John Mason School
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
About John Mason School
John Mason School is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form located in the market town of Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Named after a 16th-century diplomat, the school has around 1,000 pupils aged 11-18.
Originally a grammar school founded in 1960, John Mason School obtained academy status in 2014 and now operates under its own academy trust.
Mrs Sarah Brinkley
Values and vision
John Mason School seeks to provide a caring and inclusive community in which all children can learn. The secondary school’s curriculum is designed to promote creativity and independence among its students, in order to best prepare them for the world of work. The school has provision for students identified as Able, Gifted and Talented, with regular visits and talks.
Beyond its academic offering, John Mason School provides a wide range of extra-curricular activities, with sports, chess, creative writing, singing and even robotics clubs available to pupils.
“The school has an extremely positive ethos which permeates all aspects of its work. This is considerably enhanced by students’ outstanding contribution to the life of the school and to the local community. The impact of this ethos is clear in the extent to which students feel safe in the school and by their extremely positive attitudes; the overwhelming majority enjoy coming to school. Teaching and other staff are proud to be part of the school.”