Jesus said, 'Where two or
three gather in my name,
there am I with them.'
Matthew 18:20
God loved the people of
this world so much that he
gave his only Son, so that
everyone who has faith in
him will have eternal life.
John 3:16
I can do all things
through God who
strengthens me.
Phillippians 4:13


Our Vision 

At Goring Church of England Primary School we believe that we all belong to God’s family. We aim to develop confident learners who take ownership of their learning and are proud of their achievements. We believe that every child is entitled to enjoy their childhood. We seek to do this through learning together in a secure, welcoming, happy and healthy environment, where we have high expectations of each other and embrace exciting challenges that inspire and motivate us to achieve in all areas of our lives. Our school community is encouraged to develop a passion for lifelong learning, to contribute to our global society, and to be generous and inclusive in our friendships. Our Christian ethos and our sense of belonging to one community encourage kind, thoughtful and respectful behaviour where everyone’s contribution is valued, and where diversity and what makes us all individuals are celebrated.


Goring Church of England (Aided) Primary School nestles in the Goring Gap on the river Thames in South Oxfordshire. Whilst a church school, we aim to provide education for the whole community and welcome all families from other denominations and beliefs. Pupils come from the village and surrounding area and from a variety of backgrounds. The school aims to provide every child with a modern, safe, welcoming and thought provoking education.

The school is led by Mrs Angela Wheatcroft who has been the Head teacher since September 2009. There are 3 classes for children in years 4 and 5 and a class for each of the other school years from Reception to Year 6, led by qualified teachers and assisted by dedicated teaching assistants.

General Aims

Through the life of our school, our acts of worship, our R.E. and our links with the church we aim to explore the place and significance of religion in human life, and so make a contribution to each child’s spiritual development.

We try to provide a warm, caring community where every individual is valued, but also where every individual is expected to grow in responsibility towards others.

By providing a rich and challenging environment we foster the children’s curiosity and desire to learn so that they are stimulated, extended and guided through our teaching of the National Curriculum subjects and Religious Education.

We provide for children of all abilities and have a high expectation of what the children can achieve. We encourage hard work, application and commitment.

We encourage in the children an awareness of the wider community and environment outside their own home and school.

Through our P.T.A., parental consultations and by inviting them to help in the classrooms and meetings, we involve parents as fully as possible in the life of the school and thereby in the education of their children. 

For more information, please see the current prospectus below.

Angela Wheatcroft  

September 2017

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