In line with the latest Government announcement, SS Philip and James C of E Primary School will close at the end of the day on Friday 20th March until further notice for all children with the exception of vulnerable children or those whose parents are Key Workers. More information for parents about the closure including details about home learning has been sent via email.

Welcome to SS Philip and James’ Church of England VA Primary School, Oxford

With love we flourish

A Welcome from the Headteacher

I am pleased to welcome you to SS Philip and James’ Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary school.We are a happy, inclusive church school where children develop within a nurturing and caring environment.  All decisions, relationships and every day experiences are rooted in our shared values and ethos so that we can develop independent, free thinking learners who have a secure moral and spiritual grounding.

We are ambitious for all our pupils and want each and every child to achieve their full potential, to develop an inquisitive approach to challenges they face and to question the world in which they live and grow.

As headteacher of SS Philip and James’, I have high expectations for all our pupils and recognise that strong school leadership must be rooted in the children’s day to day experiences.  Along with the wonderful staff at SS Philip and James’, I will work to ensure that every day is happy, exciting and filled with learning.

I would be delighted to welcome you to SS Philip and James’ so you can find out more about our school.  Please contact our office team who will be happy to arrange that for you.

Ms Sarah Awuye


Important Messages & Notices


The EU has introduced a new law called the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. This new law has introduced significant enhancements to the old Data Privacy Directive. SS Philip and James’ C of E VA Primary School has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of our staff, pupils and parents.

To view the privacy statement, click here.


The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, states that individuals have the right to ask organisations to confirm whether or not these organisations hold and process their Personal Data. To request what data is held on a particular subject, please click the following link: Submit a subject access request.


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Phil and Jim has a well-earned reputation in North Oxford as an excellent school, and some years can be oversubscribed. However, a two-class intake and a fairly mobile population mean that places in all years can become free during the course of the school year. In particular, there is often a lot of movement over the summer term. While there are many applications for Foundation Stage, places often become free in later rounds of the admissions process over the summer term, summer holidays, and into the autumn term itself. We always maintain a continued interest list for the academic year. If you would like your child to attend the school, please consult our Admissions Policy and feel free to contact the school office with any queries.

admissions information page.


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Copies of the documents on this website can be made available from the school office.