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/practitioners, all specialists in the Foundation Stage of learning.

Our school is in a collaboration with Wheatley Nursery School, the two schools share a headteacher. Currently, each school has its own governing body.

Wheatley Nursery School

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 6pm. 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. We also offer after school care for children attending Windmill Primary School for children aged 5-8years old.  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 £6.50 per hour for daycare needs.
We offer our 15 hours as either 8.30-11.30am or 12.30-3.30pm.

We have high aspirations for children no matter what their starting points are, we strive to help the children reach the end points in our curriculum using individualised strategies.

These are our aspirations for children to achieve by the time they leave us.

We would love to show you and your child around our wonderful school. If you would like to book a tour then please phone the school office on 01865 762345.

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.

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2023/2024 Term Dates and INSET information

Term Dates 2023

Our school ethos

Winter Menu 2023

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