Quarry School Place, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8LH


Our school is a place where everyone is known, valued and respected.

Welcome to Headington Quarry Nursery  School. We put the children and families needs at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves in meeting the needs of all of our children on their individual journey.

We are very proud to be one of the six maintained Nursery Schools in  Oxfordshire. We are led by a  governing body, a Headteacher and Early Years teachers/practitoners, all specialists in the Foundation Stage.

We offer government funded places of either 15 or 30 hours (according to the government criteria and with an appropriate elibility code), for children the term after their 3rd birthday  in our Nursery school provision. We also have a daycare facility that is open from 8.00am until 5.30pm. Parents can pay for breakfast care, after school care or to top up a funded place. For children who have just turned 3 we have our daycare facility, parents can pay (by the hour) for this provision. In the holidays and on INSET days we run  holiday daycare for children aged 3-8years old. We have a flexible booking system and charge £6 per hour for daycare needs.
We offer our 15 hours as either 8.30-11.30am or 12.30-3.30pm.

We would love to show you and your child around our wonderful school. I run ‘show rounds’, on a Monday and Thursday at 3.45pm.Please email head.1006@headington-nurs.oxon.sch.uk to book an appointment. If you would like a tour at a different time, please contact the school office.

Natalie Wilson


We have a board of governors who work with the school to ensure  we provide a good quality of education. Catherine Burton is our chair of governors and can be contacted on : governors@headington-nurs.oxon.sch.uk

‘Staff develop children’s wonder in learning very effectively’

‘Staff at your school have a deep understanding of the principles of early years education.’

‘Staff know about the importance of providing experiences that fascinate children.’

‘Children from your nursery are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their learning’.

Ofsted Report December 2018  To read our latest Ofsted report please click Ofsted inspection 2018.

Having looked at the pages in this section, if there is anything else you would like to know, please do not hesitate to ask and we will be happy to help. In addition, our full prospectus is available by clicking  here:


If you wish to have a paper copy of anything on this website, please contact the school office on office.1006@headington-nurs.oxon.sch.uk.

For enquires regarding special educational needs, please contact Natalie Wilson on head.1006@headington-nurs.oxon.sch.uk or 01865 762345.

The governor for special educational needs is Catherine Burton.

Our school benchmarking information can be viewed here :




Save the Date

Bring and share Lunch

9th July 2022 11.30-1.30

This is a lovely school community event where families bring some food
to share and enjoy a picnic with entertainment from the Rainbow children.



Keeping Safe Online

Please click on the link below for advice on keeping safe on line for under 5’s.


Here are the term dates for 2021/2022

Our INSET days are the 1st September (please note nursery school starts on the 6th September for all new children to enable home visits to take place)

1st November

4th January

6th June- Jubilee Holiday day ( school closed)

20th and 21st July



The SUMMER Term Menu

Please click on the link below to view this term’s menu.

Summer menu 2022