Welcome to Finmere CofE Primary School and Preschool

‘One family rooted in love, growing and enabling all to flourish’

(Matthew 5: 14-16)

Be Kind, Be Honest and Persevere. 

Finmere School is a small Church of England School in rural north Oxfordshire, set in our wonderful spacious grounds.

If you would like to know more about our school, or would like to book a tour, please do not hesitate to contact us. 


Why choose Finmere Primary School and Preschool for your child?

Our class sizes are small and mixed age

 Because our adult : pupil ratio is high, children receive a highly-personalised learning experience. Research strongly supports the idea that mixed-age classrooms are better for pupils. Not only do pupils out-perform peers of the same age academically, studies also show that they thrive socially.

Our pupils' academic achievement

Our pupils academic achievement is inline with county-wide and national performance data with a recent year 6 cohort exceeding national data for reading at greater depth.  Recent destination schools for our pupils have included Magdalen College School Brackley,  Royal Latin School Buckingham and Cooper School Bicester.  

Our staff and environment 

Our team is passionate, professional and highly committed to providing the very best for our pupils. Because of our small school community we are able to offer open and regular communication between parents/carers, pupils and staff.  Mixed age classes mean children are encouraged to care for and support each other, a skill which they learn for life and which helps to create a wonderfully positive environment for all. 

Our community links

We are proud to be a member of the Warriner Multi Academy Trust which we chose to become a member of in March 2020.  By being part of the trust we are able to retain our unique learning environment and at the same time offer wider learning opportunities to our pupils.  We also have strong links within Finmere and the local church. 



Smiling children in red uniform

At Finmere, we are all strongly committed to creating a community within which all children are fully supported to fulfil their potential both academically and personally. 

I have had the pleasure and privilege of leading schools within the Warriner Trust for a number of years, both in my previous role as Headteacher and more recently as Executive Headteacher. Having recently joined Finmere, as Executive Headteacher, I am excited to be part of the leadership team in a primary school where children are at the heart of everything and are challenged to be the best! 

I hope that as you explore our website, you get a flavour of this unique culture and feel that our school is one where your child can flourish. 

Jane Ridley – Executive Headteacher  




Mud kitchen made from pallets

I have been the Head of School at Finmere C of E Primary school since September 2021 and I love working in partnership with the staff and parents to create the best learning environment for all of our children. 

As a maths specialist, I understand the importance of basic skills and the impact they have on our children's later life. At Finmere we try to give all our children the opportunities to flourish across all areas of the curriculum.  We truly believe that there should be no glass ceiling when it comes to children's learning and that the values instilled in them at a primary level set them up for life. If you think that this may be the school for your child, then please do pay us a visit.  I can give you a tour of our wonderful school and explain to you, in detail, the ethos of our school.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Clare Law - Head of School  

 'Everyone at Finmere is valued and the school is inclusive and welcoming.’ ‘Pupils enjoy coming to school. They are beautifully behaved, helpful and polite.’ ‘The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education.’ ‘Pupils approach their learning with positive attitudes and they are confident to talk to visitors about their work.’ ‘There is a strong culture of Safeguarding.’  

Ofsted July 2018




Finmere CE Primary School is a member of the Warriner Multi Academy Trust, a Charitable Limited Company registered in England and Wales.

Company number 9696059. 

The registered address is The Warriner School, Bloxham, Oxfordshire. OX15 4LJ.

Further information can be found on the Warriner Multi Academy Trust tab above.



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