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1ST XV beat local rivals

1ST XV beat local rivals

The 1ST XV put in a solid performance on Wednesday to beat local rivals Cotswold School, 17-0!

Tries came from Joe Jenkins and Harry James and a penalty try was awarded as a result of persistent infringements, near the try line, by the opposition! Man of the match was Full Back Cameron Bilton.

The squad now look forward to their first league match against Warriner School from Bloxham which will take place at Burford.

New Fitness Centre – a hit with students

Towards the end of the last academic year we were fortunate to gain some finding to create a small fitness suite in our Sports Hall.  The work has now been completed and rowing machines, a punch bag, etc have been installed.  The suite is proving extremely popular with students who are able to use it during their lunch break.

Burford Equestrians win at Stonar

Members of our equestrian team were out representing Burford last weekend and had a very busy and exciting weekend.


Emily Notman was at Bury Farm NSEA Show Jumping Competition in Buckinghamshire. She competed on two horses, and successfully qualified for the NSEA Show Jumping Championships later this year.


At Stonar School 90cm One Day Event in Wiltshire, Burford were represented by Poppy Charles, Ella Charles, Taryn Langley and Courtney Arnold.   Ella won her section, Poppy achieved second place in her section and Courtney was eighth. Together they ensured that the team won the competition overall with a very handsome 12 point lead.

Hilarious tales from author, Ben Davis

On Tuesday 26 September, visiting author Ben Davis entertained Year 8s with tales of embarrassing relatives, followed by a collaborative effort in creating Burford’s very own mortifying socks-with-sandals-wearing grandfather. Ben then topped off the morning by hosting a book sale and signing of his popular Private Blog of Joe Cowley series.

BSA First Reunion

The Burford School Alumni held their first reunion on Saturday 23 September and what a huge success it was. Ex-students and staff from a number of decades travelled from far and wide (including Australia and Romania) to come and reminisce.


After a brief introduction to the day’s proceedings by our Chairman, Stuart Norridge, and the Headteacher, Kathy Haig, our guests headed down to the West Dining Room for afternoon tea.  The tea and cakes prepared by our school chef, Carlene Black, were absolutely superb and thoroughly enjoyed by all.


An opportunity to wander around the school, explore different departments to see how they have changed over the years, visit the Acre and see our current residents, Matilda, Womble and, of course Mr Fuddles, was welcomed by everyone.  The Boarding Bus – lent to us for a few days by the Boarding School’s Association – was on display giving former boarders a sense of how much more homely boarding has become over the years.

There was much fun and laughter as guests searched for themselves or friends in the fantastic photo display running from the 1930s up to the present day.

During the day guests enjoyed music from one of our string quartets and the school jazz band played three stunning sets of music throughout the evening while guests tucked into the delicious BBQ, chatted with old friends and made use of the PTA bar!

We look forward to the next reunion!


1st XV play Buenos Aires Team

The school 1stXV kicked off their season with a very hard fought encounter against ‘Michael Ham School’, from Buenos Aires, this week, who were on the final leg of their European tour.

After only two training sessions together, the Burford  team showed a lot of promise for the season ahead.

The tourists scored two unconverted tries, to lead 10-0 at half time, only to see Burford  come back in to the game in the second half, with a great individual try by centre, Joe Jenkins. Jack Romanek converted.

With Burford pushing for the next score, it was the tourists who dealt the killer blow, with a try between the posts with only minutes to go.

The final score 17-7.

Burford play the second of their warm up matches against the Cotswold School, on September 20th.

2017 – A successful cricket season

Last season was an extremely successful season for our cricketers.

Our U15’S won the Oxfordshire Premiership and were Runners Up , in the County Cup. The U14’S ( pictured), also won the Oxfordshire Premiership.

The U13’S were District County League Runners Up and Three Counties Winners and the U12’S were County cup Runners Up.

In total, 33 matches were played across the age groups, with 22 wins, 1 draw and 10 defeats.



In the House Cup Heylin beat Warwick in the final, by 11 runs!

Final results were:
1st- Heylin
2nd – Warwick
3rd – Falkland
4th – Wysdom