Oxfordshire County Council is the local education authority, and can provide advice on admissions and performance of schools.

There is a large range of independent sector schools, including Bloxham School, Tudor Hall and Sibford School in and around the District, and Drayton School is the first Academy in Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire County Council has been praised by Ofsted for enhancing the standard of the children's services it provides.

The Ofsted report found that the majority of primary schools and a high proportion of special schools are good or better while a higher than average number of both secondary and sixth form schools were rated as being good or outstanding.


There are a large number of privately run nurseries in both the towns and the villages. All with high standards of care. To find a full-time or part-time nursery place visit

Primary & Secondary Schools

Cherwell and Oxfordshire has a good range of both urban and rural primary and secondary schools. A map showing where all the primary schools in oxfordshire is located on the County Council website. The link is below.

Primary Schools Map

A map showing where all the secondary schools in Oxfordshire is located on the County Council website. The link is below.

Secondary Schools Map

Further Information

Oxfordshire County Council – Local Education Authority
A full list of State schools in North Oxfordshire, with web links

Emetis – Directory of Independent Schools in Oxfordshire

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