Welcome to Wheatley Park School
We take pride in our learning environment and in being a school where everyone is enjoying learning, every day. We want our young people to develop skills and knowledge, to achieve high standards in their learning, and also to become responsible individuals. We promote the development of a ‘Growth Mindset’ amongst our students, helping them to see that with effort, new learning is always possible. 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
Celebrations for WPS GCSE students!
We are proud to be celebrating today with our GCSE students. Many congratulations: these students have worked hard and pushed themselves to meet exacting standards. And they have the results to show for it!
63% of our students have achieved the threshold of 5 higher grades including |Maths and English. A massive 27% achieved at least 3 A*/A grades. And three very impressive individuals gained 10,11 and 12 A* grades.
One student said 'My teachers were amazing'. We agree.
Big congratulations to our triplets, Caitlin, Freddie and Susannah, who between then have 21 A* and 10 A grades.
Every student had an individual story, though, and success comes in all shapes and sizes. You know who you are, Enjoy the photographs and celebrate well.
FANTASTIC RESULTS FOR WPS A LEVEL STUDENTS
Congratulations to all our A level students who are collecting results today. With a pass rate of 99.5% we are delighted to see so many wonderful successes. Our students have sought challenge and shown determination to achieve excellent outcomes, and we are waving them off to universities around the country including Oxbridge as well as to employment. Their further studies will include subjects as diverse as Medicine, Politics, Drama, Oriental Studies and Engineering.
HR Policy Statement
The Governors of Wheatley Park School agree that they will adhere to the most up to date versions of the relevant model HR Policies, issued by Oxfordshire Local Authority.
Such policies may include, but are not limited to –
- Dignity at Work
- Stress at Work
- Allegations against staff
- Shared parental leave
Copies of the most recent HR policies can be found on Oxfordshire School’s insite. Governors will ensure that they remain up to date with the contents of and the procedures contained within these policies to ensure compliance and any issues of concern will be raised within the Strategy committee.
Staff will be made aware, via “Staff Weekly” of the Governing Bodies adoption of all model HR policies and links will be created from the staff online site to the OCC model HR policies.
Governors will review this statement annually to ensure that it reflects the current practices of the Governing body.
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.