Excellence Through Creativity

Welcome to our website.  We hope it will provide you with an idea of the many aspects of our school as well as our culture and the high standards we set. Our Vision is to be an Outstanding Learning Community where students can both enjoy and achieve, with our school very much at the heart of the community.

A creative environment means that John Mason School provides more varied and stimulating lessons in all subjects which help engage and motivate our students to work hard, while celebrating their individual creativity.  We set great store by students’ personal development in a happy and safe environment so that they can achieve their potential and become independent learners and responsible, confident adults.

As a friendly, caring and inclusive school community, John Mason School provides an ‘outstanding quality of care, guidance and support’ for all our students (Ofsted 2011).  From the moment a parent and student choose John Mason School we take great care to ensure a smooth transition to secondary school and Year 7.

We run many clubs, trips and other extra-curricular activities including a gifted and talented programme. In sport, visual and performing arts as well as writing, maths, science & technology our students have achieved success and recognition in local and national competitions. 

Our care and support for vulnerable students and those at risk of underachieving is ‘exceptional’ (Ofsted), including our Learning Support Centre where students make at least good progress.

In 2012 we were commended also in an Ofsted survey on how schools use the Pupil Premium funding, with inspectors impressed with what we do to support our students and help raise achievement at the school.

Our commitment is to provide the very best education for all of our students and in partnership for children in Abingdon and the surrounding areas:

  • Proud of our creativity
  • Passionate about learning
  • Keen to inspire
  • Valuing ourselves and each other
  • Determined to be the best that we can be


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