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Mabel Prichard is a school for children aged between 2 and 19 years of age with a wide range of learning difficulties. We meet the needs of children with severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties. Mabel Prichard serves the city of Oxford.




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Update from Farmability

We have had a busy first term on the Outdoor Learning for Life programme. Students from Mabel Prichard School, Endeavour Academy and City of Oxford College have met together with
programme leaders from FarmAbility, each Tuesday, for either a session of gardening or farming.
In farming sessions the students have being cleaning bulk milk tanks and clusters in the milking
parlour, bedding up and providing food and water for calves, putting up sheep fencing and trimming
sheep feet and building a wood shed and raised beds at a community farm.
Find out more.

Important update: school closed today

Dear parents and carers

Despite the work that went on to clear both sites yesterday, the freezing temperatures last night have led to conditions that are too dangerous for transport, pupils and staff to safely gain access to the site. We aim to reopen tomorrow, Wednesday 13th, and will keep you informed.

Best wishes


Lucy Wawrzyniak


Newsletter Autumn Term 2 Week 6

Dear Parents and Carers

The enterprise stall today was a huge success. Not only did our KS4 students plan products that would appeal to the public, they used their excellent sales skills to sell them. This work all contributes to their ASDAN award, which students are working towards throughout the year.  We will report the money raised in next week’s newsletter. A huge thank you to all the students and staff for their hard work on this.

There have also been two successful pantomime trips over the last week. One last Thursday and one yesterday. Students from both sites went to see Jack and The Beanstalk at the Oxford Playhouse and hugely enjoyed it. On Thursday, our post 16 students cooked lunch for John Watson School post 16 students. This is now the fourth lunch our two schools have held together and they are getting to know each other well.

We are now in full preparation for our Christmas play next Friday and classes have been learning about Christmas in different countries. Please come along if you can. We start on the primary site at 9.30 and there will be refreshments afterwards for any parents and carers who would like to stay behind to discuss fundraising ideas.

Have a great weekend

Best wishes




School closed Monday 11th

School will be closed Monday 11th December as conditions are too dangerous following the heavy snow fall. School is expected to re-open at the usual time on Tuesday.

Many thanks


Lucy Wawrzyniak

Newsletter Autumn Term 2 Week 5

Dear Parents and Carers

We are now a week away from the Christmas stall and Tombola at Templar Square. Students   have been making all sorts of goods to sell, including pickled eggs, candy cane reindeer and gift wrapped potted bulbs.

We are set to raise a good sum of money, so if you are able to come along between 10 and 2.30, please support the stall.

We are also inviting everyone to wear a Christmas jumper on December 15th, which is also the day of the Christmas play.

Have a wonderful week

Best wishes



School newsletter Nov 17

Message from the Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers,

In addition to usual lessons, we have had another busy week baking for Children in Need and making items to sell at the Christmas enterprise stall at Cowley Centre on 8th December. It may feel a little early but we are getting in the Christmas spirit and classes have begun rehearsing for the Christmas play, which will be on 15th December at 9.30am at Primary site, Further details will follow.

Key stage 1 classes are also extremely lucky to have the Jacqueline Du Pré centre in on Monday to do a music workshop and they will visit the centre later this term to continue their work.
Have a wonderful weekend
With all good wishes





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