St Edburg's CE Primary School

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Pioneer Way, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 1BF

01869 252393

St Edburg's CE Primary School

All are valued, all are loved

External Awards and Validations

During the 2023-2024 Term are proud to have achieved the following awards and recognition for the work in a range of areas around school.  

Inclusion Quality Mark - Centre of Excellence


St Edburg’s School has been listed as a Centre of Excellence by the Inclusion Quality Mark Assessors for the second year running.  Inclusion Quality Mark is a nationally recognised confirmation of the school's inclusive practice and ongoing commitment to developing educational inclusion.  St Edburg’s Church of England Primary School is a truly inclusive school, driven by strong values.  Our Assessor felt it was a pleasure to spend time in such a lovely, calm, welcoming, warm environment with happy children and happy staff who work collaboratively with parents, Governors and the local community to make up the St Edburg’s strong family.  

The report also commented “Students are very proud of their school and feel their voice is heard and valued.  One student said; “school is a comfortable safe place” and “school is so fun, I love it”.  “Parents describe the Headteacher as ‘an inspiration to our children’ as he “greets every single child by name.” 

                         Eco Schools Green Flag with Distinction




The Eco-Committee at St Edburg’s School have been successful in not only meeting the requirements for the ECO SCHOOLS GREEN FLAG AWARD but doing it with DISTINCTION for the second year in a row!

The awarding body noted that: “Its brilliant to read that your young Eco-Committee members share the responsibility for recording minutes, ensuring that each has the opportunity to take ownership of this task and develop their oracy and communication skills.

What really stood out was how you looked outside your Eco-Committee to other school stakeholder, such as you Business Manager and Cook, for input into your review and help answering the review questions.  It’s brilliant to see that your Action Plan goals have been informed by your Environmental Review findings. 

What’s more, the activities outlined in your Action Plan, such as your Climate Change Week, show that your Eco- Committee has carefully considered how it can involve the whole school and wider community in its planned activities to achieve maximum impact and raise awareness.  Terrific Work! 

You are a great ambassador for the Eco-Schools programme, and we are delighted to award you an Eco-Schools Green Flag with Distinction – congratulations!”

                          Artsmark Silver Award



In order to achieve this award we have developed our arts and culture provision across the school and embedded this within our curriculum.  

The Artsmark assessor commended St Edburg's on its "offer of a good range of arts activities to all your pupils with opportunities to create and perform throughout the school year including through local school exhibitions."

“We’re extremely proud of achieving our Artsmark Award. We are committed to delivering a high-quality arts and cultural education and we look forward to continue to grow with Artsmark.” - Mr Andrew Terrey - Headteacher. 

                                         School Games: Gold Award

 The School Games Mark is a government led award scheme to reward schools for their commitment to developing competition across their school and into the community.  

We are delighted to announce that we, St Edburg's CE Primary School, have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.


We are delighted to announce that St Edburg’s School have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the second year in a row!  Miss Butler – PE Lead at St Edburg’s School said “The Gold Mark reflects our commitment to PE, Physical Activity and School Sport. We are proud that all children are provided with their ‘Active 30’ minutes of vigorous activity each day, and moreWe track the activity level beyond curriculum time with our new enrichment programme which is a mix of open invitation clubs and more and most able (MMA) clubs including dance, handball, triathlon, netball, cricket, boxing and more. Our staff are dedicated to delivering 2 hours of high-quality curriculum PE each week, as well as providing opportunities for leadership, showcased by our Sports Captains and Y6s. We are proud of our children’s achievements and will continue to support them in developing a lifelong passion for physical activity. Well done, team!” 

                         Healthy Schools 

St Edburg's School has achieved Healthy Schools Status for 2023-2026.  

The School undertook a ‘Health Check’ using 4 core health themes. (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Social, Emotional and Mental Health).  This allowed our school to demonstrate that we are embedding and improving provision against the four core health themes of Healthy Schools.

The School Health Check:

  • Ensures the school has the fundamental elements of Healthy Schools in place to achieve/maintain Healthy School Status.
  • Allows schools to audit health and wellbeing across all 4 themes and grade provision using Ofsted style descriptors to identify and celebrate strengths, as well as next steps.
  • Supports schools to understand the links between health and wellbeing and Ofsted as criteria has been matched, wherever possible, to current Ofsted descriptors.
  • Has been linked to the statutory guidance for Relationships Education (RE) Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (HE) to support schools to meet this requirement.

NACE Challenge Award 2024-2027 

 St Edburg’s School has been awarded the Challenge Award by The National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE)  We are currently the only school in Oxfordshire to be awarded this accolade. The NACE Challenge Award recognises our school-wide provision for more able learners, within the context of challenge for allOur school ethos of providing a ‘Challenge for All’ alongside our use of ‘Mastery’ teaching has helped us meet the needs of more and most able children in a broad spectrum of areas“It is particularly impressive the extent to which St Edburg’s have sought to embed the provision from MMA pupils across the curriculumAs a result, standards of achievement are high and rising with ambitions targets set” – Assessor Report 2024 

Music Mark School 2023-2024


We are delighted to have been invited to become a Music Mark school for 2023-24. Music Mark Schools are schools that recognise the value of music education as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, engage in music development conversations with the music hub and are collaborating with other professionals on a strategy to provide a high-quality music education for all children.  We are proud and excited to be involved in this process.