I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to Dashwood Banbury Academy. I am proud to be the Principal of such an exciting, diverse and forward thinking school. Dashwood is so lucky to have such a skilled and committed team who strive to make the school the best it can be for the community it serves.

Our curriculum is inclusive of all and we pride ourselves on what opportunities we offer all of our pupils. Linking with our Aspiration Academy ethos we aim for the children to ‘Dream Big’ and encourage them to have aspirations for their futures. Our mission statement: Growing together; succeeding together demonstrates our determination for us to work together as a school community to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential and have the opportunity to have a ‘choice’ and a ‘voice’ as they progress through their learning journey.

We have high expectations of all that learn and work at Dashwood Academy; we look smart in our uniforms and show positive behaviours daily. The school rules of Ready, Respectful and Safe underpin everything we do. Pupil and staff well-being is of the upmost importance and we ensure that everyone feels included and well supported.

Our aim is for all pupils to leave Dashwood with a wealth of knowledge and skills as well as the ability to be resilient, confident, communicate well with each other and work as a team. Our curriculum teaches out children to be kind and considerate of others as well as developing their character in order to become a well-rounded, positive citizen within their community. At Dashwood we also develop pupils’ leadership skills through our wealth of student leadership roles at both a classroom and school level.

I hope you enjoy looking at our school website and find it informative. You can also see all the other exciting things we do in school on our Facebook page. I would welcome to opportunity to meet new members of the community so please contact the school if you would like a tour.

Sarah Gordon-Weeks 


To view our official Welcome flyer, please click here.

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