Our Vision & Values Statement

It is our aim that St Oswald’s will be a place where:

  • Everyone is valued and all relationships are based on trust, respect, equality and celebration of diversity
  • Everyone has opportunities to develop, achieve and contribute in different ways to be the best they can be
  • Everyone is encouraged to take responsibility for themselves, for each other and for our world
  • Everything we do contributes to children’s personal, spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • Children are happy and confident and play a valued role in their local community

As a Church of England School, we subscribe to the Church of England’s shared ethos statement for all its schools:

“Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.  

 Let us encourage one another – Hebrews 10.25

Learning for all, caring for each other, preparing for the future

Our School


St Oswald’s CE Primary School is a Church of England school. We are very lucky to have a wonderful building that was completed in 2006 with spacious learning environments and a large outdoor area. We also have close access to our local church and we love our next door neighbour…the library! Fulford Pre-School also shares the site providing Early Years education for children aged 2 to 4 years old.

We have approximately 315 pupils on roll aged 4 to 11. Our catchment area includes much of Fulford and the surrounding area and many children from service families based at the nearby barracks choose St Oswald’s as their school. There are 2 classes in reception who share an outdoor area – we love to get out whatever the weather! We then have three Year 1 and 2 classes, three Year 3 and 4 classes and three further Year 5 and 6 classes. All of our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes are organised into mixed year groups, allowing us to differentiate learning towards every child’s needs and abilities, with some year group teaching in core subjects. 

One of the many strengths of our school is ‘our engaging curriculum (that) provides pupils with a wide range of opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom (Ofsted, March 2019).