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Auction of Promises

Auction of Promises

Under 15s Rugby Victory

The Under 15 Rugby Team kicked off their District League fixture list with an emphatic 72-5 victory over local rivals, Chipping Norton School!

The team played some superb rugby, scoring twelve tries and six conversions.  Man of the match was Captain, Charlie Godwin.


Silver Mark Games Award for Burford

Burford School are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games SILVER Mark Award for the 2017/18 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 recognized for our success.

Silver Sports Award 2018

Silver Certificate 2018



Primary Football Competition

The new season of Primary events began with the Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament on Wednesday 19 September.  Our Year 12, Level 2 Sportsleaders officiated on the day, with eight teams taking part from the following schools:  St Peters, St Christopher’s, Clanfield, Burford, Leafield, Bampton and Wychwood.

The students played a round robin where each school competed against each other throughout the afternoon, clocking up nearly two and a half hours of football!

They played brilliantly showing some great talent within the age group.  The students worked fantastically hard on one of the windiest afternoons for a long time!

The overall winners of the competition were Leafield.

Lunchtime Concert Series Starts in Style

Friday saw our first in a new series of lunchtime concerts, being held in the Music Department. The focus for this week’s event was our string players, and three of our Sixth Form students, Harry, Emma and Eleanor played contrasting pieces including works by Bach and Bloch to an audience comprised of school staff and their peers.


The concert provided an ideal opportunity for them to perform in a relaxed environment and to practise for their upcoming exams and auditions. Well done to our three musicians for starting off the series in style!

Argentinian Students Talk & Tango

We were very lucky to host a group of fourteen Argentinian students from Northfield College in Escobar, province of Buenos Aires.

The students and teachers were on a two week hockey tour of the British Isles and took time out of their busy schedule to visit Burford School and talk to our Year 9 students about many aspects of Argentinian culture.

They talked about the different landscapes, traditions, music and food and our students were able to taste some Argentinian delicacies and witness tango dancing.

This is the second year the group have visited Burford and proved very exciting for our students.  We look forward to welcoming them back.


Heylin Win Badminton Trophy


Heylin won all of their matches in both Singles and Doubles to claim the Year 8 Badminton trophy on Open Evening.

Sam and Barney were delighted to accept the winning trophy after some tough matches.

All houses displayed great team work and determination.


The Old Burfordians’ Second Reunion

Saturday 22 September 2018

The Old Burfordians held their second reunion on Saturday 22 September and what a lovely afternoon it was despite the inclement weather. Ex students and staff from a number of decades attended and a good catch up was had by all over a delicious afternoon tea.

An opportunity to have a wander around the school site and have a nose into different departments to see how they have changed over the years, was welcomed by those who were happy to brave the weather.

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.

We look forward to the next Old Burfordians’ event;  Quiz & Curry Night on Friday 18 January 2019.


Petition for Safer Speed Limit

Politics students from Burford School delivered a petition to County Hall last week, appealing for a reduction in the speed limit on the A40 outside the school.  The request, which was signed by staff, parents, students and members of the public, would like to see the speed limit brought down from 40mph to 30mph.

Mr Staniforth, Business Manager at the school said, ‘I believe Burford is the only school in the county with such a high speed limit right outside its doors.  With the steady growth in popularity of the school and the increased amount of traffic that brings, a move to reduce the limit has now become a matter of urgency.  The safety of our students is a key priority for us, so we feel very strongly that the limit should be reduced to at least 30mph along this stretch.’

The students delivered the petition to Councillor Liam Walker, a former student of Burford who tweeted, ‘Great to have pupils from my former school addressing us at County Hall with a petition requesting that the Council install a 30mph speed limit outside the school gates on the A40 – happy to support this change along with colleagues’.

Two of the students gave a presentation in support of the petition to Chairman Gill Sander.  After their meeting, the whole group were taken on a tour of the council offices.

Top Cricket Averages


Congratulations to Rafe and Jake who topped this year’s Whole School Cricket Averages.

Rafe gained 25 overs, 5 maidens, 11 wickets for 69 runs (average of 6.27 per wicket).  Jake topped the batting with 22 runs in 7 innings; top scoring with 44 not out (average of 24.44 runs per innings)