Cropredy school is a Church of England Primary School, that welcomes everyone from the surrounding communities which we serve. A strong Christian ethos underpins all that we do at Cropredy School and our vision is driven by the words of our chosen Bible text; Psalm 23.
‘The Lord is my shepherd’
As a shepherd nurtures and provides for the flock, so we provide guidance, care and protection for every child, inspiring them to flourish, develop resilience and walk with confidence on their learning journey.
This vision is delivered and supported by six Christian Values, each one reflecting a different verse from Psalm 23:
He leads me beside still waters, he shall refresh my soul
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long
You spread a table before me, you have anointed my head with oil
and my cup shall be full
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want
He shall guide me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake
Though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me
Peace - 'Everyone joins together and lives in harmony.'
Forgiveness - 'Giving people another chance to fix things.'
Friendship - 'You have a special bond with someone and you get along with them.'
Respect - 'Care for others, yourself and our school. Show kindness to everyone and listen to one another.'
Trust - 'You can put all your trust in someone. You can even tell them secrets.'
Daily collective worship is an important expression of our Christian ethos and children and staff enjoy sharing in worship together. Each term we focus on one of our chosen values and seek to foster the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children.
School Worship led by staff or the Vicar
Singing Worship and Hymn Practice.
Headteacher led Worship
Class led / Achievement Assembly
We end each full term with a service in St Mary's Church, sharing worship with parents and friends. The children pray in their classrooms before lunch and at the end of each day and enjoy a range of different worship opportunities throughout the year which have included; activities in a designated Prayer Space, walking a Prayer Labyrinth, meditation and marking with ashes at the start of Lent and special acts of remembrance .
Shires Edge Benefice
St James the Great, Claydon,
St Mary the Virgin, Cropredy
All Saints, Great Bourton,
All Saints, Mollington
St Mary Magdalene, Wardington
As a Church school we are regularly inspected through the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).
Please use the link below to see our last inspection report.
Perseverance - 'It is when you never give up even though it might be tricky.'
Vicar: Revd. Hilary Campbell
The Vicarage, High Street, Cropredy,
Banbury, OX17 1NG
Tel: 01295 750385
OLM: Revd. Lynda Alcock
Copperfields, Swan Lane, Great Bourton, Banbury, OX17 1QR
Tel: 01295 750744