Oxspring is a small but growing village community nestling in the eastern foothills of the Pennines.
We are a small, friendly and vibrant primary school, growing in numbers every year, set in a beautiful semi-rural location within close travelling distance of Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester. The M1 motorway is only 10 minutes away and the Peak District is 5 minutes away from our playground!
Originally built in 1880, the school has undergone extensive refurbishment in recent years. Its facilities now include a recently extended and fully refurbished school hall, a modern Key Stage 1 block with newly installed outdoor play equipment, an on-site and highly popular out of school club. We also have an award winning school garden which recently won a Silver Gilt award for Yorkshire in Bloom.
The catchment area comprises of the village of Oxspring, along with the surrounding villages and the nearby market town of Penistone. Our school is a true village school and takes its community responsibilities very seriously. As a school we have a strong commitment to both academic standards and the development of the whole child. We have an ‘open door’ policy towards parents, and pupils are encouraged to participate fully in the life of the school and local community. Throughout the year, our school participates in a wide range of community events including sports, choir visits to the local Church and the Penistone community, musical performances, Harvest festival, Christmas events and the annual Oxspring Duck Race in Bower Dell to name but a few! We are very strongly supported by a fabulous PTA who raise an incredible amount of money to support our developments for every child.
We also have a very active school council and pupils are encouraged to take on positions of responsibility and leadership wherever possible. We have also recently established a parents’ council where we will consult our parents on key aspects of the school’s work and our strategic direction.
As a school we encourage all pupils to strive to achieve the highest academic level of which they are capable. Following our recent OFSTED inspection in February 2015, we were judged to be a ‘Good’ school. Our focus now is on ensuring that we address the points identified as areas for improvement in our exciting journey towards becoming outstanding.
Our Golden Rules
- Treat other people the way you would like to be treated.
- Always be polite and well-mannered to everyone.
- Keep yourself and others safe in the playground.
- Think before you do anything silly that could hurt someone.
- Work sensibly and speak to an adult if anything or anyone is stopping you from learning.
- Ask before you touch anyone’s property.