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Lower School (11+)

Head of Lower School, Jane Cochran, and Park Close Housemistress, Sophie Heathcote

Welcome to Lower School, home to Bloxham School's youngest pupils. Lower School is a hive of activity, characterised by a constant buzz of energy and exploration. It is an exciting time for these First and Second Form pupils, who seem to have boundless enthusiasm for everything they do, both inside and outside the classroom.

Pupils enter Lower School having successfully sat the 11+ Entrance Exam, and go on to spend two years there as they prepare for life in the Bloxham senior school. In small, co-educational tutor groups, pupils are guided through a broad curriculum and extensive programme of activities as we start laying the foundations of a Bloxham education. Academic challenge is balanced by new experiences, designed to nurture and develop each individual's character. We place great importance on helping pupils to feel a part of Bloxham life, pairing each First Former with a Second Form buddy and providing lots of opportunities to mix with senior school children. This ensures each member of Lower School feels fully included in the wider school community.

Lower School is where pupils begin their journey to independence. Supported in a safe and secure environment, and guided by Head of Lower School Jane Cochran, and her team, pupils acquire the qualities and skills needed to flourish throughout their time at Bloxham. For all Lower School students, their 'base' on the school campus is in Exham House, giving students somewhere to relax at break time and house their school belongings in between classes. For the Lower School boarders, their residential home is at Park Close. Park Close is the boarding house in which our First and Second Form boarders go home to after supper and where they are cared for in all aspects of pastoral care by Park Close Housemistress, Sophie Heathcote, and her team. 

For a full list of contact details of Lower School Tutors, please access the Lower School Contact Page.

To view an online version of our Lower School Brochure, please click here.

Say hello…

We would love to show you around the school on either a personal visit or on an Open Day.

Please contact our Registrar, Fay Hand, to arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions and entry requirements.

Bloxham, Banbury
Oxfordshire OX15 4PE
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1295 724301