Appleton CofE Primary School serves the local communities of Appleton, Eaton, Fyfield, Netherton, Besselsleigh and Tubney. The school has its own detailed web site and the Friends of Appleton School have details on the school website.
Appleton C of E Primary School: The retirement of Mary Watts
Everyone involved with the school, including former pupils and parents, will wish Mrs Mary Watts a very happy retirement after 11 years as Headteacher of Appleton Primary School.
Mrs Watts has steered the school through consistently changing policy decisions of Government and County Council with the steadfast goal of increasing the attainment and self-belief of all those in the school, both children and staff. This has been achieved with a determination and resolve that has meant that Appleton School has become a Beacon School of Excellence, both in Oxfordshire and far beyond. She has built a very successful team all of whom share the same aim of making the school a place where children enjoy learning and each one fulfilling their own potential in such a caring, happy and enjoyable environment.
While she is leaving Appleton, Mary will continue her work, on a part time basis, of helping the improvement of primary education in other schools in the area.
Our best wishes also go to Mrs Annabel Brown, who will take over as Headteacher in September.
David Farrant (Chair of Governors)
5th March 2012: 1st March 2012 was the end date for a consultation by the Oxfordshire County Council entitled: "Consultation on Appleton C.E. (A) Primary School Admisssions Arrangements for September 2013 to August 2014" and the documents can be found at Appleton C of E Primary School. In this consultation the school seeks to increase the intake of pupils to, it is estimated, between 180 to 200 pupils.
Quote from Appleton School website (5th March 2012):
"New Classroom: We are really pleased to announce that the Diocese has agreed to fund the construction of a new classroom. The plans will be going out for tender very soon and we hope that construction will begin sometime in the summer term. The classroom will be ready (hopefully) by Christmas. The classroom will be located in the current courtyard area and will then allow us to convert Mrs. McClimont’s classroom to a library and small group work room."
In the 1st March 2012 Appleton School Newsletter, which parents of school children receive, it stated: "We hope that you will understand that there will be changes to the dropping off and collection points during the construction but the short term inconvenience will be more than compensated by the long term gain!!"