Welcome from the Headteacher


Welcome to New Hinksey C.E. Primary School. We hope this website will give you a flavour of our vibrant school, where everyone is welcome – a school which is small, nurturing and happy. We strive to help every child be successful and fulfil their potential. We like to think of New Hinksey as a village school within the city, it is a jewel in the centre of our community.  

As a staff we feel proud and privileged to be working with the children of New Hinksey and the surrounding neighbourhood. The school enjoys a prime position within walking distance of the city centre where we regularly go to take up enriching learning opportunities in the many museums, galleries, workshops and parks that Oxford has to offer.  

We have around 110 pupils in school, from Reception (4 – 5 years), through Key Stage 1 (up to 7 years) and Key Stage 2 (up to 11 years). 

We may be a small, but each class has a lot of space to enjoy, the Meadow, the Hive, The Study and The Cloud are all additional spaces that the children have access to for group work. 

We are a voluntary controlled (Local Authority maintained) Church of England primary school with a Christian ethos, welcoming those of any faith as well as those of none. 

Living “life in all its fullness” underpins and drives us in promoting curiosity and creativity so that every child flourishes through: 

  • Faith: developing courage, perseverance and resilience, 
  • Hope: showing respect, equality, inclusivity and honesty, 
  • Love: being compassionate, empathetic, kind and encouraging. 


If you are looking for a school for your child or children and would like to visit to see us in action, please contact us on 01865 242169 for an appointment. We would be delighted to show you around. 

We have limited spaces, but do contact admissions to see if we have a place available.  


Mrs Tamsin Smyth NPQH, NASENCO, PGDip, BAEd