BAT in the Press!

Please have a read through some of our successes we've had at The Blackbird Academy Trust

All the hard work, in the rain and sun, paid off again and the children were presented their Gold Award by Sir Ian McKellen.

Readathon 2016

Following a successful trial run last year, the Readathon returned to the Blackbird Academy Trust. 


Hanging Garden of Blackbird Leys

After the success of 2014 the children were keen to try again this year and their entry was based on their own experience of "gardens" where they live.

Pegasus remains 'Good' while Windale are on the way to coming out of special measures.

The Pegasus report described pupils who "get off to a flying start" in their learning and who " bubble with enthusiasm about the prospects that lie ahead." Head of School, Francis Murphy, praised teachers who "go the extra mile for their children, making learning magical and engaging". He added that he and his staff " believe our children are amazing and capable of anything."

Windale was praised for "significant improvements" in pupil behaviour and quality of teaching. Pupils told the inspectors that the "academy provides them with an environment where their talents are now nurtured, where they feel safer and where they know more clearly what the have to do to succeed."

Schola Cantorum Concert

On Saturday 13th February About 100 Year Five pupils from Windale, Orchard Meadow and Pegasus primary schools were treated to a musical tour of Oxford by Schola Cantorum – the first time it has run a trip with an Oxford primary in its 55-year history.

Garlic Farm Success

More than 350 pupils at Pegasus, Orchard Meadow and Windale Primary Schools have now got their hands dirty working at our academies very own garlic farm!

So far 1,200 bulbs have been harvested from the POW Garlic Farm.

The Art Room

MORE children in Blackbird Leys living in poverty will be able to rely on art to express their needs and emotions thanks to a donation from Burger King.

May Day!

More than 1,000 children from the Blackbird Academy Trust joined the event in Blackbird Leys park!

BAT Welcomes Matthew Wynne

We are pleased to announce that Windale Primary School have appointed a new Headteacher, Mr. Matthew Wynne.

Read with the Stars!

The Reading with the Stars festival, organised by Oxfordshire charity ARCh (Assisted Reading for Children), saw 300 primary school-age youngsters take part in activities, workshops and talks to promote reading and boost the county’s literacy levels.

Dalai Lama Comes to Oxford!


A literary feast kept pupils from Blackbird Academy Trust entertained as they met students from across Oxford to share their love of books.

Utterly Butterly!

School Nativity

Launch of the Garlic Farm

The BAT String Band