Welcome to Ewelme CE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School

I hope that you will enjoy finding out more about our school and the community we serve. Ewelme C.E Primary School is a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School founded in 1437 for the education of any child. The original school is still in full working order, making this the “oldest continuously functioning school building” in the country. The entire medieval complex also includes the Almshouses, School House and Church.

Choosing a school for your child is a difficult decision and many prospective parents ask the question ~ What makes Ewelme Primary School different from other schools? I believe the answer lies in our commitment to working together with children, parents, the local church and other partners, to improve the quality of learning and teaching, and the breadth and depth of the curriculum we offer.

We want the very best for the children in our care and aim to offer a stimulating and supportive learning environment where children’s talents and gifts are nurtured and developed within a strong Christian ethos.  As a Church of England school, we work closely with St Mary’s Church, Ewelme to provide an additional dimension to our children’s education. Our core values therefore reflect this commitment to developing each individual child in a culture based on respect, trust, kindness and care for one another.

The Governors play an important role in developing the school. Their most recent projects of developing the School House as part of the learning space of the school and extending the school playing field demonstrate their commitment to improving the learning environment for the future.

Together, we are committed to providing the best possible learning environment for our children through a well resourced, inclusive and enriched curriculum.

So how does this impact on the standards that our children achieve? Our SATs results are consistently high and place us as one of the top performing primary schools in Oxfordshire for attainment at the end of Key Stage 2. Our ‘value-added’ scores also demonstrate the excellent progress made by our pupils from their starting point with us.

The best advertisement for our school is the children and their achievements, and we encourage and welcome visits so you can see the school at work and play.

I look forward to meeting and welcoming you in the near future.

Margery Slatter


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The buildings are owned by The Ewelme Almshouse Charity (also known as the Ewelme Trust).