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Welcome to North Oxfordshire Academy and thank you for taking an interest in developing your career with us.

For those who want to combine quick access to London and Oxford with country living, North Oxfordshire Academy is the ideal location. We are situated in Banbury, a vibrant market town steeped in history which enjoys affordable rental and house prices.

The academy sits on a 48-acre site and offers great facilities including extensive playing fields, a national standard athletics track and a 50-place nursery to which teachers benefit from heavily subsidised places.

The academy offers a great training programme for students, NQTs and Schools Direct trainees who all benefit from high-quality, supportive CPD. Our staff are optimistic, hardworking and great team players and new staff very quickly become part of the NOA family.

We pride ourselves on excellent staff retention; our staff are happy and determined to encourage the very best in our students. I would be delighted to welcome any prospective applicants to see for themselves how we work at North Oxfordshire Academy.

Sara Billins, Principal


North Oxfordshire Academy is a well-established, successful school with an experienced and ambitious Senior Leadership Team and a growing regional and national reputation.

Serving a diverse community in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, the academy has an above average proportion of students eligible for Pupil Premium and has been praised for its use of this spend and the strong progress made by these students.

As a well-established United Learning secondary academy, North Oxfordshire Academy is well on its way of becoming Outstanding and provides the opportunity for staff at all levels to develop their personal expertise and be part of a school-wide commitment to CPD and support.

Since opening in 2007 replacing a failing school, the academy has used its freedoms to innovate and develop a series of successful initiatives specifically in the areas of literacy, numeracy and enrichment opportunities.

With a very strong and effective senior leadership team, North Oxfordshire Academy is ambitious for its students, staff and local community.   Rated Good by Ofsted, the academy prides itself on a ‘no gimmicks’ approach to education, setting the bar high for all students with each expected to excel in some area of school life.  In 2014, this was brought together in a series of 10 Case Studies published by United Learning.

Located in spacious grounds, the academy site also hosts NOA’s Ark, a pre-school nursery for local families. In 2013, the academy established the inaugural Banbury Literary Live which is quickly establishing itself as a popular annual family festival of reading and culture.

Working at North Oxfordshire Academy provides an opportunity to contribute to something rare within a semi-rural environment; an innovative, forward-thinking school with the appetite to experiment to build aspiration in a community facing challenges more akin to inner-cities.


  • I really like coming to NOA because we study a good range of subjects and the teachers are all really nice.  I especially like that I get to be an Ambassador.  When people come to visit, I show them around or meet with them to answer any questions that they have about the school from a student’s point of view.  This has helped with my confidence and I really feel like I am doing something good for the school.
    - Tyler Y9
  • PEP is a really good thing about NOA.  I have been able to do things that I never would have been able to before like sign language.  I have gained qualifications in this and have even been on the TV in a documentary about it for the BBC.
    - Gavin Y10
  • I really like the extra-curricular opportunities we get; I have been involved with nearly all the school drama performances and musical shows. The teachers are also really dedicated here.  Their marking is really clear and shows with real specificity where we should try to improve and this gives you confidence and manageable targets.  They are also always helpful and go the extra mile even outside of school hours.
    - Eli Y12
  • The school always feels like a safe place.  We are encourages to be accepting of one another and we have things like special assemblies and activity weeks where we celebrate diversity and look at other cultures and religions.  There are so many adults that you can talk to if there is a problem and things get sorted out really quickly if there is an issue or something you need help with.
    - Rebecca Y11


  • I am now beginning my 3rd year here at North Oxfordshire Academy and it’s fair to say I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. Working at NOA has given me great opportunities to further my career as a maths teacher. The guidance from more experienced members of staff has been invaluable in my teaching strategies as well as my continued professional development to become Head of Department. To give students the opportunity to visit Italy on NOA’s first Ski Trip is a major highlight for me, as it gave many students a once in a lifetime experience to a different culture with their best friends. The memories that students still reminisce about make the hard work of organising the trip well worth it.
    – Head of Maths
  • I have been working at North Oxfordshire Academy for three years now and have enjoyed every minute. I started here on reception and have progressed into Finance and HR. The school has supported me fully with this move and has part funded my study towards a Diploma in Human Resource Management. There is a strong vision here to get the best out of our students and the staff.
    – Finance and Administration Officer
  • Having been part of the Academy for the past eight years I have I have seen some amazing changes on the road to outstanding. The Academy has helped me realise my potential within teaching, providing me with the opportunity to gain QTS, and giving me the knowledge and support I need to develop my skills as a teacher. I see a future working at NOA and hope to inspire young people for years to come.

    The best part of my job starts with the students. Not only helping young people further their knowledge in the classroom by delivering high quality lessons, but helping to develop students as individuals. Being a role model and taking each student’s individual challenges into account, then witnessing the positive outcomes in both the school and the local community. I believe that teaching is one of the most rewarding careers in the world.
    – Teacher of PE



Core Benefits

  • A contributory pension scheme, relevant to your role (including access to Teacher and Local Government Schemes);
  • Occupational sick pay;
  • Tailored Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through the United Learning Institute.
  • Subsidised Nursery Places

Flexible Benefits

  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dining card
  • Gym membership
  • Health screening
  • Retail savings


United Learning

By joining North Oxfordshire Academy you will also become part of United Learning - a unique group of independent and state schools working together to bring out the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education, which prepares young people to progress in learning and to make a success of their lives. United Learning focuses sharply on the evidence of what makes it more likely that young people will progress and succeed, apply that to classroom practice, allowing schools to continue to learn and develop. It is a priority to provide teachers with excellent professional support and development, so that every child receives an excellent experience.

The approach is underpinned by a sense of moral purpose and commitment to doing what is right for children and young people, supporting colleagues to achieve excellence and acting with integrity in all our dealings within and beyond the organisation, in the interests of young people everywhere.

The development programmes offer access to tailor-made training no matter your career stage, alongside unrivalled opportunities for your career development across both the maintained and independent sectors. The Performance and Development Reviews (PDR) encompass personal aspiration, impact on pupil achievement and identification of continuous professional development and training that is right for you and your future. For more information please visit our dedicated careers site.


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