Finmere CofE Primary School

School ethos and values

I am delighted to welcome you and look forward to sharing our wonderful school with you. We are a small, rural, church school in the heart of our village, where we offer a wealth of rich learning opportunities in wonderful surroundings.

We offer small class sizes with excellent teaching and a wide ranging curriculum to challenge and engage your child in an exciting learning journey.

In partnership with our community, we aim to establish secure roots for every child, enabling them to fulfil their potential in a small nurturing environment. 
Through Christian values and principles, we endeavour to equip all our children with the confidence and skills they need to grow into independent, lifelong learners and develop as valued individuals. 
We provide a broad, balanced and creative curriculum which enhances the social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being of all. We encourage our pupils to be outward looking and developing their interest and knowledge of the wider world beyond our community.
We work closely with a wealth of partners including our local church, the parish council, the Diocese of Oxford, North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership and have strong links with other local schools across Bicester and the wider Oxfordshire area.
In 2016, we were graded Outstanding in the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) and Good by OfSTED in July 2018.
Our motto 'Challenging all to Shine' is underpinned by the parable of the light under a bushel:
'You are the light of the world...let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven'
Matthew 5: 14-16