Basic Information & Location
Bloxham School is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18 situated in north Oxfordshire.
Bloxham is proud to boast state-of-the-art facilities for academic work, sport, technology and the arts on a modern, single-site campus. With around 460 students, Bloxham is small enough to ensure that each student receives individual attention, yet large enough to offer every opportunity a school twice its size could deliver. Its flexible approach to boarding responds to the demands of modern family living, with all the students classified as either boarders, day boarders or day students.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Oxfordshire village of Bloxham, Bloxham School is only three miles away from the M40 London to Birmingham motorway. Banbury, just two miles away, has excellent rail connections, with London around 50 minutes by train. Bloxham is close to the major London airports as well as to Birmingham International Airport. Offers a rural setting whilst being easily accessible from London and the Home Counties.
The motto in Latin is Justorum Semita Lux Splendens – the path of the just is a shining light. It is from Proverbs, Chapter 4, verse 18.
A Bloxham education inspires intellectual curiosity, challenging students to think beyond the confines of the examination syllabus to develop their own independent ideas and opinions.
Bloxham welcomes children with a range of academic abilities, using a tailored approach to teaching and learning to enable every student to achieve his or her potential, whatever it may be. Subjects are taught by specialists in small class sizes with streaming for English and Maths, and latterly for other subjects at GCSE. GCSE choices are made during the Third Form when the whole curriculum is sampled.
Each year, many students leave Bloxham for top universities in the UK and overseas; whilst many others go on to join the vocational course of their dreams, studying practically-based subjects as diverse as fashion and photography, business and property, nursing and agriculture.
Bloxham is a fully co-educational school and offers a learning environment in which both girls and boys thrive. The school’s committed and inspiring teachers bring the latest techniques to the classroom to draw out the best from students of both gender.
An extensive enrichment programme of trips, clubs and societies complements knowledge acquired in the classroom, helping students delve deeper in their learning.
Progress tracking is underpinned by a three-way partnership between school, student and home. Student self-reflection is a critical component of the school’s half termly reports and parents are involved at all stages, with regular parent-teacher consultations and frequent opportunities for both formal and informal review.
Pastoral Care & Boarding
Bloxham is an inclusive and caring community, founded on a whole-school commitment to every child’s wellbeing. As a smaller school, everyone is known and cared for according to their individual needs, by people who believe in them and have a desire to help them to become the best that they can be.
At the heart of the school’s pastoral care are its houses. Prior to their arrival at Bloxham School, each child is assigned to a house, and to a tutor, who is responsible for their development. The tutor meets with each tutee every week and, together with the housemaster or housemistress, will oversee the student’s curriculum programme as well as their welfare and personal development.
Extra-curricular & Personal Development
To build happy and successful lives, students need strength of character, communication skills and confidence – qualities the school nurtures on the sports field, stage and studio, and through the many service projects it delivers each year.
With over 100 options, ranging from main stream sports to minor ones, and from music, drama and art, to astronomy and cooking, the school inspires new passions amongst its students, allowing them to both experience breadth and develop expertise. Tutors work with students to help them select a programme which will stimulate and challenge.