Welcome to Wallingford School. The school is at the heart of our community and our aim is to reflect that community in the young people and staff who learn and work here.
The school’s stated aim is to send our children into the world able and qualified. It goes without saying that qualifications are incredibly important for our young people’s future education and employment opportunities. Wallingford School’s performance at both GCSE and A Level has been excellent in recent years, consistently producing the some of the best results for local schools and for Oxfordshire as a whole. However, while exam success is one measure of the school’s performance, it does not define everything that we value. We strive to give the best education experience to all our students no matter their academic abilities; to help them develop their skills and potential as productive citizens. Our students have access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities including sport, music, drama, and the arts to enhance their personal development and experience.
At the last OFSTED inspection in March 2017 the school was rated as ‘good’, but with many aspects of the school identified as ‘outstanding’ including quality of teaching, learning and assessment, and effectiveness of leadership and management.
Wallingford School is proud to be both co-educational and comprehensive and fully embraces the value of these approaches to young peoples’ education. The school is currently oversubscribed, but we actively seek to provide an education for every young person in our catchment area, including those with more complex needs. In order to accommodate the additional numbers wishing to come to the school and also the projected demographic increase of 11 -18 year olds in our catchment area we have recently opened our new building which provides 20 new state-of-the-art science laboratories and classrooms.
The school benefits from its association with the Merchant Taylors’ Company as part of the Merchant Taylors’ Oxfordshire Academy Trust, an association that goes back over 350 years to the establishment of a school in Wallingford by Walter Bigg, a member of the Merchant Taylors’ Company.
The school has an excellent committed teaching and associate staff and it is able to recruit and retain first class employees who are drawn to the excellence of the school and its ethos. Discipline is excellent and visitors to our school often remark on the vibrant and happy atmosphere which is so conducive to effective learning.
The Governors are very proud of Wallingford School and what has been achieved. We are committed to ensure that these standards are maintained and improved as we move forward.
Chair of Governors
Maddie Wheeler Vice
c/o Clerk to the Governing Body,
St George's Road,