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  • Europa School UK
    Thame Lane
    Culham
    Abingdon
    OX14 3DZ
  • Head: Mrs Lynn Wood
  • T 01235 524060
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.europaschooluk.org/
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Oxfordshire
  • Pupils: 1000
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Open days: Visit the website for details
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 5th December 2018
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 18th June 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

The Europa School UK is unique, a place of welcome, where we rejoice in our differences as they bring such a rich cultural life to the school; a school which is both a UK state school and an IB World School. On one beautiful site, our pupils can follow our multilingual curriculum from age 4 to 18, culminating in the highly respected International Baccalaureate Diploma.
In Primary, half the week is taught through English and half taught through French, German or Spanish in an immersion model. In Secondary, History and Geography are studied in a second language, ensuring a deep academic and empathetic engagement with our multicultural approach. Our pupils are confident in their own roots and confident to broaden their horizons.
Throughout, we use a programme developed through cooperation among educational experts from many countries. It is well structured with a consistent academic standard. The Baccalaureate provides opportunity for deep study in some areas while preserving a rounded education through to the age of 18. With a strong reputation built over 60 years, it is highly respected by universities. The school has an excellent academic record and expects most of our students to go on to higher education .
For all the academic success, spread broadly through ability levels, the most frequent observation made by visitors is the warm welcome and friendliness evident in our school.
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Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

International Baccalaureate: middle years - middle Years is a programme for ages 11-16.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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