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Stanford in the vale CE Primary SchoolStanford in the vale CE Primary School
High Street Stanford In The Vale Faringdon Oxon. SN7 8LH
Tel: 01367 710474 Fax: 01367 718429
Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Willis
Siams Outstanding and Ofsted Good Provider
Siams Outstanding and Ofsted Good Provider
Page Updated 22.05.23

Partnership and Alliance Schools

Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School is part of the Springline Partnership of Schools (SPS) and Faringdon Learning Trust Alliance (FLT).

Springline Partnership of Schools (SPS)

This partnership is committed to 'collaboration, challenge, improvement and support.' The other seven schools in this partnership are: Fitzwaryn Special School, Grove CE Primary, Ridgeway School, St Amand's Catholic Primary, Stockham Primary, The Hendreds CE Primary and Wantage Primary Academy.

The reason behind 'Springline' is because Wantage stands on the spring line between the chalk downs to the south and the clay Thames flood plain to the north on a prehistoric east - west route called the Icknield Way.

'Spring' also relates to new beginnings and new life.

As a partnership we work together as Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Teachers, SENCos, Teaching Assistants and Office staff. We create partnership opportunities for the children and staff from our various schools to work together and learn from each other or outside experts.

Faringdon Learning Trust Alliance

Faringdon Learning Trust began life in 2012 when the three schools in Faringdon; the Community College, Infant School and Junior School, formalised their close links by creating a multi-academy trust (MAT). In 2014 five other schools, within the catchment of Faringdon Community College, joined the Trust. These were:

  • John Blandy Primary School, Southmoor
  • Buckland Church of England Primary School, Buckland
  • Longcot and Fernham Church of England Primary School, Longcot
  • Watchfield Primary School, Watchfield
  • Shrivenham Church of England Primary School, Shrivenham

These schools which currently make up the Trust previously worked together as part of the Faringdon Partnership. The Trust was known as Faringdon Academy of Schools between 2012 and 2020, when it changed its name to Faringdon Learning Trust.

In September 2018, the Trust created an Alliance membership and three other local schools joined:

  • Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp Church of England Primary School, Ashbury
  • Longworth Primary School, Longworth
  • Shellingford Church of England Primary School, Shellingford

In December 2019 Uffington Church of England Primary School also joined the Alliance.

In July 2022 Westrop Primary School and Stanford In The Vale CE Primary School also joined the Alliance.

In September 2022, Faringdon Infant School and Faringdon Junior School became primary schools.

  • Faringdon Infant School is now called Folly View Primary School.
  • Faringdon Junior School is now called The Elms Primary School.

Vision and Ethos

Founding principles - The Trust is founded on our belief that we should strive to develop confident, responsible children and adults, capable of contributing to a fair society. We aim to enable this potential to be realised through partnership, and our vision and values give voice to these core principles.

Vision - Create a seamless educational experience in which every learner thrives.

Values - We will:

  • Support – pupils and staff to achieve ambitious goals
  • Challenge – perceived or actual barriers to learning and personal development
  • Collaborate – to deliver an inspiring educational experience

We will draw on the strengths of our schools and local communities to be:

  • Resilient – by encouraging independent thinking by our school leaders to ensure effective decision making
  • Innovative – through the sharing of values and successful alternative approaches to learning and personal development
  • Accountable – for delivery of our commitments to the communities we serve

To achieve our vision and values we have 3 key principles:

  • Learners First
  • Nurture and Develop our staff
  • Strengthen and Grow the Trust

FLT Student Meeting

On Friday 19th May our Community Leaders attended an FLT Student Meeting at Faringdon Corn Exchange. Leaders from Faringdon Community College, Buckland, Shellingford, Watchfield, Ashbury, Longcot, John Blandy, The Elms, Faringdon and our school were in attendance.

Each school gave an outline of what they have been focusing on over this past year. The children also asked questions of Bethia Thomas who was re-elected councillor for Faringdon and is also Leader of the Council and Cabinet member for community engagement.