Welcome to Wheatley Park School
We take pride in our learning environment and in being a school where Learning Comes First. A culture of learning is our highest priority and we balance this with two other key values: ‘Aiming for Excellence’, focusing on being ambitious for every member of the school; and ‘Respect and Responsibility’ which emphasises the way we aim to work together. Teachers and support staff work hard for the young people and we understand that ‘going the extra mile’ can make all the difference. New technologies play an increasingly important part in our work, as we seek to prepare youngsters for a fast-changing future.
We are a school that has been developing and improving in recent years, reflected in real improvements to academic results. There is a lot happening here, with a good range of visits and creative and sporting opportunities.
Our school site is a very special environment and provides endless inspiration in the natural environment, for creative work and especially for the wealth of historical associations.
The website is full of information and inspiration, but there’s lots more to say. Do make contact if you’d like to know more.
Ms Kate Curtis
Our Aims and Values
Learning comes first
Aiming for Excellence
Respect and Responsibility
We aim :-
- to provide learning opportunities for every student’s intellectual, personal and social development
- to enable every student to become an effective learner by developing thinking and learning skills
- to stimulate students’ curiosity through a wide range of experiences within and beyond the school
- to encourage personal qualities such as initiative, enterprise, independence and the ability to work with and support others
- to promote self-expression through participation in artistic and creative learning
- to encourage each individual to aim for their personal best by monitoring, recognising and celebrating a wide range of achievements
- to develop a rich understanding of our responsibilities within the local, national and international communities
Ofsted Report 13-14 March 2013READMORE
GCSE: Congratulations to WPS students 2013
We are pleased to announce that this year:
- 59% of our students achieved 5 higher grades including English and Maths.
- 98% achieved 5 GCSEs including English and Maths.
- 16 students achieved at least 8 A/A* grades.
- a quarter achieved 3 or more A/A* grades.
The Class of 2013 fully deserve to celebrate, as the results reflect great ambition, effort and determination. Behind the headlines are the stories of perseverance and progress, with many individual stories of huge progress.
A Level successes are being celebrated at Wheatley Park.
Congratulations to our wonderful Year 13 students on their success in this year's A levels. With a further increase on last year's high pass rate, 98.5% reflects a lot of determination and hard work. Of all grades, around a quarter (24%) were A*/A; around a half (49%) were A*-B and 11% hit the heights of the A* grade. Well done, everyone. Watch this space for more news and photos.READMORE
Admissions Statement Oxfordshire County Council Admissions Policies and Rules
Allegations Against Teaching and Non Teaching Staff
Attendance and Punctuality
Anti Bullying Policy
Appraisal Policy for Teachers and Headteacher
Collective Worship Policy
Community Cohesion Policy
Data Protection Policy
Dignity at Work Policy
Disposal and Write Off Policy
Drugs Education Policy
Educational Visits Policy
Emergency and Special Leave Policy
Flexible Working and Work Life Balance Policy
Freedom of Information Publication Scheme Info.
Governors Allowances Policy
Health and Safety Policy
Hiring of County Premises
Home School Agreement
Inclusion of LAC
Lesson Observation Protocol
Managing Aggresive Behaviour from Parents/Carers and Visitors to School
Managing Sickness Absence of School Employees
Mobile Technology (Sixth Form) Policy
More Able Gifted and Talented Policy
Performance Management Policy
Privacy Notice Privacy Notice Extra Information
Professional Capability Procedure
Pupil Premium Policy
Raising Concerns at Work
Safeguarding Pupils Policy
School Engagement Policy (Behaviour)
Sex and Relationships Policy
Single Equalities Policy
Special Educational Needs Policy
Staff Development Policy
Staff Wellbeing Policy
Stress at Work Policy
Teaching and Learning Policy - Taken from the TLE
WPS Sixth Form Bursay Policy and Application Form 2012-23
School Development Plan
History of the School
Wheatley Park School today occupies the site of Holton Park 5 miles south east of Oxford, adjacent to the ancient coaching village of Wheatley.
Holton was a manorial village up to 1913 with an archaeological history going back to Neolithic times. The school takes full advantage of this long and varied history, and the Arts Centre is itself the Regency Manor House that was completed in 1808 by Elisha Biscoe. In more recent times a grammar school was founded here in 1949 for east Oxfordshire, and in 1971 Wheatley Park Comprehensive School was opened on two site. This site was the Upper School for students from the ages of 14-18 and the Shotover School in Wheatley was the Lower School for students aged 11-14. In the early 1980's the school was moved onto the Holton Site with many new and re-furbished buildings being built for a school of up to 1400 students.
If you would like to find out more about the fascinating history of the site including royal conspiracies and Cromwell's daughter's wedding, please click on the following two links;
This website is currently under construction and may not be available all of the time. It will become a wealth of archives related to the site as well as giving us the opportunity to extend our numerous links to members of families who lived here and are now scattered across the globe.