Heyford Park Free School is rapidly moving towards its official opening in September as staff and pupils met for the first time ahead of the new academic year.
Heyford Park Free School principal, David Castles, and the school’s new staff welcomed pupils and parents at the school’s first induction days held recently.
Staff and children from the first Reception class and Year 7 classes took part in activities and games to get to know each other before the new school year.
Mr Castles said: “We were delighted to see our new staff and students getting along so well and it was great to introduce the pupils and their parents to what to expect from their new school.
“Everyone had a great day, made good friends and are looking forward to starting school.”
The newly appointed teachers are: Catherine Hayward, a senior early years advisory teacher who will be director of learning for early years foundation stage; Anna Russell, a PhD molecular biologist who will be director of learning for science; Jeremy Hobbs, who has taught English, history, modern foreign languages and PE and will be director of learning for literacy; and James Dolling, previously head of maths at Bruern Abbey School, who will be director of learning for numeracy.
Mr Castles said the school was delighted to have attracted such a high-calibre team of teachers.
For more information or to apply for places, visit www.heyfordparkfreeschool.com.