Ladygrove Park Primary School has an early years foundation stage unit for rising 4 year olds (part-time nursery) and rising 5 year olds (full-time reception),
four key stage 1 classes, eight key stage 2 classes, a food technology room, library, hall, staffroom and offices. Our admissions number for each group is
60 children and most classes have close to 30 children. All key stage 1 and 2 classes have access to wireless laptops.
OPEN Academy Trust
Since June 2013 Ladygrove Park Primary School has been part of the Didcot OPEN Academy Trust in partnership with:-
Cholsey Primary School , St Johns Primary School and Willowcroft Primary School
The trust is named OPEN - Oxfordshire Primary Education Network. The decision to convert was founded in a belief in the 'School Led System' as an alternative to maintenance by a local authority which is now forced to focus on schools in categories. Within the trust, each school retains is autonomy and its own budget but has signed a partnership agreement with the other schools which states that the schools will 'work together and support each other by establishing the Trust to raise standards across the Schools and improve achievement levels'. Each OPEN school is accountable to its own governing body but also to the trust itself. The timetable of activities include peer inspections (one day monitoring visits by OPEN headteachers and senior leaders to each other schools following the Ofsted schedule), peer to peer headteacher support for headteacher appraisal, termly joint staff meetings, SLT, SENCo and EYFS meetings and opportunity for all teachers to observe teaching in another OPEN school.
The Trust will provide challenge and support for Ladygrove Park Primary School as well as replacing some of the functions of the Local Authority.
The five schools will keep their own independence but will also commit to working together to improve teaching and learning in all schools.
Oxfordshire Primary Education Network
Working together to provide an outstanding education for all our children
Ladygrove Park Primary School, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales
Company No: 08517429 Registered Address: Avon Way, Didcot, Oxon OX11 7GB