Oxford Grove Primary School
  • Oxford Grove Primary School

  • A very warm welcome to our school website!

    Pride in Our School, Pride in Ourselves, Pride in Each Other

  • Oxford Grove is a very special place where we challenge all our children to be aspirational, supporting their hopes and dreams and guiding them as they search for their own pathways to success and fulfilment.

    Our aim is to create for our amazing children a nurturing and inspirational learning community which encourages and supports them in the pursuit of their ambitions.

    Our dedicated staff team aims to help every child to face their individual challenges with courage and determination and to discover their unique talents and strengths. We are totally committed to removing barriers to learning and developing in each child a love of learning and a shared pride in achievement in all its forms.

    In our school, we have high expectations of each other, recognise each person as an individual and celebrate the diversity of our community, treating everyone with respect.

    We are passionate about helping each child to become equipped with the skills and attributes they need to pursue their dreams and become lifelong learners and, of course, we know how important it is to have fun too!

    We hope this website will give you a flavour of Oxford Grove – a unique place where we believe your child will thrive.

    Nadine Harvey

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    A Year In the Life of Oxford Grove

    A Day In the Life of Oxford Grove
  • Click the photo to read our article in the Bolton News about our Investors in People Platinum award.

  • Awards

    To date we have achieved these awards as recognition of the work we do...
  • investors in people platinum

    Investors in People Platinum
    Since 2018.

    Investors in People is a management framework for high performance through people. The prestigious accreditation is recognised across the world as a mark of excellence. Oxford Grove is the only school in the UK to hold Platinum status. The school has been judged to be in the top 1% of organisations in the UK.
    A quote from our Investors in People Assessment Report: “Oxford Grove is a happy, thriving school with keen and motivated people who have pride in what they do for the children and community they work with.
    Reviewed in June 2019

  • Artsmark
    Since 2014.
    Oxford Grove holds the top level God status for Artsmark. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship
    programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision.

    Renewed in April 2020

  • Inclusion Quality Mark – Flagship Status
    Since 2020.
    Oxford Grove is one of only 135 to hold the top level Flagship status. The Inclusion Quality Mark identifies successful inclusive practice in schools, and focuses on how a range of elements contribute towards the achievement of all pupils. Oxford Grove has held the Inclusion Quality Mark since 2017. Click to view our report on Twitter.
    Renewed in January 2020

  • Leading Parent Partnership Award
    Since 2016
    The Leading Parent Partnership Award focuses on the impact of parents on children’s learning. It recognises schools that have a commitment to parents as partners in education, and rewards work in induction, transition, communication, lifelong learning and enrichment activities.

    Renewed in July 2019

  • Wellbeing Award for Schools
    Since 2018.
    The award has a focus on impact and outcomes for pupils so that schools can demonstrate specific and wider impacts of Wellbeing policies and interventions.
    The award demonstrates commitment to promoting wellbeing as part of school life and helps to improve pupils’ attainment and behaviour, alongside supporting children to develop good mental health and resilience.

    Achieved in May 2018

  • Investors in Pupils 
    Since 2014.
    The Investors in Pupils programme offers schools a 
    framework for involving pupils in decision making, and developing responsibility and leadership in relation to their learning, behaviour, attendance, school management, classroom management and induction. It is powerful in developing a positive ethos where pupils learn about how the school is run, and, in turn, understand how they themselves can contribute to the running of the school. 

    Renewed in May 2017

  • School Games Mark
    Since 2017
    The School Games Mark is a Government led award that focuses on recognising schools who show commitment to physical competitions across the school and the wider community. At Oxford Grove, children from a range of year groups have the opportunity to attend competitions, both those within school and with other schools across our cluster, covering a wide range of sports. 
    Renewed July 2019


  • Governor Mark

    Since 2018
    Governor Mark is a national award that aims to externally validate and celebrate strong governance in schools. It is a kite mark which provides external evaluation of the quality of governance in a school. Governor Mark identifies national standards for good governance. It can be used as a governing board self-evaluation tool.

    Achieved in March 2018

  • Online Safety Mark
    Since 2015.
    The Online Safety Mark is awarded to schools who 
    demonstrate commitment and good practice in their policies and procedures towards keeping children safe online. This spans from simple security, privacy and online ‘stranger danger’ to cyberbullying, online copyright and digital footprint and reputation. 
    Renewed in January 2019

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    Reading Quality Mark Gold 
    Since 2016
    The Liverpool Reading Quality Mark is an award created in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, aimed at promoting reading for enjoyment.

    Renewed in June 2019


  • ICT Mark
    Since 2017.
    The ICT Mark is the award for schools which are committed to using technology to support teaching and learning, and to improve overall effectiveness and efficiency.
    Achieved in March 2017

  • Healthy Schools Plus 
    Since 2006.
    Healthy Schools Plus is a national health promotion programme which aims to embed good practice around health issues in schools and to give children and young people the best possible opportunity to develop positive healthy behaviours. At Oxford Grove, we have achieved the Healthy Schools Plus Award for our additional work with parents on healthy relationships.
    Renewed in January 2019

  • Quality Mark 
    Since 2009.
    The Basic Skills Quality Mark is an award that 
    celebrates and supports continuous improvement in English and Maths. It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in English and Maths.

    Renewed in March 2018

  • Stonewall School Champions
    Since 2016.
    Stonewall School Champions Award is run by the 
    Stonewall organisation, who provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The award focuses on schools where gender equality and diversity are celebrated, and understanding and celebrating difference, including different families, is embedded within the curriculum.

    Renewed in July 2019




    Music Mark
    Since 2020.
    Oxford Grove is a member of Music Mark, which places the strongest possible focus on the impacts and outcomes of music education for children and young people, musically, personally, socially and educationally. Oxford Grove dedicates a full lesson every week to music skills, with a range of specialist teachers, opportunities to learn musical instruments and a wide range of extra-curricular music provision.

    Achieved in July 2019

  • Step Outside
    Since 2018
    In the early years at Oxford Grove we are proud of our outdoor learning environment. The team have worked together to provide stimulating and exciting opportunities that promote independent and collaborative learning for all our children. This has been recognised by our school securing the Step Outside award to celebrate excellence in our outdoor learning provision.

    Achieved in January 2018

  • Attendance & Punctuality at Oxford Grove

    Our Whole School Attendance Target is 96.7%

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      Whole School Attendance This Term
  • At Oxford Grove, we constantly strive to provide a rich, challenging and stimulating learning experience for all our children. We aim to give them ambition to pursue their dreams, secure high levels of personal and collective pride and help them understand the purpose of learning.

    We recognise and celebrate genuine success and high levels of effort and achievement across a variety of activities.

    We consistently aim to invest in one another’s personal and academic growth and development within a caring and nurturing environment where our core values of mutual respect, responsibility, loyalty and honesty are central to all that we do.


    Pride in our School

    Pride in Ourselves

    Pride in Each Other



    • “To create for all our children a inclusive, happy, safe, nurturing, supportive learning environment.”

      Our Aims
    • “The school and Governors work together in a close partnership that is open and honest. You have a real feeling of the care and dedication of staff as soon as you walk into Oxford Grove and our children are quite simply wonderful

      Governor Quote
    • “I love school so much that I want to work here when I am older”

      Pupil Quote
    • “I feel very lucky and proud to work at Oxford Grove”

      Teacher Quote
    • “Staff are very easy to talk to if I have any concerns about my child”

      Parent Quote
    • We hope that your child will flourish and thrive whilst at Oxford Grove and make the most of all the opportunities that the school has to offer

      Our Aims
    • “I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else”

      Teacher Quote
    • “My kids feel safe and happy at school and I really love the progress they are making”

      Parent Quote
    • “Safe, Caring and Stimulating learning environment with high standards and expectations”

      Our Aims
  •    Pupil Questionnaire Results 

  •    Parent Questionnaire Results 

  • CEOP Internet Safety:

    The NCA’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you?, or to a child or young person you know? You can report it to them using the click CEOP button below:
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    Remember if you need immediate help call 999


  • Contact Us

    Our address and contact details
    • Address

      Oxford Grove Primary School
      Shepherd Cross Street
      BL1 3EJ

      Headteacher: Miss Harvey
      Chair of Governors: Cllr Linda Thomas

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 01204 333380


    • Our School Day

      Nursery morning session:
      8:30am – 11:30am

      Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:
      8:40am School doors open
      3:00pm Home time

    • SENCO

      Our SEN Coordinator, Mrs Ainscough can be contacted by phone on 01204 333380 or by email on ainscoughn@oxford-grove.bolton.sch.uk

    If you would like a paper copy of any of the information on our school website, please speak to the School Office.