Welcome to Bishop Carpenter CE Primary School and thank you for visiting our website. 

We are a small, rural school on the outskirts of Banbury in North Oxfordshire.  

Through a balance of focused challenge and support, we pride ourselves on developing children who are confident, resilient individuals with a thirst for learning.  Our dedicated staff are committed to providing a wide and varied curriculum where our children can discover their particular abilities and talents.  Through positive influences and a Christian ethos, our commitment is to develop the whole child.

I hope you will enjoy browsing our website to get a flavour of our amazing school; I do warmly invite you and your family to come and see us in action by arranging a visit to our school


We look forward to meeting you


Nichola Stevenson




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Christmas at

Bishop Carpenter!

We intend to offer as many traditional and ‘usual’ activities over the next few weeks, they will take time and careful planning so forgive us if it looks different to previous years(or if we make last minute changes).

w/b 7th December           SANTA relay run (in PE lessons) in aid of Katherine House Hospice (this will be a sponsored / donation activity.  We are unable to do this via parentpay as it is a local event but we will place a bucket for donations at the front door that week.

Friday 11th December    Christmas Jumper Day – no donation required as we are donating to KHH for the santa relay – worn with school uniform/PE kit

Tues 15th December       11am Christingle service (in school)         An orange needs to brought in on Monday 14th Dec

                               PM – IRock are going to live stream a concert to us perfomed by the IRock teachers

Weds 16th December     PANTO ( oh yes it is!!) – in school, streamed to the classroom from ‘Panto Live’ Non uniform (optional Panto theme non uniform,  PE will take place in the afternoon for classes 2,3 and 4)

Thurs 17th December      Christmas Lunch (see info in this newsletter about placing your order) – 3 sittings (!) – children with packed lunches will still join their bubble for their Christmas lunch sitting.  Christmas top/jumpers may be worn with school uniform.

Friday 18th December    Last day of term – parties in class bubbles PM - TBC

Animal Food Collection

  • Members of  Class 2 are organising an ‘animal food’ collection and have asked if they can send a parentmail on Monday with further details.

Christmas Cards

  • OPEN from Tuesday 1st December, last posting date Monday 14th December.  Cards will be distributed from Wednesday 16th December once the sorting office elves have sorted them!  Children will only be able to give cards via the boxes and not in class.  Boxes will be in the hall and children will be given ‘posting’ time slots during the day!

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24/7 Mental Health Helpline for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Adults: 01865 904997.
Children and young people: 01865 904998.

A 24/7 mental health helpline has been launched to take pressure off 111 for mental health advice in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

The round-the-clock helpline will make it quicker and easier for people in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire to get the right advice they need for their mental health.

It will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and temporarily takes pressure off 111 for people who need mental health care when their situation it is not life threatening.

Like 111, people can call when they need to find out when and where to get help and to access support from mental health professionals.

During office hours, people who already use mental health services should contact services directly using the numbers in their care plan.

The line will help the public get the right mental health advice for people of all ages including children and older adults.

Adults: 01865 904 997

Children and young people: 01865 904 998

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline is being launched by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs local mental health services, with support from Oxfordshire Mind.

The helplines will operate during the coronavirus pandemic to provide people with specialist mental health care as 111 receives an increasing number of COVID-19-related calls.

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 Anne Davies/Office Admin

Bishop Carpenter CE Primary School

School Lane, North Newington, Banbury

Oxfordshire, OX15 6AQ

Telephone: 01295 730404

Email: office.3302@bishop-carpenter.oxon.sch.uk

A member of The Warriner Multi Academy Trust, a charitable limited company registered in England and Wales, company number 9696059

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