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Welcome from the Principal

On behalf of our students, staff and governors, I am delighted to welcome you to North Oxfordshire Academy. We are a successful, oversubscribed 11-18 academy located in Banbury. North Oxfordshire Academy is an inclusive, friendly and diverse community with an ethos of high aspirations, high expectations and high achievement.

We are proud to be part of United Learning, a group of secondary, primary and independent schools, whose motto is: ‘The best in everyone’ - a philosophy to which we wholeheartedly subscribe.

Through a culture of nurture, support and mutual respect, we seek to challenge our students by encouraging them to take risks; to explore new ideas and to acknowledge that making mistakes is essential for learning. We focus on helping our students to become resilient learners and to develop the character and skills that prepare them for the future.

During their time at North Oxfordshire Academy, our students learn to become confident, articulate, independent and resourceful young people; they develop the skills and qualities to enjoy successful and rewarding personal and working lives in an everchanging local, national and global landscape.

Our students experience a broad and balanced curriculum focusing on academic excellence and education with character. In addition, they participate in an exciting range of extracurricular and sporting activities which enables them to explore and develop their talents and wider interests. We expect our students to work hard; to be kind and respectful to others and to strive to be the best version of themselves.

Whether you are a potential student, parent or future employee, we hope our website provides you with useful information about North Oxfordshire Academy. If you would like to know more, or would like to visit us to see our school in action during the school day, please do not hesitate to get in touch.Principal - Alison Merrills

We look forward to meeting you.

Alison Merrills


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