The School

Ethos and Values

Set in beautiful surroundings, we are a co-educational primary school for children from 4 to 11 years old. We have a single intake of 30 children each September into our Reception class.  The school serves the local parish and each year there are a number of admissions from the surrounding village and Aylesbury.  As a Church of England school our links with the local church and community are of great importance to us. We welcome children and parents of all religious denominations, and those with no religious beliefs. Quainton CE Combined School provides a well-rounded, nurturing education. Our aim is to prepare children for the challenge of life, adopting positive dispositions towards learning, growing in confidence, growing resilience and accepting responsibility.  The values which underpin all that we do are chosen by the children and are explored through our daily collective worship, RE and PSHE.

Our current values are: Thankfulness , Forgiveness, Friendship, Trust, Endurance and Hope.

Our Christian ethos provides the foundation to the schools mission and values. Our Christian values are the mortar that binds our whole school community and worship, whilst also welcoming children from all other faiths. We endeavour to create a compassionate environment that engenders care for each other, just as Jesus taught us. This enables us all to grow through learning, helping each other to be the best that we can be.

Daily Operation

Our Breakfast Club is open from 8.00am each day – a chance for children to have breakfast at school and take part in an early morning activity (booking details are available on request from the school office).  The school gates open at 8.40am.  Parents of the Reception children often take them to their classroom, a good opportunity to talk to the teacher and to support children in their organisation.  Older children have a chance to catch up with one another before registration at 8.55am.After registration, we meet together for Collective Worship before the commencement of morning school.  Children have a short break at 10.25am and break for lunch at 12.15pm.  We offer a range of hot meals throughout the week or children are welcome to bring their own packed lunches (details of contents are given in our Whole School Food Policy).Afternoon school begins with registration at 1.15pm and is divided into two sessions, ending at 3.15pm (younger children are given a short break between the two afternoon sessions).  A range of after school clubs are available until 4.15pm.

The School Day

Breakfast Club


School Gates Open


Morning Registration


Morning Break




Afternoon Registration


End of School