Church Road, Appleton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 5JL
10 reasons to choose Appleton Church of England Primary School
Main point of differentiation
Appleton Church of England Primary School is one of the best state primary schools around Oxford, ranking in the top 15% in the country, with a Schoolsmith Score® of 69. It emphasises outdoor learning in its curriculum.
Appleton Church of England Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Church of England voluntary aided faith school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Appleton Church of England Primary School has one class per year, and an average class size of 27 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Appleton Church of England Primary School ranks in the top 23% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress scores have been variable around the national average, possibly reflecting different cohorts’ ability profiles.
The Appleton Church of England Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHE, French. Subjects are taught separately with some linking when appropriate. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School for all year groups and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Appleton Church of England Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Appleton Church of England Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 5.30pm.
Find another school near Appleton Church of England Primary School
Buckland Church of England Primary School (6.6 miles); St Philip and James’ Church of England Primary School, Oxford (6.8 miles); St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, Cassington (7.2 miles).
The School of St Helen and St Katharine (5.5 miles); Abingdon School (5.9 miles); The Unicorn School, Abingdon (6 miles).
John Mason School (5.7 miles); Bartholomew School (6.4 miles); The Cherwell School (7.5 miles).