Lord Williams's 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 Lord Williams's School

Lord Williams’s School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, 11-18 academy with sixth form, situated in Thame in Oxfordshire. The school, which has over 2,000 students on its roll, is managed by the Thame Partnership Academy Trust and the school governors.

The school was founded in 1559 by Lord Williams of Thame. In 1971, Lord Williams's Grammar School was combined with the Wenman School on Towersey Road to form a comprehensive co-educational school. Today it is a split-site school, with Years 7-9 on a Lower School site and Years 10-13 on an Upper School site. 


Mr Jon Ryder

Values and vision

Lord Williams’s School’s aim is the pursuit of excellence for all. It strives to develop individual potential and cherishes the vitality of communal life.

The secondary school aims to provide a rich, diverse and challenging education through excellent teaching and learning. It seeks to develop lively and enquiring minds, healthy lifestyles and free spirits, and looks to generate confidence, purpose, self-esteem and outstanding achievement. The school also encourages generosity, respect and care for others and for the environment. It aims to bring together students, parents, staff and the community as partners in learning.

Ofsted report

“Lord Williams’s is an outstanding school. It offers its students an exceptionally broad range of opportunities to develop their talents and interests, through a very well-resourced curriculum and the strong commitment of staff to a rich extra-curricular programme. The excellent leadership and management of this large and complex organisation is based on exceptionally thorough and accurate school self-evaluation.” 

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Address: Upper School, Oxford Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1844 210510