Dr. Radcliffe’s is a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School with 11 teaching staff and approximately 200 pupils. It was founded in 1640 by Dr Samuel Radcliffe, who was Rector of Steeple Aston and Principal of Brasenose College Oxford.
The school has moved often. It started in North Side with a Master paid £10 a year. What are now the Village Hall, Sports and Recreation Centre, and Pre-School are all its previous locations. It moved to the current building in 1961 and the extension for infants built in 1985 was entirely paid for by the Dr Radcliffe Trust. The trust still contributes to the schools and its pupils today. The school was nearly moved again because of the level of aircraft noise from Upper Heyford, but in 1993 the closure of the air base was announced and another move for the school became unnecessary.
The school is very popular because of its high academic achievement and its welcoming and supportive environment. It got ’outstanding’ in the Ofsted inspection on 22 March 2007. In Key Stage 2 in 2006 for Maths, English and Science the school scored 282 out of a maximum of 300. This can be compared to the England average of 241.
The school is administered by the School Governors and the Oxfordshire County Council.
To download a copy of the 2007 Ofsted report, please click here.
For the 2013 report on the religious education in the school, please click here.
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To go to the school website, please click here
Headmistress: Frances Brown
Dr Radcliffe’s CE Primary School
Telephone: 01869 340204