Gosford Hill School

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Gosford Hill School

Welcome to Gosford Hill School

It’s a pleasure to welcome you to Gosford Hill School. Our school prides itself on the emphasis that we place on the needs and aspirations of individual students with learning very much at the heart of our work. We want our students to develop as resilient and autonomous learners, keen to overcome challenges, and take risks, so that they gain the transferable skills needed to enable them to lead fulfilling lives as confident and articulate individuals in our society.

Every student has strengths and talents, and it is our job to find and unlock that potential in every student. Whether it’s sport, art, music, Duke of Edinburgh or World Challenge, we celebrate success and recognise that learning goes beyond the classroom. Students are often more likely to remember the wealth and diverse range of opportunities available to them beyond the classroom as they are faced with new and exciting challenges.

Our pastoral system is one of our great strengths. The House system, where students are placed in tutor groups that contain students from all years, provides students with opportunities to learn from and care for each other, gain confidence and develop leadership skills.

We work closely with parents, and it is our belief that where the school, individual student and their parents work closely together, students will succeed.

It’s a privilege to lead such a wonderful school and I do hope that you find the information on our website helpful. There is so much more to learn about our school though, so I would therefore urge you to come and visit us in order to find out and experience for yourself why students, parents, staff and our wider community are so proud of our school. 

Mr Nigel J. Sellars

School Vision and Ethos

Our vision is to be an outstanding school, recognised both locally and nationally, that provides an outstanding creative education for all its students and prepares them for life after Gosford Hill as responsible members of society.

We aim to develop an environment that will help all our students exceed in achieving their goals and aspirations by:

  • Creating a supportive, collaborative and nurturing community for both students and staff
  • Enabling our staff to deliver teaching and learning excellence, which is both challenging and inspiring to all
  • Providing outstanding pastoral care and developing all of our students individual qualities
  • Ensuring that all stakeholders are valued and contribute to the success and sustainability of the school
  • Embedding a passion for learning which will change lives and last a lifetime
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Address: Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 2NT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 374971