Thank you for expressing an interest in Burford School. Burford is a school with a long and successful history of educating young people. Here we teach students how to think, not what to think, and provide an environment that helps them to develop insight, judgement and character. As a state school which offers boarding, we have students whose international backgrounds add diversity and enrich our community.
We believe that every child matters and we provide outstanding educational opportunities for all our students. We are extremely proud of the fact that all our leavers, whether 16 or 18, go on to further education, employment or training.
Academic success, and the commitment of our staff to help students achieve the best possible grades, form part of what makes Burford special. Over the last ten years our exam results have consistently improved from Good to Outstanding and for the last three years our A-level results have put us in the top 25% of all schools nationally.
Our extensive range of extra curricular clubs, activities and trips demonstrates our commitment to educating the whole child. Over 80% of all our students participate in extra curricular activities. At Burford School students, teachers, parents and Governors are fully involved in the life of their school.
The best way to see our school is by visiting and this year we are providing individual tours for those who would like to visit the school in person. If you would like to request an Individual Tour of the school or order an Open Day Pack, please click on the Request a Tour tab on the Home page and we will be in touch.
We look forward to meeting you.
Mrs K Haig
Burford School Strategy, Vision and Ethos
The Burford School Strategy is intended to inspire, inform and engage our present and future school community. Inevitably the world will not stand still and we will have to be flexible enough to adjust the details of the plan to ensure that it remains relevant and achievable. The ethos, direction and approach will, however, endure.