Oxspring is a growing village community nestling in the eastern foothills of the Pennines. We are a small, friendly and vibrant primary school 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 underwent extensive refurbishment several years ago and comprises a large school hall, a modern Key Stage 1 block with an outdoor learning area, as well as an on-site and highly popular out of school club.
We are very proud of our beautiful school garden which recently achieved its fourth gold award from the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Yorkshire in Bloom’, as well as the best in category overall winner. (Click here to read feedback from the judges).
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 an incredible and enthusiastic PTA who raise an unbelievable amount of money to support our developments for every child.
We promote fundamental British values through our ethos, the curriculum, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, and through our ‘paint palette of core values’. We reinforce and promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We have a very active Pupil Parliament and pupils are encouraged to take on positions of responsibility and leadership wherever possible. Our pupil voice is strong and pupils work alongside governors, parents and staff to identify future priorities and make more informed decisions on wellbeing, learning experiences and the quality of teaching.
Our school has a very dedicated team of staff who work exceptionally hard to ensure each child achieves their best. They are fully supported by the members of our Governing Body and parents and carers from our vibrant community. Our aim is to create a lifelong love of learning in every child and our school mission is to ‘To be a learning community with a culture of ambition and achievement’.
Below is a link to our most recent Ofsted report and Ofsted’s parent view which gives parents / carers the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about Oxspring Primary School. Please also see the link below about Ofsted’s new inspection dashboard for information.
Ofsted Report (PDF)