Pupils asked to create a vision

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN have been asked to create a vision of the future for a business park.

Abingdon & Witney College handed £4m building boost

Bicester Advertiser:

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COLLEGE has been handed a £4m boost to build a new centre to train youngsters in core engineering skills.

Kidlington school board of governors chairwoman stepping down

Bicester Advertiser:

10:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AFTER a quarter of a century as a governor at Gosford Hill School, Doreen Rose is stepping down having learned and changed a great deal.

Great Western primary will take 60 pupils in first year

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE body appointed to run the new Great Western Park Academy in Didcot has published its proposed admissions criteria.

Minister will have final say on school expansion plans

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PRIMARY school’s plan to expand by building on its sports field will go all the way to the top for a final decision.

One in 15 pupils taught in temporary classrooms

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

ONE in every 15 children in the county has been taught in a temporary classroom in the last year.

Retirement beckons as school term ends

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

As schoolchildren look forward to a summer of freedom, education reporter SOPHIE SCOTT speaks to teachers saying a more permanent farewell to lessons as they prepare for retirement

Plans for new primary school move forward

Bicester Advertiser: Melinda Tilley

6:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A NEW primary school on a 1,000-home estate will take pressure off the current village school, it is hoped.

School’s maths and science to get £4m home

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A SCHOOL has started work on a new £4m mathematics and science building.

Wheatley pupils’ audio fire drama to shout about

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PUPILS have put an audio play together to help teach their peers across the county about fire safety.

Cheney to run primary

Bicester Advertiser: oxford city council logo

7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Cheney School, Oxford, will run the new primary school in Barton Park.

Science block is on the right trajectory with £4.5m boost

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE Blackbird Leys campus of City of Oxford College is to build a second science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) centre after securing a final £4.5m funding boost.

Pupils show they’re master bakers

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PUPILS at Wood Farm Primary School got very messy decorating these fairy cakes for the Wood Farm Festival.

Kit carts made from tubes get kids racing out on track

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

MADE by kids, for kids, these “goblin cars” have proved a roaring success.

Students' satirical swipe at Education Secretary goes on stage in Edinburgh

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Monday 14th July 2014

WHAT would Britain be like if Education Secretary Michael Gove became Prime Minister?

Pupils in East Hanney will read all about it thanks to Wantage store donation

Bicester Advertiser:

10:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

KEEN reader Richard Bungay has a new challenge in his sights after his school received £150 worth of books.

Staff’s music video for Abingdon pupils is internet hit

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

STAFF at an Abingdon comprehensive school were happy to appear in a music video to say farewell to pupils.

A groovy time at African workshop

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THESE students got to spin out some decorative bowls at an African Cultural Arts Day.

College looks pretty in pink for fundraiser

Bicester Advertiser:

3:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

SPORTING a nice pink blush, Alistair McAulay was fed some very colourful cupcakes all for a good cause.

Deputy head calls time on 30 years at same school

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 11th July 2014

PARENTS’ evenings are often a trip down memory lane for David Bell as he has usually taught both generations in the family.

Drawing on their imaginations

Bicester Advertiser:

1:30pm Thursday 10th July 2014

PIRATES and a host of other characters were conjured from the imaginations of primary school pupils when they created their own comic books.

Updated List: Oxfordshire school closures due to the teachers' strike on Thursday, July 10

Bicester Advertiser:

12:03pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

The latest list of Oxfordshire schools that will be fully closed or part closed due to the teachers' strike on Thursday, July 10. It will be updated as we get new information.

School earmarked to run Barton Park

Bicester Advertiser: oxford city council logo

6:30am Tuesday 8th July 2014

CHENEY School has been recommended as the preferred body to run the planned primary school in Barton Park.

Rolling out red carpet for school children’s Oscars

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

SCHOOLchildren from Bicester and nearby villages gathered for their own Oscars celebration.

Ancient Greece comes alive with 'invasion' at school

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Monday 7th July 2014

PUPILS were transported back 2,400 years when ancient Greece invaded Cheney School.

Teachers' strike set to shut a host of schools

Bicester Advertiser: National Union of Teachers are holding strikes

9:10am Saturday 5th July 2014

A number of county schools will be affected by next week’s teachers’ strike.

Schoolchildren create a giant poppy with pride

Bicester Advertiser:

8:20am Saturday 5th July 2014

SOLDIERS and suffragettes invaded a school as pupils learned what life was like on the Western Front and the Home Front during the First World War.

Pupils perfect their moves on the eve of carnival day

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

FINAL preparations are under way for tomorrow’s Cowley Road Carnival.

It’s 10 up as school steps out to help hospice

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

PUPILS from an Oxford school took part in a 10-mile walk to raise £10,000 for Helen & Douglas House on Wednesday.

Picture special: Plenty of challenges and fun for schools

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

BOYS from primary schools in Abingdon took on a host of sporting events during a mini-Olympics contest.

Ofsted tells primary that it must improve

Bicester Advertiser:

1:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A LITTLEMORE primary school has been told it requires improvement and leaders believe its academy status will turn it around faster.

Blackbird Lees primary pupils learn violin on free summer course

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

YOUNG musicians from Blackbird Leys are going to get a free summer course to expand their artistic horizons.

Artists put grant into a royal medieval tale

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A GROUP of community artists has been awarded £8,000 to work with a school in preparation for Cowley Road Carnival.

Students turn musical gangsters for the night

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

YOUNG performers are set to stage a sell-out production of a New York-based gangster musical this week.

Smoothing the way to new grades for exams

Bicester Advertiser: ISSUES: Wallingford School head Wyll Willis and his deputy Gwyn Williams with pupils who did well in their GCSEs last year to give the school the best results in the county

5:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

AS GCSE pupils have now taken their exams, headteachers are considering the changes coming into force over the next few years.

School puts students’ work on show in virtual art gallery

Bicester Advertiser: Work by A-Level student Abby Lloyd

4:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

A SCHOOL has launched an online “virtual” art gallery thanks to a £5,000 grant.

School is rated 'outstanding'

Bicester Advertiser: Key Stage 2 results have remained the same in Oxfordshire

6:10am Monday 30th June 2014

THE Manor Prep School in Abingdon has been rated “outstanding” by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Science event answers big questions for Oxfordshire pupils

Bicester Advertiser: The finals of the Big Science Event 2014, run by Science Oxford for the county’s primary schools at the University Museum of Natural History        Picture: OX68208 Jon Lewis

11:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

YOUNG scientists from across Oxfordshire united at this year’s Big Science Event.

Children and troops soldier on to help Armed Forces Day

Bicester Advertiser: Cameron King, 11, right, and Iffy Nailatikau, 10, take part in the tent exercise at Millbrook School in Grove. Picture: OX68059 Marc West

7:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

THIS little soldier got lessons from real military personnel who dropped by to help with classes.

Grove parish bids for a village academy

Bicester Advertiser: Key Stage 2 results have remained the same in Oxfordshire

10:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

GROVE Parish Council is set to become the first local authority in the country to apply to open an academy school, it is believed.

Careers in engineering can be really electrifying

Bicester Advertiser: Bright sparks: From left, Didcot Girls’ School pupils Sarah Tammadge-Wall, 14, and Tiffany Taylor, 15, with Alex Cackett, a physicist from the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, try out a static electricity lamp

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

SCIENTISTS have been tryng to engineer an easier path into the industry for girls.

Nurseries will benefit from pupil premium

Bicester Advertiser: Melinda Tilley

6:30am Friday 27th June 2014

FLEXIBILTY on how to spend money on helping three and four-year-olds has been welcomed by education workers.

£400k education pot for Oxfordshire youngsters

Bicester Advertiser: Deputy PM Nick Clegg

8:40am Thursday 26th June 2014

A boost of more than £400,000 has been given to educate the county’s under-privileged three and four-year-olds.

Ladygrove Park headteacher joins in leaving party

Bicester Advertiser: Headteacher David Burrows, who is leaving Ladygrove Park Primary School after 15 years at the end of this term, surrounded by Year 6 pupils, who are also leaving the school on the same day

7:30am Thursday 26th June 2014

FIFTEEN years as headteacher at a Didcot primary school have ‘gone by in a flash’ for David Burrows.

Samba sessions get children on the beat

Bicester Advertiser: Alex Zajac, 11

6:20pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

WOOD Farm Primary schoolchildren got their chance to dance to the beat by performing with a samba band.

Double delight as author tells of tornadoes and show is staged

Bicester Advertiser: Sofia Mori, 11, Jocelyn Pickard, 11 and Ella Cutting, 10, who played gargoyles in the show.

6:10pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

PUPILS took to the stage after an intensive week of rehearsals for their annual primary school play.

School pupils encounter creator of a genius hamster

Bicester Advertiser: Dave Lowe with the pupils

6:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

CHILDREN at two Abingdon primary schools got a treat when one of their favourite authors paid them a visit.

Burford School enjoys day in countryside

Bicester Advertiser: Emma Cook, 11, and Verity Carpenter, 15, try a tractor cab for size

4:30pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron opened a new science garden at Burford School and went away with some eggs for breakfast.

Olympic hopeful’s own regime inspires schoolchildren

Bicester Advertiser: Triple jumper Michael Puplampu visited Longworth Primary School where he was guest of honour at the sports day

6:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

LONGWORTH Primary School pupils were inspired to go for gold by triple jumper Michael Puplampu yesterday.

School gets new block

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

A special school has been given the go-ahead to build a new block for older pupils.

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