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Dear Visitor


I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to John Blandy Primary School website, and hope that you will enjoy finding out about our wonderful village school. 


We pride ourselves on being a village school and knowing each and everyone of our children and our families. We serve the local community of both Southmoor and Kingston Bagpuize. Over the next 5 years, we expect to become a 1.5 form entry school and in January 2021, we saw the opening of our new Rainbow Building, which contains 6 modern, airy, vibrant new classrooms. The building was aptly named by our children, who identified both with its bright colours and it being built at a time of much needed hope in the world. 


At John Blandy we have created a friendly, caring and supportive environment that encourages children to strive for brilliance in everything they do. Our  school vision is Belong. Believe. Brilliant.

As a school community, we belong together and support each other in our learning. We encourage our children to believe in themselves and others and we recognise that in belonging together and believing in each other, we will be brilliant! We are a Values based school, with our eight core Values underpinning our school vision. 


We know that happy children learn and our talented staff use their expertise and experience to both support and challenge our pupils both within, and outside of the classroom, ensuring that each child reaches their full potential. Our curriculum is carefully planned and based around high-quality, engaging and challenging texts which link to different subjects, inspiring our children in their learning. We bring learning to life through enrichment activities such as WOW days, trips, residentials, visitors and experience days, enabling children to become fully immersed in their learning.


Our links to the other Schools  within our Academy, add to the rich environment we offer our children including sporting opportunities and STEM activities which prove to be a great success amongst our children. Our strong and dedicated Governing Body fully supports the school in providing the best possible opportunities for all. 


I would welcome you to come and visit our school and experience it for yourself.


Warm regards,

Mrs Elliott


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