The first term of a new calendar year is always a busy time at Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire. Our curriculum is specifically designed to educate and inspire and to deliver academic excellence. In addition, we nurture and encourage an enthusiasm for learning within our pupils. Last year, the school was listed in the Sunday Times Best 100 schools league table for the second year running. Making us the highest ranking private or state school in Oxfordshire. In addition, our pupil’s Key Stage 2 SATs results were simply outstanding. Therefore, we’re proud to claim the accolade of Best Private School Oxfordshire.
Not satisfied with resting on our laurels, this school term we’ve created an exciting programme of events and activities that will get us off to a flying start.
Baby & Toddler Group starts – 10th January
Our new Baby & Toddler Group kicks off on 10 January. It’s a chance for the pre-school little ones to join in with lots of fun and activities. Each week we will be running a variety of themed activities, depending on the time of the year and the weather. Such themes include, music and musical instruments, outdoor adventure, baby & toddler sports, planting & growing, teddy bears picnic and others. New parents and children are always welcome, whether you are a drop-in occasional visitor or a weekly regular.
Swimming Gala – 15 January
The first of this year’s numerous sporting events takes place on 15 January. Our swimming gala is the first chance of the year for our pupils to compete against one another for the coveted school swimming trophies.
Young Voices – 20 January
Young Voices runs the largest school choir concerts in the world. Our Year 5 and Year 6 will be participating at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham. This truly inspiring event is one of those must-do-things. This year’s event also includes performances by Tony Hadley, The Shires, and Ruti.
Under 11s Football match – Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire vs Christchurch Cathedral School Oxford – 22 January
Our first competitive football match of the year is against Christchurch Cathedral Oxford. This is our first fixture against Christchurch which we hope will be an exciting match. Come on you Windrushers!
ISA (Independent Schools Association) U11 Boys Football tournament – 29 January
The ISA (Independent Schools Association) inter-school boys football tournament kicks off on the 29 January. The boys have been training hard to go further into the tournament this year. It is a busy and popular event with many schools taking part. This tournament always rouses great passion from the players and the parents watching on the touchline. So, if you can, please come along and support us.
ISA (Independent Schools Association) Cross Country – 3 March
ISA (Independent Schools Association) mixed teams cross-country competition starts on the 3 March. This year we field a mixed team of boys and girls from Year 4 and Year 6. Our pupils always do well at this event, with some qualifying to run for the London North region at the national finals later in the month, so we’re looking forward to continued success this year.
World Book Day – 5th March
World Book Day is designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. The day is marked in over 100 countries all over the world. This year’s event takes place on 5 March. All pupils from the school will be participating in this year’s event with teachers and pupils dressing up to match the theme of the day.
Chipping Norton Music Festival – 11 March
The Chipping Norton Music Festival is a prestigious annual event that celebrates local musical and artistic talent. The Festival is an opportunity for performers of all standards to perform publicly in a friendly environment with the benefit of comments from eminent, professional adjudicators. This year our Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire ensemble (woodwind / brass / ensemble) will be performing.
Easter Musical – Olivia – 19 March
Our Key Stage 2 pupils are off to the Chipping Norton Theatre on the 19 March to perform Olivia. Our performances are designed to enrich our pupil’s appreciation for the performing arts and give them the opportunity to perform on a proper stage in a real theatre.
School Disco – 23 March
Organised by parents, our school discos mark a time to let our hair down and bust out our best moves on the dance floor.
Open Day – Easter Bonnets and Chicks – 26 March
Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire is holding an open day on the 26 March. All new and prospective parents are welcome to attend and meet the staff, pupils and look around the school. Please also bring your child as there will be Easter bonnets, new born chicks, refreshments and much, much more.
Cotswold House Charity Fundraising – 28 March
The school’s Cotswold House will hold a fundraising day on 28 March in aid of ARCh – Assisted Reading for Children. ARCh ‘s mission is to impart a love of reading to disadvantaged children in Oxfordshire.
Scholastic Book Fair – 25-28 March
Keeping with the theme of nurturing a passion for books and reading, we will be holding a Scholastic book fair on 25-28 March. Scholastic bring a range of inspiring books into the school and the pupils set up a shop and sell them. A percentage of the sales goes towards buying new books for the school, so everyone benefits.
For more information about Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire, please feel free to contact us.