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Headteacher’s Welcome



Burford School has a long and successful history in educating young people, celebrating its 450th anniversary in 2021. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, we provide exceptional education, both within and beyond the curriculum, for day and boarding girls and boys aged 11 to 18 years old.

Academic achievement forms part of our success, and each year our students consistently achieve outstanding GCSE and A-level results, which are well above national and Oxfordshire figures. A high proportion of our students go on to university, including Oxbridge, as well as secure competitive apprenticeships at companies including JP Morgan and BMW Group.

We also pride ourselves on the high level of pastoral care and the broad range of extra-curricular activities offered to our students. Indeed, our Learning Zone offers personalised learning to enable all students to reach their full potential. Our Institute of Music excels in providing students with an array of musical opportunities. Whilst, our Athletic Foundation engages students, whatever their ability and potential, in sport through a selection of structured programmes.

However, the best way to truly understand life at Burford School is by visiting us. We welcome visits by appointment and also invite you to join us at our upcoming Open Evenings.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Mr M Albrighton


Statement of Ethos and Values

Our ethos is to provide ‘the best of education’ to our students. We seek for our students to attain excellent academic results but believe this should not be at the compromise to their enrichment and care.

Our core values are:


Inclusive, Sustainable, Community-led

We empower our students to respect one another and themselves.


Inspiring, Enriching, Diverse

We encourage our students to participate in a broad range of opportunities, whatever their interests or skills.


Ambitious, Bespoke, Nurturing

We support our students to reach to be the best versions of themselves that they can be.


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