New Hinksey School is a small, friendly community school located at the end of Vicarage Road, off the Abingdon Road. There are approximately 170 children on roll, aged from 3 to 11 years.
Our school was founded over one hundred years ago by the parish church of St John the Evangelist, and we are now a Voluntary Controlled school, staffed and maintained by Oxfordshire County Council in partnership with the Diocese of Oxford (Church of England).
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We aim to be a welcoming and inclusive school, serving our community of South Oxford by providing an education of the highest quality, guided by values of kindness and consideration for others and in accordance with Christian principles.
Our children come from many different backgrounds, and all are encouraged to explore the meaning of faith, spiritual growth, and religious observance in an atmosphere of tolerance and mutual respect.
Many different languages are spoken in the homes of our children, and their families have links with diverse parts of the world. Celebrating our multi-faith and multi-cultural nature is an important part of our school’s identity. The school motto, ‘Each one of us is special’, expresses our commitment to nurturing pupils in an atmosphere of equal opportunity for all.
The school’s relatively small size enables staff to know all the children in the school by name, and each child is valued as an individual with a unique contribution to make. We believe that children learn best when home and school work in creative partnership, and so we seek to involve parents, carers, and families in all facets of school life.
Parents and carers are always welcome in our school.
We are a small multicultural school with a strong nurturing ethos. We have a Foundation Stage attached to the school. Parents need to apply to the local authority for a school place so that their children can start in the September after their 4th birthday. This school place is then theirs for the whole primary age range until they leave the school at the end of Year 6 – aged 11.
For more information visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions
However, the school deals with admissions to the year before starting school. We have places for 13 part-time (mornings) children in their F2/nursery year. That is, children who are 3 years old by 1 September. This is a free entitlement. The entry point for those 3 years old by 1 September is usually at the start of the September term, but can be January or April if there are still places available. We recommend a September start to gain maximum benefit from the learning opportunities provided. We do not have places for children who turn 3 years during the school year until the following September.
Examples of the school’s involvment in the local community include:
We are very proud of all our children, but especially would like to share some exceptional attainment from those in Year 6 and Year 2 (in the 2013-14 academic year).
Year 6 Reading 100% level 4 and above and 60% level 5, which is well above the national expectation.
Year 6 Maths 100% level 4 and above, with 46% level 5 and above, and 6.6% level 6, which is a huge achievement of which to be immensely proud.
In Year 6 Spelling and Grammar 80% attained level 4 and above, 46% level 5 and above, and we are thrilled that 13% of the cohort attained an outstanding level 6 in this area.
Year 2s have also made excellent progress and achieved 92% level 2 and above in Reading, with 40% level 3s. 92% level 2 and above in Writing with 24% level 3s. 92% level 2 and above in Maths, with 36% level 3s.
The safety and wellbeing of all our pupils is given the highest importance by all school staff. The school follows local and national guidance to protect children in our care from any form of abuse. All staff receive regular training in this area. The school reports annually on safeguarding to the Governing Body and to the Local Authority. A copy of the school's Safeguarding Policy is available from the policies section of this website or, upon request, from the school office.