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News from Burford School

DSC02060Once again an exceptional number of parents in the area have made Burford the first choice of school for their child to move on to this September. “We have been oversubscribed for some years now” said Headteacher, Mrs Kathy Haig. “But we feel it’s important to try to accommodate all those who are keen to come here. Our excellent exam results, the wide range of opportunities available and the commitment of our staff to the success of all our students is clearly being noticed by the wider community and this September we look forward to welcoming pupils from more than forty local primary schools”.

Successful skiing in St Anton
Forty one students from Years 9 – 12 embarked on the latest annual ski trip to St Anton in Austria during the February half term. The students arrived to stunning weather and great skiing conditions and enjoyed four hours of skiing tuition each day, plus the opportunity to sample the buzzing town of St Anton in the evenings. The week proved to be a great success with all students making excellent progress with their skiing.

Macbeth by Splendid Productions
Students in Years 10-13 were recently treated to a performance of the classic tragedy Macbeth (written by Shakespeare and adapted by Splendid Productions) and a workshop on Epic Theatre. The company specialises in making plays accessible through their highly physical and entertaining interpretations of classic texts. It was a fantastic morning and we were all thoroughly entertained and educated!

G & T Students at Oxford Conference
Thirty students from different year groups attended the annual Gifted and Talented Student Conference at Oxford Town Hall on Friday 3rd March. The theme of the conference was philosophical thinking and there was a series of talks on topics such as: ‘Who am I? What Can I Hope For?’; ‘The Philosophy of Science’ and ‘What Should I Believe?’ The day is always extremely intellectually stimulating and a great opportunity to meet like-minded students from schools across the south of England.

Business Breakfast growing in popularity
The first Business Breakfast of 2017 took place in February. Governors and staff once again welcomed representatives from the business community to our school. With record numbers at this event, it is proving a popular way to develop connections between school and businesses. Mingling over coffee and a delicious breakfast gave people a chance to meet a range of visitors and ideas for creating opportunities and sharing expertise. If you would like to attend the next breakfast, please contact our Company Secretary, Mrs Suzanne Reeve at

Sarah Duckworth
Press & Publicity Officer,

April – May 2017