Newton Blossomville C of E School is a small, rural village school much loved by pupils, staff, parents and the local community. Our school attracts pupils, aged 4-7, from a wide area due to its family ethos, caring staff, rich, varied, creative curriculum, rural setting and small class sizes with high pupil:staff ratio.
A "Church of England" School, as the name implies, is one originally founded by the Church as an inclusive community facility for educating children . Later, the administration and running of these schools were passed to Local Education Authorities. The Oxford Church Diocese retains rights and responsibilities, albeit limited: it appoints two governors, and has duties of inspection in respect of a SIAMS report. As a CofE school we are an inclusive school, not a faith school, and therefore welcome all pupils.
At Newton Blossomville School our aim is to nurture, support and encourage each child to grow in spirit as well as in body and mind, and we base our ethos on the values of the Christian faith. We aim to develop a respect and understanding for cultural, faith and spiritual diversity through our values curriculum.
Children are admitted to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at the beginning of the Autumn Term in the year (September 1st to August 31st) in which they will be five years old.
Prior to starting school full-time, pupils spend time in school getting to know the other children and the staff. We find this gentle introduction helps the children to settle easily into the school routine.
On entering the school, the children are admitted into a peer group with which they normally remain until leaving this school. All pupils benefit from the advantages of small group teaching throughout their time at Newton Blossomville School.
Visitors are always welcome, and if you are interested in knowing more, please come and see what goes on.