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Deddington Church of England

Primary School

Inspire, Believe, Achieve

Faith In Action

In our school we always think of how we can serve and help others; putting our school values into action. Older pupils are play leaders and buddies for younger pupils; our pastoral groups meet once a term too with a range of ages coming together to support each other. Our school councils (including Energizers, Fairtrade Group and Worship Group) meet regularly to support school leadership and improvement.


The School Council decides on a range of charities to support over the course of the year and plan events for the whole school. Some of the charities we have supported have included:


  • Banbury Food Bank though our Harvest Appeal
  • Poppy sales for The Royal British Legion.
  • The Samaritan's Operation Christmas Child Programme.
  • Comic and Sports Relief.
  • Child in Need



We have now achieved the highest of the three Fairtrade school awards.  This is the FairActive award.  This award means our school has fully embedded Fairtrade into our daily life and work to raise awareness of Fairtrade in our local community.


In addition to this Fairtrade Group raise money for Traidcraft Exchange working alongside Deddington Fairtraders. During Fairtrade Fortnight 2020, the school Fairtrade Group organised a raffle, non-uniform day and a cake sale. We were delighted to help change lives by raising £300 for Traidcraft Exchange.


Find our more about being a Fairtrade school at: or for home learning videos and activities see the direct link in our 'learning links' section.



Our Deddington Energizers team  currently have the silver Eco award and are working towards the Eco flag award.

We like to make sure we do lots of recycling in school and ask you to help us by recycling at home:

Clothes – at least twice a year we send bags home for you to fill and return to school


Batteries – we will be locating a battery tube outside school so that you can deposit your old batteries easily. So watch out for more news.


Spectacles – we collect them and then recycle them at Boots the Opticians who send them to third world countries


Paper, cardboard and newspapers – at home in your blue bin


Plastic – in the blue bin.Tins – in the blue bin.


Food – cooked and raw food can be put in the brown composting bins.

Our active school choir has participated in a number of local events: for example sharing the Christian message through song at an Encumentical service to celebrate Banbury's 10 years as a Fairtrade Town, as well as visiting Featherton House to sing for the elderly residents at Christmas time.