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Students and staff at North Oxfordshire Academy are celebrating their best ever GCSE results today.  61% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades including a 4 or above in both English and maths – up from 45% last year.

This year, grades in English and maths have moved to a numeric scale with 9 being equivalent to a high A*.

There were notable individual successes, including 7 students who gained the top Grade 9 in maths.

Sara Billins, Principal of North Oxfordshire Academy, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled with these results which are our best yet!  Staff and students have worked exceptionally hard over the past year and these results are a fitting reward.  I am so pleased that so many students achieved the grades they were hoping for and I look forward to welcoming them to our Sixth Form which, as last week’s strong results showed, is going from strength to strength.”

We also had the best ever A Level results please see the news article below

Sixth Form students at North Oxfordshire Academy have been celebrating receiving their A Level results, which saw strong improvements on all key headline measures.

For the academy’s Year 13 cohort:

·         The percentage of entries achieving the top grades of A* or A doubled to 17%;

·         45% of entries were graded A*-B, up from 35% last year;

·         71% of entries achieved A*-C, also an increase on 2016’s results;

·         There was a 99% pass rate overall.


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I am delighted to welcome you to North Oxfordshire Academy.  This is a school where everyone is determined to build a strong school for the community and is working relentlessly hard to deliver the very highest standard of education.

We want our students to achieve the academic excellence that will enable them to access top universities and apprenticeships and go on to have successful and rewarding careers. We want them to grow into confident and articulate young people capable of holding their own in any social situation. We want our students to leave the academy and make a positive contribution to their communities, be self-supporting and interested in how they can participate and make a difference.

We do this with a no gimmicks approach to education. We believe the basics count. We recruit top quality teachers with the skills knowledge and expertise to help students achieve their very best. Through the United Learning network of academies and independent schools we give students a wide range of opportunities to work with and compete against students from diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

However, we also set the bar high for our students. Our expectations are high. The basics go without saying and are no negotiable. We expect our students  to be properly prepared for school , on time and well behaved and respectful to others in their language and with good manners. But we will also push them hard to be the best that they can be. This means home learning, reading, practice, after school classes and clubs. We want to instil a strong work ethic in our students and the understanding that nothing comes without hard work and effort. 

North Oxfordshire staff and students are encouraged to live their daily academy lives with the following three values;

  • To create a positive learning environment where everyone is welcomed and valued
  • To strive to be the best that they can possibly be. No excuses, no shortcuts, no limits
  • To have a relentless focus on high standards of  uniform,  behaviour, attendance, punctuality, learning and achievement.

North Oxfordshire students enjoy their school lives. We offer a varied curriculum and every student is encouraged to study the subjects that they are interested in. In addition, the Personal Enrichment Programme (PEP pro) offers students an incredibly exciting range of activities which enable them to explore their broader interests. Every student is expected to perform at the highest level. Every student is expected to excel at something. 

Enjoy the website and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries and suggestions or come and visit!

Warm wishes
Sara Billins (Mrs.)

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