Statutory Proposal to Expand Longworth Primary School

Oxfordshire County Council, working with the Governing Body of the school, proposes to expand Longworth Primary School to 0.5 form entry. This would involve an increase in Longworth’s admission number in September 2020 from 10 to 15 on a permanent basis.  

The proposed expansion of the school means that each year group that starts at the school from September 2020 onward would consist of up to 15 places, making a maximum total of 105 pupils in Reception to Year 6 across the whole school eventually. 

The proposed expansion would:

  • Ensure the county council meets its statutory duty to secure sufficient school places, in an area which is experiencing rapid housing growth.
  • Be supportive of high educational standards and parental choice. Longworth Primary School is rated Outstanding by Ofsted (last inspected December 2010). As part of the proposed expansion, the resulting change of class structure would improve alignment with the Key Stages.
  • Improve the school's financial viability.
  • Maintain parental choice for existing families and those moving into the village and the surrounding area.
  • Prevent unnecessary increases in travel time and costs for families in the area, who might otherwise have to accept places at schools further away from where they live.

The full details of this proposal are included in the Statutory Proposal.

To respond to this consultation, please complete the online feedback form here. If you would like a response to your comments, please provide your email address.

Alternatively, you may respond by:

  • Emailing your response to, quoting 'Longworth Expansion' in the subject line
  • Handing in a written response at the reception office of Longworth Primary School
  • Posting a written response to Joanne Booker, Access to Learning, Oxfordshire County Council, 4th Floor County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND, marking your envelope LONGWORTH EXPANSION

Please read the information provided on this consultation. Your views and opinions matter. Please take the time to respond.


  • Opened
    4 Nov 2019 at 00:00
  • Closes
    2 Dec 2019 at 23:59



Contact Name Joanne Booker
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 07393 001258

Consultation Topic
  • Education & learning
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Families and parents
  • Councillors
  • Schools
  • Voluntary organisations and community groups
Geographical Area
  • Faringdon