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Bloxham School

Bloxham, Banbury, OX15 4PE

Bloxham School is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18.  The beautiful grounds and Cotswold stone school buildings are located in the attractive Oxfordshire village of Bloxham. The School has an idyllic setting, which fits in naturally...

Phone: 01295720222

Website: www.bloxhamschool.com

Head: Paul Sanderson

Registrar Details:

Lorraine Roper

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Bloxham School is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18. 

The beautiful grounds and Cotswold stone school buildings are located in the attractive Oxfordshire village of Bloxham. The School has an idyllic setting, which fits in naturally with the local area and the land. The school is committed to a rounded education that extends beyond the classroom; accordingly, the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate rates it ‘Good’ for academic achievement and ‘Excellent’ for pupils’ personal development. Throughout the school, Bloxham is increasingly developing their reputation for academic excellence. Bloxham has been built on a Christian ethos (though welcomes those of all faiths and none) and has a reputation for producing well rounded and confident pupils. 

The school has around 500 pupils in total. Approximately 4% are international students.  A little under half of the 500 or so pupils are boarders. The Lower School boarding students (First and Second Form, or Years 7 & 8) are accommodated close to the main campus in Park Close, a beautiful building with access to a large garden. From Third Form (Year 9) onwards, Bloxham boarders reside in one of the four boys’ or three girls’ houses. There is also Merton, a co-educational house for day students. Each house has a matron and an assistant matron. Over 100 extracurriculars are offered and tutors work with students to help them select from the range of creative, sporting and academic extras available. There is a dedicated careers team for higher education and careers advice. The school offers some BTECs as well as A-Levels. 

Sixth form pupils have access to two different common room/lounge areas, a few of which include a kitchen. Each House maintains clearly signposted pastoral support (for example, posters with pictures, names and room numbers of older girls you can go to within the house). Additionally, there is a good community for parents; many are local and their children are day pupils, or weekly boarders. There are a fairly limited number of students at Bloxham at the weekends but a full programme is available to them. The school envelops its students in opportunities and enrichment; often by the time school, clubs and prep are finished, it is about 7pm.

Bloxham’s sixth form area is separate to the rest of the school (by gate and key card), with various areas comprising a ‘tree house’ type architecture. There is a focus on the Bloxham sixth formers becoming young adults. Before going to university, students are asked to take part in cooking lessons. The recently renovated sixth form centre includes spaces for socialising, such as a café, and group study spaces. The cafe is also open to the public. 

Throughout the whole school, Bloxham prioritises manners, and how their students will be perceived outside of school; they nurture their students to be employable and likeable members of society.

Sector: Independent

Day/Boarding: Boarding Only

Setting: Town

Ages Covered: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Gender: Co-ed

Sibling Policy: Yes

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