Autumn news from Burford School

Once again the term has flown by; new students have settled in, trips have taken place to Spain and Germany, our international boarders were delighted to be invited to Wychwood Primary School for European Week of Languages and it was lovely to meet so many students from the Wychwood villages at our Open Day in September.

We were delighted to see our students achieve another excellent set of GCSE and A-level results in the summer. At A-level students gained places at key Russell Group institutions and a number achieved offers of apprenticeships with such prestigious businesses as Deloitte and Bayer UK. Many of them came back to join us for Charter Day and it was wonderful to hear how they have settled in. Amongst our prize winners were Theo Genç, Jessica Lewis and Freya Wills from Ascott, Shipton and Milton. At GCSE the Year 11 students exceeded all headline targets putting us, once again, in the top 20% of all schools nationally.

Former students get together
At the end of September we enjoyed our third Old Burfordians’ Reunion. Numbers are continuing to grow and we are now thinking ahead to the celebrations of the 450th anniversary of the school in 2021. Do sign up to keep in touch if you are a former student. www.burford.oxon.sch.uk/school/alumni/get-in-touch/ We would like to get as many former students as possible involved across all year groups and are keen to gather thoughts and ideas for celebrating this momentous anniversary.

Connecting with the Business Community
If you would like to join us for one of our Business Breakfasts, please contact Suzanne Reeve, our Company Secretary s.reeve@burford.oxon.sch.uk. At our October meeting 40 visitors and staff spent a couple of hours networking over breakfast and enjoyed a talk from local entrepreneur, Rod Broadbent of Lynwood Café, who spoke about his business and the skills he aims to develop in the young people who come to work for him.

Come and sing with us!
With Christmas almost upon us we have once again launched our community choir. Students, parents, staff and alumni will be singing at our two Christmas Miscellany concerts on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 December at 7.00pm. Tickets are available from Ticketsource and all are welcome. In January we will be rehearsing to perform Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s, Zadok the Priest. If you would like to join us, please contact BIM@burford.oxon.sch.uk

Don’t miss Christmas lunch!
If you are a senior member of our community we would like to welcome you to Christmas Lunch at the Boarding House on Wednesday 18 December. Please contact Mrs Sarah Imms.
boarding@burford.oxon.sch.uk 01993 823283 by Wednesday 11 December to book a place.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas!

Sarah Duckworth- Marketing Manager
www.burford.oxon.sch.uk

December 2019-January 2020