Situated at the foot of the Chiltern hills, 3 miles from the Buckinghamshire county town of Aylesbury, the school was founded in 1839 as a Church of England controlled school using the original schoolhouse, which is still to be found in the appropriately named School Lane.
The school was modernised and relocated to the end of School Approach in 1970 and, whilst still serving the village and parish of Weston Turville, now caters for up to 210 boys and girls from 4 to 11 years of age. This modern site means that we now benefit from spacious, purpose built accommodation.
Making the most of the beautiful surroundings is one of our school's strong features and its attractive grounds include three playgrounds, a sports field and a four acre Nature Reserve which is regularly used for outside teaching. In addition to this, there are dedicated spaces in which our Early Years pupils can play and learn. Since January 2003, the school has been run as a Voluntary Aided Church School, with all staff appointed and employed by the school governors.
“The school is a very happy place. Pupils thrive in a caring community and benefit from effective teaching with a wide range of activities.”
As a church school we maintain close links with the local church. The priest in charge and assistant priest regularly take part in our Collective Worship. At Christmas the juniors hold a carol service in the church, and each Easter the whole school attends.
“Weston Turville is a highly inclusive school which welcomes pupils of all abilities and of all faiths and none. The school has a strong nurturing ethos based on the Christian values of respect, honesty, perseverance, fairness, kindness and trust. As a result, the school is held in high esteem amongst the community. One parent said, ‘This school gives our children a sense of community. They are part of this school, they are part of the village and they are part of the church.’ ”
SIAMS Report 2018