John Blandy Primary School
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
About John Blandy Primary School
John Blandy Primary School is a small primary in the village of Southmoor, Oxfordshire. Named for an 18th century Sheriff of Berkshire and founded around the same time, the school has fewer than 200 pupils aged 4-11.
John Blandy Primary became a member of the Faringdon Academy of Schools in 2013, forming a multi-academy trust along with several other local primary and secondary schools. As part of the school’s future development plans, John Blandy Primary will be undergoing extensive expansion and modernisation over the coming years.
Mrs Silvester and Mr Turner
Values and vision
Values-based education plays a huge part in the school, with students being educated in the importance of tolerance, diversity and individual liberty. The school takes great care to ensure respect for other faiths and belief systems. In terms of academic practice, John Blandy Primary School offers a rich skills-based curriculum and prides itself on the academic expertise of its teachers.
“Pupils, including disadvantaged and vulnerable ones, are making good progress in their learning. Phonics teaching is strong and pupils read well and regularly. They have good opportunities to develop their writing and their skills in mathematics … Teachers have established good relationships with pupils. Pupils enjoy learning and listen to their teachers.”