Burford School A GSG School
- Burford School
- Head: Mrs Kathy Haig
- T 01993 823303
- F 01993 823101
- E head.4040@burf…rd.oxon.sch.uk
- W www.burford.oxon.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Oxfordshire
- Pupils: 1,166
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Boarding £9,900 pa (tuition free)
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 2nd October 2014
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 2nd February 2012
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
School still maintains many old grammar school traditions, including house system, prefects and smart uniform (blazer and house tie) for all but the sixth form (who wear their own clothes but are expected to dress appropriately – no ripped jeans...
What the school says...
We aim to provide outstanding education both within and beyond the curriculum. This means pursuing academic success at all levels, so that every student achieves their best possible examination results.
We feel that the best way to see our school is through a visit and we welcome visits any working day, as our students are the best ambassadors for our school.
Burford School was established by Charter in 1571 and has been maintained continuously since that date. Although traditional in its atsmosphere, uniform and annual cycle of events, Burford is thoroughly contemporary in its outlook. There is a collective feeling of pride in the school. We are quite simply, a happy and successful school. ...Read more
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State boarding school
What The Good Schools Guide saysSchool still maintains many old grammar school traditions, including house system, prefects and smart uniform (blazer and house tie) for all but the sixth form (who wear their own clothes but are expected to dress appropriately – no ripped jeans or Ugg boots)...
Since 2008, Mrs Kathy Haig BA MEd (40s). Educated at Burford School herself (her family lived at nearby Shipton-under-Wychwood), followed by Leeds University, where she studied food science and nutrition. Taught at schools in Hull, Keighley and Preston before moving to Ellesmere Port Catholic High School in Cheshire. Spent 12 years there, rising to be deputy head. Made a point of focusing on teaching and learning from the minute she arrived at Burford. When it comes to making decisions she always asks ‘does it improve the teaching and learning?’ If it doesn’t, the...
Special Education Needs
We have a strong learning support department with well qualified and totally committed staff. Considered a major strength of the school, the department was judged as outstanding in our last Ofsted report. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|