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West Oxford Community Primary is a diverse and welcoming school at the centre of an engaged local community.


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from candidates from a range of backgrounds.

Our School

Situated in a riverside suburb of the historic city of Oxford, West Oxford Community Primary is a diverse and welcoming school at the centre of an engaged local community. Our 200+ children speak more than 23 languages, span the full range of abilities and enrich school life from a diversity of cultural backgrounds.

Our school has easy access to Oxford’s rich cultural and natural resources. Our children regularly visit the city’s world class university museums which lie within walking distance of the school. Our school is bounded by rivers and nature reserves creating plentiful opportunities for outdoor learning.

Our Ethos


What Makes Us Special?

An ethos of responsibility permeates our school community. Our 2018 ‘Good’ Ofsted report noted the respectful behaviour of our students towards each other and our teachers. It also commented on how well parents and governors support both their children and the school. West Oxford Primary children are curious, open minded and enjoy coming to school.

We have a strong environmental focus, generating power from solar panels, encouraging walking or biking to school and cooking healthy meals from scratch in our school’s kitchens.

We have particular strengths in music and art with a focus on equity of opportunity. All children are given the chance to learn an instrument during their time at our school. Children regularly participate in community competitions like Young Art Oxford.

Current Vacancies


As Headteacher of West Oxford Community Primary School you will work with governors and staff to deliver excellence in education. You will combine confident and empathetic leadership with a sense of fun, a passion for learning and an ability to inspire.

Enquiries and completed application forms must be sent to:

School visits are encouraged and will take place w/c 9th September 2019 – please call the school office on 01865 248862 to arrange a mutually convenient time.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED: 18th September 2019

Interviews: 24th & 25th September 2019


Safer Recruitment

West Oxford Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, and to preventing extremism. All staff and governors are expected to share this commitment.

All candidates are expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Additional reference, identity and qualification checks will be completed before a formal offer is made.