Tel: 01993 823303

Headteacher’s Welcome

Burford-School-Head-TeacherThank 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 over the last four years all our leavers, whether 16 or 18, have gone 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 seven years our exam results have consistently improved from Good to Outstanding.  In February 2015 we received a letter from the Minister of State for Schools congratulating the school for achieving academic results which put us in the top 90 of all secondary schools in England.

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 I would encourage you to make an appointment to see the school when it it is operation.  We feel it is the best way to understand how our qualified and hardworking staff ensure that every student achieves their full potential.

Our Admissions Officer will be happy to make an appointment for you if you are looking for a Day School place (01993 823303).  If you are interested in boarding, do contact our Boarding Department (01993 823283) in the first instance or email them if you prefer.

We look forward to meeting you.

Mrs K Haig

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