Hello, and welcome to Harriers Banbury Academy. It is my pleasure to welcome you to our wonderful school.
Located in the centre of the bustling town of Banbury in Oxfordshire, we are a two-form entry primary school surrounded by acres of green fields, including a forest school, sports pitches and our very own library bus.
Our mission statement ‘Learning to Fly’ was created and chosen by our pupils. We are always learning and always trying to achieve our best; this applies to whatever we put our minds to and, crucially, applies to staff and all pupils alike.
Every one of our pupils is unique. Each has hopes and dreams, needs and talents. We provide a welcoming, exciting, safe and secure environment, giving all pupils the platform they need to excel and to fly high. Every child will approach this journey differently and need different teaching and support along the way, be it a bit of extra help in the classroom, additional nurture to boost their confidence, or simply the runway clearing so they can take off and achieve their full potential.
We offer excellent resources and opportunities, from a science club for girls, to innovative online programmes, a science and technology work space, and bespoke wellbeing support in partnership with agencies such as Place2Be, which is proud to have the Duchess of Cambridge as its patron.
As an Aspirations Academies Trust school, Harriers provides a modern and expansive curriculum. Teachers are given the freedom to teach in a way that meets the needs of their students, and pupils are resilient, have empathy and develop teamwork and leadership skills, ending their time with us with strong academic results ahead of national outcomes. It’s a powerful combination!
We aim to prepare our pupils for the world and work places of the future, giving them the skills, knowledge and guidance to succeed at whatever they choose to do – while having fun and leaving with happy memories that last for a lifetime.