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

Welcome from the Head

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Welcome from the Head


Our children really feel at home at SJP. I can say goodbye in the morning and relax, knowing that they will be happy and safe all day.

Current Parent - Parent's Survey

The ability to speak with teachers outside of formal parent meetings is fabulous. The open door policy at school is tremendously valuable and something that most schools do not offer.

Current Parent – Parent’s Survey

There is a great range of subjects which are all taught excellently. This is possibly because they are lucky to have so many specialist teachers and a proper timetable ensuring that no subject is missed.

Current Parent - Parents Survey

Mrs. Wilson is an inspirational head teacher who brings enthusiasm and innovative teaching methods to the post. She is always ready to listen to parents and to change things if they are not working, but she also provides stability and a clear direction for the school.

Current parent - Parent's Survey

The small class sizes allow very good differentiation of work and also excellent support for those children in year 5 who are sitting entrance exams for academic schools.

Current parent - Parent's Survey

It is a lovely school and has been a great move for both my children. The friendly, caring atmosphere has meant my children feel confident to try new things and the excellent teaching means that they have been encouraged to fulfil their potential, without feeling under pressure.

Current Parent – Parent’s Survey

We really enjoyed meeting Mrs Wilson and visiting the school. We personally felt Mrs Wilson had the perfect attitude as a headmistress and were really impressed with her approach and her inclusiveness.


I have a small “girly” girl and a bright, boisterous, “Alpha Male” boy at St John’s Priory and the school helps each reach their full potential.

Current parent

My son has joined the school in Year 4 and has been welcomed immediately into his class and the school in general.

Current parent

I love the wide curriculum and feel that the foreign languages particularly will arm my children with the skills they need to thrive in a modern world. This school has the facilities and the enthusiasm of the larger schools coupled with the freedom to do what is best for each child. The best of both worlds. Mrs Barnes, parent

A broad curriculum

Welcome to St John’s Priory School in Banbury, an independent day Prep School for boys and girls from 3 to 11 years. At St John’s Priory we offer a vibrant all round education; providing the best possible opportunities for our children to grow and fulfil their natural potential. Our Family First approach ensures a nurturing environment and offers flexible before and after school provision. Our small class sizes enable the children to develop into adventurous, confident and engaging learners and our teachers, to tailor the curriculum to the individual needs of each child. Specialist teaching is an asset of the school enabling us to achieve academic excellence. Strong links with nearby independent schools afford us regular access to fantastic sporting facilities.

The only way to truly understand the atmosphere of our school is to come and visit us. You will most likely find us absorbed in activity on the academic, sporting, musical, theatrical and artistic fronts and will see for yourself the Priory welcome that each of our children and staff so generously extend to visitors.

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Our school has been rated ‘EXCELLENT’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

Read our ISI inspection report Here.

I look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Mrs Tracey Wilson


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