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St Swithuns CE Primary School

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Events & Other Information

Discover Bucks Museum - Family Christmas Day


Next Thing Christmas Tech Camp


Clubzone Winter Holiday Club


Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar


The Oxford Christmas Day Lunch


Oxford Botanic Garden Christmas Fair


All the details and tickets are available here


The Snowman Live


Christmas in Kennington


Good Neighbour Schemes


Footsteps – Be Bright Be Seen 

As Autumn progresses, the mornings and evenings are getting darker, meaning children walking to and from school need to be even more aware of the potential dangers for pedestrians and the importance of wearing bright clothing, making it easier for other road users to see them. The good news for schools and families is that Oxfordshire County Council have a child pedestrian Road Safety scheme called Footsteps, aimed at parents and carers. The Footsteps programme is simple for parents to use as it can be carried out in normal everyday situations such as walking to school or to the local shops. Rather than telling children what to do, parents are encouraged to ask lots of open questions to make the children think about the decisions they are making. Making these decisions safely while in the company of a supporting adult will mean they will be better prepared for dealing with roads and traffic once they begin going out on their own.

Further information can be found here: Walking with children | 365Alive



Air Ambulance

In 2023, Children's Air Ambulance celebrates the 10th anniversary of our first ever patient transfer. Much has changed within our pioneering service in those 10 years, and we're inviting children and young people to let their imaginations fly and tell us what they think helicopters will look like in the next 10 years. What special features will they have, what will they do, will they be fuelled by rubbish or piloted by remote control? Tell us in words, pictures or both and send it to us.

The competition leaflet can be downloaded from the link 

There’s an awesome prize up for grabs for the winning entry so don’t delay. Wishing everyone the best of luck and we look forward to seeing your entries! Competition ends Friday 24th November 2023.


Christmas Course at St Barnabas' Church

This Christmas we have some wonderful carols and Festive music planned.   

Here's more information: 

When:    21 and 22 December 2023 (Thursday & Friday) for those aged 7-13.
Where:  St Barnabas', Jericho, Oxford
Repertoire: Christmas Carols and Festive Music from around the world
Tutors: Dr Edward WIckham (St Catharine's College, Cambridge), Henry Coop (Worcester College, Oxford) and vocal coach - Alison Stampe (Cooke)
How:  booking is via our website here . Bursaries are always available on our courses.
Concert - There will be an informal concert at the end of each day to which families are warmly invited.
Bring A Friend - we are offering a £20 discount per family for those who bring a friend that is new to the Oxford & Cambridge Singing School


Oxford Athletic Academy



Oxfordshire Adult Learning




Abingdon Hockey Club


Mini & Junior Rugby Club Taster Sessions

Oxford Rugby Club is offering free taster sessions for primary aged children. If you would like your child to experience playing rugby in a fun and safe environment, please come along any Sunday to North Hinksey Park, OX2 0NA.
Sessions start at 10:15am. All ages and abilities are welcome, no previous experience playing rugby is necessary. Any questions, please email 
Please click the following link for a downloadable poster: 


Girlguiding Oxfordshire



Botley Bridges - Who are they and what do they do? 

Botley Bridges is a Community Charity set up to replace some of the services that were lost when local children’s centres closed in 2017. Their aim is to support local families from Botley, Cumnor, Dean Court, West Oxford and further afield with children under 5 by providing the following services: 

  • Stay and play sessions
  • Baby group (face to face and online)
  • Monthly well baby clinic with health visitors
  • Monthly Saturday family play sessions
  • School holiday activities (open to older children too)
  • Baby massage courses
  • Family learning workshops and courses
  • Parenting courses
  • First aid courses  

Community Larder


The Community Larder is open every Wednesday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm (NEW HOURS). Alongside the Larder there is a second hand uniform stall which offers a range of free St Swithun's uniform. 

Apple Cafe

The Apple Café is a community café for Kennington in Oxfordshire, which is run by a group of volunteers for the purpose of giving our community a place to meet in a relaxed atmosphere with a drink and a delicious piece of cake or a healthy snack.

Visit the website:

Kennington Library

The Village Centre

Kennington Road



Tel: 01865 730763

24-hours renewal hotline: 0845 1202811 – PIN required

Opening hours

Monday 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10.00am – 12.30pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 2.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday Closed

Visit the website

Friends of Kennington Library

This group of volunteers aims to raise the profile of the library in the community and to run a programme of enjoyable book-related activities for both adults and children.

Visit the website

The 200 Club

The 200 Club is a school lottery ran by two parents to raise much needed funds for the school. It has recently been taken over by Mrs Brown and Mrs Nonweiler. If you would like to support the school and be in with a chance to win monthly cash prizes from £1 a month, please contact reception and we can put you in contact with them.

We would like to thank them for taking over the running of it as well as thank Mrs Reaney and Mrs Rawlings for all their hard work over the years keeping it running and raising much needed funds for the school.

Monies raised so far have purchased school ipads, lighting equipment, interactive whiteboards and most recently the circular wooden tree bench outside Poplar Class.

FOSS 200 Club Oct draw winners 

No 162 - Helen Forey - £50

No 115 - Helen Forey - £20

No 81 - Joanne Nonweiler - £15

No 35 - Charlotte Buxton - £10

No 160 - Gemma Cutland - £5

Would you like to have a number (or 5?) in the 200 Club lottery and help raise money for the school? For more information, please email