WELCOME TO THEDR SOUTH’S SCHOOL WEBSITE
Welcome to our website. Please take a moment to browse the site and find out what goes on. If you would like more information, or wish to visit the school, please telephone to make an appointment (01865 372323). Our office staff are Katie Rayner and Chrissy Robertson.
The school is currently nearly full, but there are a few spaces in some year groups.
We have one space in our Reception class following a late withdrawal. Please contact the school directly for details.
Willow Class is where our pre-school children are educated and nurtured. The school admits children from the term after their third birthday, and children remain in Willow Class until they enter the main school in Year 1 (the September after they turn 5).
Ash Class is the base for the children in Years 1 and 2 (ages 5 to 7). Here, we take the solid foundations laid in Willow Class and develop the children’s ability in all areas, but particularly in the fundamental skills of English and Maths. The children receive daily phonic lessons in ability groups until they have mastered the complicated alphabetic code of English, and then are taught more advanced skills commensurate with their ability. These groups are of rarely more than ten children.
Oak Class consists of the children in lower Key Stage Two, in Years 3 and 4 (ages 7 to 9). In this class, the children develop their learning in all areas. For those who have not yet fully mastered phonics, their daily sessions continue in ability groups, enabling those who have finished our phonics scheme to receive advanced lessons in reading and writing.
Beech Class is where our children in Years 5 and 6 learn and study (ages 9 to 11). By this age, nearly all the children have a highly developed understand of English and Mathematics; those few who may still need extra help receive targeted support on an individual or group basis.
Governors discharge their duties diligently and are effective partners with you in leading the school. As a result, there is a strong sense of unity and purpose.
Emergency Closure Procedure
In case of closure due to poor weather, information will be posted here as soon as possible, and an e-mail sent to all registered parents.
Announcements will also be made on Radio Oxford, and information is also available on the Oxfordshire County Council School Closure page of the internet.
Pupils with Special Educational Needs thrive and make good progress.
Children flourish because the environment provides them with a wide range of interesting and well-chosen activities to develop their skills.
There are many opportunities to take part in musical and sporting activities representing the school.
Children’s happiness and well-being are of central importance.
The school is a happy place.
Everyone in it is well known, valued and included. Consequently, pupils and staff grow in skill and confidence. It is a school where people matter and thrive.