Friday, 7 May 2021 6:58pm
Telephone 01865 779772



Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 22nd February, we very much welcome the return to school for our children and we are already excited about welcoming them back on 8th March.

Having read the government guidance, we will return to very similar arrangements put in place in September. The main changes are with drop off and pick up.

Parents / Carers have been updated via Parentmail, the letter can be found here.

School attendance returns to mandatory for all children from 8th March and we appreciate that whilst there will be a great deal of excitement about the return, for a small number of families there may also be worries, so please share these with us over the next week so that we can support you and ensure that you all have a positive return to school.

See you all very soon, keep safe!

Katie Screaton
Executive Headteacher

STOP PRESS – We now have spaces in our Nursery, for 3 and 4 year olds, for 15 hours. Please contact or Miss Serena Curtis, our admissions officer, on 01865 779772.

ST CHRISTOPHER’S IS  A ‘GOOD’ SCHOOL (Ofsted Jan 2017) You can read our report here.

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Welcome to the St Christopher’s CE Primary School website.

homesideSt Christopher’s is situated in the heart of Temple Cowley in Oxford. We are a 2-form entry primary school, including our own nursery for 3 and 4-year olds. We have nearly 450 children altogether, taught in modern classrooms surrounded by our large field and new Forest School site. We serve our multi-cultural community by providing a creative and exciting curriculum that incorporates cultural and religious diversity; within the context of Christian belief and practice. The core Christian values of Love, Courage and Belonging are at the centre of everything that we do.

We provide the children with stimulating learning experiences that will help them make progress and reach their full academic potential. The school became an Academy on February 1st 2014, with the Diocese of Oxford as its sponsor, as part of the ODST multi-academy trust.

Our school motto is “Learning & Growing Together” and this sums up our aim to ensure every single child leaves our school with the confidence and ambition to succeed.

The website can only give a flavour of our fabulous school so, if you are considering us for your child, we would be delighted to show you around and answer any questions you may have. We occasionally have places in the school for in-year admissions and will happily discuss this with you. As an Academy, we are able to process our own school admissions, so please contact the school directly (apart from Reception September admissions which are centrally allocated through Oxfordshire County Council). Please read our nursery page for information about admissions to the nursery class.
Please contact the school office on 01865 779772 to arrange a convenient time for a visit.

Katie Screaton and Susie Davies

Executive Headteacher and Head of School

John 10:10:  I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.” 


Updated COVID Risk Assessment 2021 can be found here

Information about COVID Catch Up Funding can be found here