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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.

How to apply

KS2 pupils

See our Applying page for information on how to join Nursery and the Reception Admissions page for how to apply for a place through the local authority. For older children please see our Admissions page.

Learning to Fly

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.

Pupil with blue squareEvery 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.

Pupil in science lessonWe 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!

Forest School and sport

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.

You can find out more about our wonderful school by visiting the rest of our website, following us on Facebook, or by phoning our school office on 01295 263067.  To schedule a conversation with the Principal, please email the office via

Steph Coley

“We have had a great experience. We couldn’t have asked for a better start to school; even under the current circumstances, we have felt everything has gone smoothly and our little boy is really happy and settled.”

Where next


30th October 2018: Ofsted Inspection Dear Parents and Carers, We are pleased to share our Ofsted letter with you and celebrate that we continue to…

Harriers Banbury Academy is a GOOD school

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