Academy Status

We are delighted that New Marston Primary School has converted to an Academy and joined the River Learning Trust as of 1st February 2017.

Exciting times are ahead for the school; teachers and leadership teams across the Trust work closely to support and challenge each other and there is strong collaboration and mutual support which benefits all our schools. We are committed to ensuring that the school continues to improve rapidly and provides the best possible education for your children.

In the past few months RLT has begun to support the school through two highly experienced colleagues working alongside the Headteacher and other colleagues in the school. Over this time there have been several areas where the school has been able to celebrate success and improve the learning experiences for the children. Further support is being put in place for both the leadership of the school and for the new Governing Body which is being formed.

Improvement in life chances through an excellent education and fabulous care is at the core of what we do in River Learning Trust schools. New Marston Primary School will flourish with this support, building on all of the improvements in the school which have taken place since the summer.


For more information on the River Learning Trust, please visit the website http://www.riverlearningtrust.org, or contact the Trust on:

RLT Central Team Office, c/o Cutteslowe Primary School, Wren Road, Oxford OX2 7SX

Telephone: 01865 558727

Email: office@riverlearningtrust.org

Meet the Team


  • RLT Executive Lead and Headteacher Designate

    Tracey Smith

    Inclusion Coordinator

    Rachel Vlachonikolis

  • Office Manager

    Tina Flannery

    School Secretary

    Jane Cartlidge

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