Private Education for boys and girls 3 – 11 years
Banbury, Oxfordshire

Aims and Ethos


Our School Aims and Ethos

Here at St John’s Priory School, we are committed to education of the whole child in an holistic way; ensuring that dispositions for life-long learning are taught and that the school values are observed and developed in each child.

We believe that it is our duty to recognise the potential in every child; supporting them in achieving their best in every aspect of their lives with us, be it academically, socially, physically or emotionally.

It is our intention that pupils at St John’s Priory find happiness, contentment and fulfilment in their daily lives and beyond their time with us. Our commitment to our pupils is that by the time they leave us, they will be able to demonstrate the habits of mind that will allow them to become adaptive, responsive and caring people and that they will be:

  • Curious and inquisitive; demonstrating a passion for learning and a keenness to engage with the wider world;
  • Cheerful, friendly and positive with a good sense of humour that is sensitive to other’s feelings;
  • Resilient and confident in their abilities and capable of taking risks as a learner; understanding that being out of their comfort zone is sometimes a prerequisite for improvement.
  • Self-effacing and generous towards others; sharing in their celebrations and demonstrating the ability and desire to collaborate with others
  • Intent on undertaking a role within their communities and society; having a desire to contribute to the common good.

At St John’s Priory School, our approach is fostered within a caring community where everyone feels respected and valued and children are happy. The school motto ‘Traditional Excellence’ refers not only to academic and extra curricula achievement but also to personal diligence and the desire for emotional growth. We aim to create a stimulating environment where quality teaching and learning go hand in hand with excellent pastoral care and to give every child confidence and a true sense of worth. We strive to help each child reach his / her full potential in all areas of academic, social/emotional, creative, and physical development.

St John’s Priory School

St John's Priory School Front View

Contact Us

St John’s Priory School
St John’s Road
OX16 5HX
Phone: 01295 259607