book with our families, our reading challenge, school trip to Banbury library and now our favourite book character costumes.


We had a fantastic turn out for our breakfast and a book morning.



We welcomed in some of our parents/carers yesterday to assist with our community art project. They are helping create a fabulous Cherry Tree out of recycling materials. We cant wait to see it completed!


Here is our fabulous Reception class team dressed up for NSPCC number day!


Congratulations to everyone at Banbury primary school rated as 'outstanding' in very first Ofsted inspection

Home School Link Worker

As another new academic year starts, I wanted to send out a hello and a reminder of who I am and my role. My name is Hannah McKenzie-Blyth and I am the Home School Link Worker at Cherry Fields Primary School. 


I have a diverse range of professional skills and knowledge to support children, young people and families. 

The aim of my work is: 

  • To enable children to access and benefit from the best educational opportunities by supporting parents, carers and families with their individual needs 

  • Promote positive links between the home, school, local organisations and agencies so that families receive the best care and support that is available to them 


I can offer support with: 


Did you have a tough time at school and do teachers still scare you? Our childhood experiences often stick with us and inhibit how we interact with others in the present day.  If you have a problem and you are not sure how to talk to school about it or you would like to speak to someone in confidence, then they are willing to listen and can offer you support 


I have information on organisations that can support families through difficult times such as bereavement, separation, unemployment and illness. 


No one has ever claimed to be the perfect parent.  It is a tough job and is not easy all of the time. If your child is presenting you with some difficult behaviours then please do not suffer in silence. Support is out there for you and my door is always open. 


I am able to obtain information on benefits, helpful local charities, accessible grants and organisations that can help families on a low income, alongside this Cherry Fields Primary School are holders of Food Bank Vouchers if you are in need of extra food supplies. 

If you feel you and your family would benefit from support, please come and see me on the gates in the morning or afternoons. Alternatively, please feel free to pop into the school office and leave your contact details or approach a familiar adult at school who you feel comfortable to talk to. I am based at Cherry Fields Primary School on a Tuesday and Thursday and always contactable the remaining days of the week.