Windrush Valley School is set in The Cotswolds, one of the most typically English and unspoiled regions of England. The unique region is the country’s largest officially designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ owing to the beautiful countryside with historic market towns, river valleys and sleepy limestone villages.
Our curriculum at Windrush goes above and beyond the national curriculum. The school aims to teach children to grow into positive, responsible and healthy people, who can work and co-operate with others. It does so through planned activities that promote learning and personal growth and development. The 'Our World' Programme gives students the opportunity to engage in a variety of exciting projects of real-world importance and community impact.
In 2020, The Sunday Times newspaper ranked Windrush Valley 21st in the top 50 independent preparatory schools in England, and it has also earned the prestigious award of Best Prep School Oxfordshire.
The Independent School Association presented the school with an Award for Excellence.
OFSTED, the Office for Standards in Education, identified Windrush Valley as 'Outstanding,' the highest rating that can be achieved.
In the 2019 National Curriculum Assessment, also known as SATs, our students achieved more than 75% on the reading and maths papers, a massive 15% above the national average.
WVS offers a varied syllabus, which exceeds the requirements of the U.K. National Curriculum. Our school curriculum includes English Literacy and Language, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Modern Foreign Languages, Human & Social Studies, Sports, Art and Music.
Windrush uses an enhanced S.T.E.A.M. curriculum: this includes various short- and long-term projects from our Seasonal S.T.E.A.M. cards. Elements from S.T.E.A.M. theory are integrated throughout the curriculum, with hands on practical activities built into daily assignments, across all year groups.
An extensive and competitive sports programme enables children to compete at the highest levels; in inter-school, regional and national events, including cross-country, athletics and swimming.
The Extended Day Programme allows children to enjoy a wide range of additional activities; for example, cooking, first aid, horse whispering and cycling proficiency. All children regularly play in the school band, perform in musicals on stage, compete in public speaking competitions and sing in the choir.