We are located just a short walk from the centre of Bampton and our pupils are mainly from families who live in the village. Our catchment area includes some of the smaller hamlets and some families choose to come here from out of catchment. We pride ourselves on our family friendly feel and enjoy getting to know each of the families who are part of our school. The Friends of Bampton School (FOBS) are always open to welcoming new members and work hard to provide a wide range of social and fun fundraising events.
The school has good links with the wider community. As a church school and part of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust, we benefit from a positive relationship with St. Mary’s Church. The church community are very supportive of the church and as well as regular visits from the Vicar the school attends 5 special church services each year. Each year the church has supported the school staff in organising an enrichment event based at the church. These are usually based around the Jumping Fish resources Experience Easter and Experience Pentecost.
The school organises groups of children to make regular visits to The Bush Club and Rosebank Care Home. These groups are also offered invites to our performances and special events.
The West Ox Arts Gallery and the Bampton Archive support the school in further curriculum enrichment opportunities.
“Governors take the Christian foundation of the school seriously and want to ensure the school continues to serve the community of Bampton”.
Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Report 2015
The school is very grateful to be financially supported by local charity groups. The Bampton Welfare Trust is the consolidation of various ancient trusts and legacies into a well-managed trust has provided money for the school for many years. The school has also received support from The Bampton Community Shop and the Carterton Lions. With the help of these charities, the school has been able to buy equipment such as books and computers that require a substantial outlay.