Bienvenue, Willkommen, Welcome, Bienvenidos

Message from the Principal

The Europa School UK is unique, a place of welcome, where we rejoice in our differences as they bring such a rich cultural life to the school; a school which is both a UK state school and an accredited European School.

On one beautiful site, our pupils can follow our European curriculum from age 4 to 18, culminating the in the highly respected European Baccalaureate.

In the primary section pupils are taught half the week in English and half in one of French, German or Spanish. At home they might speak English or any of roughly twenty other languages present in our community, united by the school but spread throughout Oxfordshire. It is not unknown for a child in Reception to be using four languages between school and home – and it works, not least because our dedicated staff have the experience and application needed to make it work.

In the secondary section History and Geography are studied in a second language, ensuring a deep academic and empathetic engagement with our multicultural approach. Our pupils are confident in their own roots and confident to broaden their horizons.

Throughout we use a programme developed through cooperation among educational experts from many countries. It is well structured with a consistent academic standard. The Baccalaureate provides opportunity for deep study in some areas while preserving a rounded education through to 18. With a strong reputation built over 60 years, it is highly respected by universities. Our students are ready for higher study and see it through with excellent results.

For all the academic success, spread broadly through ability levels, the most frequent observation made by visitors is the warm welcome and friendliness evident in our school.

Peter Ashbourne

Principal

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