Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Oxford Spires Academy.


On behalf of all our students and staff, I would like to thank you for your interest in Oxford Spires Academy and for visiting our website. Oxford Spires is a great, non- selective academy which serves the East Oxford community with 1100 students from ages 11-19. As part of CfBT, our aim is ‘to be the best that we can be’ and we continuously strive to ensure that students here have every opportunity to do so.


I am both proud and thrilled to be joining as the new principal of the Academy from September and I am eager to be part of the next steps within the academy’s journey.  At Oxford Spires, we believe that our first priority is to help the children learn. We place this at the heart of every decision that we make and ask ourselves: will this improve student learning?


For the last 3 years we have been in the top 25% of schools nationally for progress; our students at Oxford Spires Academy make exceptional progress. We believe that all students are capable of making outstanding progress and attaining at the highest level, whatever their starting point. We do not make excuses for our students: we firmly believe that there are no barriers to achievement that cannot be overcome by a determined and resilient student and a supportive school team. We specialise in establishing what each student needs in order to make outstanding progress and ensure that no child is ever left behind.


In order ‘to be the best that we can be’, we have a constant high focus on standards from our students whether in uniform, behavior, communication, manners or perseverance. We are relentless in our pursuit of the small things that we believe might have a big impact on our school culture, environment, ethos and our students’ attitude to learning. We believe in strong relationships, pride, community, family and support and every member of our staff is a role model to our young people.


Oxford Spires Academy is extremely proud to be a multicultural, multi-faith community. We celebrate the diversity of our staff and student population and we encourage students to celebrate their own heritage but equally to be proud British citizens. The bedrock on which our school community is built is the excellent relationships between staff and students and between students themselves.


When you visit the school you will notice the positivity and mutual respect that is shown to all members of the school community. You will observe the pride within our students and their eagerness to share their ideas, interests and learning. We have a superb house system, a diverse extra- curricular provision, a wonderful learning environment and fantastic students and staff. But don’t take my word for it; if you have not done so already, please contact us and we will arrange an individual visit to the school. You would be most welcome.


I hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and that you will re-visit it regularly to keep up to date with our latest news. Please contact us at the academy if you have any further questions or require any further information.


I look forward to welcoming you to the academy.


With very best wishes


Marianne Blake