Polite Reminder

If your child is going to be late to school due to an appointment please can you ensure that you let the School Office know in advance. Please call the attendance line on 01491 683364. Thank you for your kind support.

Also, if you are phoning in your child’s absence due to illness please could you do so before 9am, when the registers are taken.

The 11 – 16 South East Oxon Secondary Partnership

Langtree enjoys a close working partnership with other 11 – 16 schools in the locality, namely Chiltern Edge, Icknield Community College and Gillotts School. Together with Bishopswood Special School and The Henley College, the schools make up the 11 – 16 South East Oxon Area Board.

The Area Board meets termly to discuss strategy across the secondary phase, although numerous informal meetings take place between the partnership Headteachers on a frequent basis. Issues addressed recently have included the development of a coherent 14 – 19 curriculum for learners in all institutions, funding issues and a collaborative approach to staff development.

Three of the four schools now enjoy the benefits of specialist status, and the remaining school has a current application in for a specialism in Modern Foreign Languages. This additional dimension of separate areas of specialism will provide a further structure within which the schools can build even stronger sustainable links into the future.

Community Arts at Langtree School, Specialist Arts College

Within the Arts, we aim to: Increase opportunity, widen experience, encourage participation and stimulate enjoyment.

How? By offering a variety of high quality arts and craft-based, friendly courses and hosting these courses in specialist rooms. By subsiding the cost of these courses via our Community Arts Grant and engaging successful practitioners to lead the courses who have the skills to encourage, support and develop ‘the artist’ within the course participants.

Do you have any suggestions for courses that could be run at Langtree? Are you a Tutor and would you like to lead a course here?

Please contact our Community Co-ordinator, Mary Taylor-Lane on mtaylor-lane@langtreeschool.com or on 01491 680 514 x 239.

Woodcote Correspondent

The Woodcote Correspondent is the local monthly newsletter for the village of Woodcote and surrounding area. It is delivered free to all houses in Woodcote and Crays Pond. http://www.woodcote-online.co.uk/facilities/woodcote-correspondent/17

It has grown in size and sophistication as village organisations have realised its potential for spreading news and attracting new members.

Most articles are village based, but some outside organisations have become regular contributors. Langtree is also a regular contributor, keeping people informed of the huge range of activities in which the students are involved.

The Correspondent Committee members are all enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers, some having been involved since its inception. Chairman of the Committee is Sam Peates, known to generations of Langtree students and staff through his thirty years teaching at the school,  sampeates@ndo.co.uk .

Please email copy to the The Editor is at:  wood_co@runbox.com

Langtree School Friday 2nd March 2018

Message from Mr Holroyd – posted 02/03/2018 at 10.50am

Dear Parents/Carers

I am extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused by my decision to close the school today. I fully appreciate that most of you will need to be in work yourselves, and I do appreciate the difficulty school closures cause in this regard. Many thanks in advance for your understanding.

However, travel conditions in the local area were simply not safe earlier this morning and when coach companies are reluctant to take to the roads, we have to take note of that.

In addition, the site is quite unsafe as the snow has frozen to ice overnight on all pathways.

I have asked staff to work from home today and the first priority is the setting of homework for all students via Show My Homework. Consequently, I can see already that a good deal has been posted. Your sons and daughters will clearly have plenty to do to keep them up to date with their studies, if not today then certainly over the weekend.

I hope that, in these difficult circumstances at least, this facility will help all our students to keep ‘Putting Learning First’ even when the school building is not accessible.

We sincerely hope to be open on Monday as usual. Please look out for further updates over the weekend on the school website.

Kind Regards,

​Mr ​Holroyd

Ofsted Inspection

Langtree School will be welcoming Ofsted into our school tomorrow Wednesday 10th May 2017.

Click HERE for: School Inspections – A guide for parents.

Click HERE for: A letter to parents from the Ofsted inspector.

The letter contains a link to a questionnaire that Ofsted would like parents to complete.

All students at Langtree are encouraged to submit a response to the Ofsted student questionnaire, which they can access from the link sent to their school email account.

Please note that the deadline for responses is 1pm on Wednesday 10th May.

Red Nose Competition Winners

red nose winners cropped
Guess the teacher in school photo comp
Abbey Taylor 11HC and Casey Bevins 11HE guessed 28 out of 43! They received a £20 Vue voucher.
Funny Face Cake Comp
KS4 winner: Tabitha Steel 11RB
KS3 winners were Ava Reynolds and Hazel Gainsford 7BA