Burford School, Founded 1571
Burford School is a unique combination of traditional and contemporary.
Its founding by Charter in 1571 gives it a very special history, of which the students are justly proud, and this legacy is reflected in its atmosphere, uniform and annual cycle of events. In contrast its outlook, achievements and approach are thoroughly contemporary.
Catering for students from 11-18 Burford is enriched by the presence of around 90 boarders who bring an international dimension to the daily life of the school.
The exam results in 2014 put the school amongst the very highest in Oxfordshire; an achievement that was acknowledged by the Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools.
‘Your school has proven to be one of the top 90 in England. I would like to congratulate your staff, governors, parents and pupils for their hard work and success, and thank you for your leadership in making such a difference to the future success of your pupils’ (February 2015)
Learning outside the taught curriculum develops and extends the students at Burford. ‘The vast range of thriving extra-curricular activities, including high quality opportunities in sport, music, drama, art and travel is a huge strength of the academy’ (Ofsted 2014).
Burford is about teaching students how to think not what to think and providing them with an environment in which to develop insight, judgement and character. Prospective pupils and parents are welcome to visit by appointment throughout the year during normal working days.