About Us

” Finstock Church of England Primary is an inclusive, caring community  where staff lead by example to create an ethos of respect, courtesy and compassion”  SIAMS report June 2017


We are proud to announce that we are the first school in Oxfordshire that has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Bronze Award !!


Thank you to FoFS for funding our amazing ‘One World Week’

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“The School’s core values of ‘Challenge, Respect, Inspiration and Belief’ are instrumental in creating the caring learning environment that allows pupils to grow, both academically and personally”  SIAMS Inspection June 2017

Finstock Church of England Primary School is a place where tolerance and understanding have a high priority and where Christian values and principles are quietly adhered to. We provide a seamless education for children from the age of three until they leave primary school aged eleven.

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OFSTED September 2013:

• Pupils have positive attitudes to learning throughout the school and so achievement is therefore good. The work undertaken in classrooms and in pupils’ books gives a consistent picture of individuals making good progress from their starting points.
• There is a very positive atmosphere for learning in all classrooms, built on excellent relationships between teachers, pupils and teaching assistants.
• The quality of teaching is always good and occasionally outstanding.
• Pupils have a clear sense of right and wrong. This is because the school is effective at promoting equal opportunities and refuses to tolerate any form of discrimination.


A Welcome Message from the Headteacher …

I am very pleased to welcome you to Finstock CE Primary School.

We are proud of our thriving village school, in the heart of the picturesque village of Finstock. We are a ‘good’ school where each child is valued, and strong relationships are developed between all children and adults, based on respect and understanding.  We believe that each child has their own unique talents, and we aim to help every child to reach their potential in all areas of school life – academic, social, physical and spiritual.

Our Curriculum is exciting and inspiring, and is carefully planned to stimulate, engage and extend all our pupils. Christian values permeate all lessons and school life, and all children are encouraged on their learning journey, through understanding their strengths and supporting them on taking the next steps.  We supplement the curriculum with educational trips, frequent visitors to the school, and themed weeks.  Specialist teachers offer instrumental lessons and sports coaching.

Children are supported by a strong team of adults who are committed to the safety, pastoral care and enjoyment of school. The fact that all children and adults know and trust each other allows for all celebrations of achievement to reverberate around the school, and any problems to be sorted out quickly

We have strong links with the local community, including the local churches and Cornbury Park, which we visit weekly during our Forest Schools sessions. We participate in the sporting, artistic and educational opportunities that are offered by the Witney partnership of schools.

As the head I am constantly looking for opportunities to build on the numerous existing strengths of the school, as we continue our journey towards providing our children with a ‘spectacular education’.

Susan Dawe