A NEW OXFORD SECONDARY: UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND OPENING IN SEPTEMBER

MEET JAMES MACNAUGHTON, OUR FIRST DEPUTY HEADTEACHER

James MacNaughton will be second in charge at The Swan School when it takes its first 120 Year 7 students this September. Mr MacNaughton is a maths teacher and is currently assistant head at Cardinal Pole Catholic School in Hackney.

The 29-year-old is familiar with Oxford, having studied philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) at St Catherine’s College between 2007 and 2010. Mr MacNaughton, who completed an MA in leadership in 2016, said he was attracted to The Swan role because of “the amazing challenge of starting a new school from scratch and making sure it is world-class”.

WELCOME TO THE SWAN SCHOOL

The Swan School will provide an excellent education for local children from its new buildings at the Marston end of the Marston Ferry Road. Taking the most successful approaches from the best schools as our starting point, we will ensure that students enjoy and benefit from education of the highest quality. Students will be inspired and nurtured and will acquire the knowledge and skills to think critically and creatively. They will learn to be confident, resilient and ambitious, and will have high expectations in terms of their own achievements and their contribution to wider society. It is planned for the school to open to Year 7 pupils in September 2019. Please click here to see our timeline. While the school is being built, students will be taught in high-quality pre-fabricated units on land next to the South Site of The Cherwell School

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