Steeple Claydon School and Pre-school

Giving Every Child the Chance to Shine

Welcome to our school




We are proud to be Ofsted rated good

General Info

Head Teacher: Mrs Christine Richards

Years: Preschool, Reception, KS1 and KS2

URN: 110248

Our Policies

Ofsted Report

If you wish to have any document on this website printed for you, please speak to the School Office.

Quick Info


Every day is an Open Day – call us and arrange a visit or look out for our next scheduled Open Morning.

For more information about Admissions click here

Before and After School Clubs

Click here for information about the onsite wraparound care provided by S4A

Career Opportunities

Click here to see our latest vacancies

Staff Directory

Headteacher: Mrs Christine Richards

Interim Headteacher Mrs Justine Dudley

Interim Deputy Headteacher  Mrs Theresa Wheeldon

Senco: Mrs Clare Locker

For all other staff information and a guide to who’s who please click here


About Us

Rated ‘GOOD’ by OFSTED in May 2022, our school is in a semi-rural setting at the heart of the Claydons, within easy reach of Buckingham and the surrounding villages.  We have approximately 180 pupils  ranging from 4 to 11 years old. We are also proud to run a thriving preschool onsite for children aged between 2 and 5 years old. 

Steeple Claydon Pre-school provides care and education for children from the term after their 2nd birthday to 5 years of age.  Funded and non-funded places are offered.  Our pre-school is popular and we do often have a waiting list for places so please contact us early to ensure that we can offer you the childcare you need.

Find out more about our pre-school

 If you wish to join our waiting list for January 2025 and beyond,  please click here 


Reception is the first experience of school for children starting their journey with us.

Information about starting school in September 2024 can be found via this link



Key Stage 1 is for ages 5 to 7 – Years 1 and 2. Key milestones in  Key Stage 1 are:

5 to 6 – Year 1 – KS1 – Phonics screening check
6 to 7 – Year 2-  KS1 – National tests and teacher assessments in English, maths and science

Key Stage 2 is for 7 to 11 Year olds – Years 3 to 6. 

7 to 8 – Year 3 – KS2
8 to 9 – Year 4 – KS2
9 to 10 – Year 5 – KS2
10 to 11 – Year 6 – KS2 National tests and teacher assessments in English and maths, and teacher assessments in science

Times, Events and News

For our term times, events and school news, you’ll find it all here.

Wrap Around Care

All the information you need for our before and after school activities & clubs

For parents

We encourage parents to become involved in the life of the school as part of an ongoing partnership.

Message from our Head teacher

Here at Steeple Claydon School and Pre-school, our pupils are welcoming, well behaved and enthusiastic – they are all ‘Steeple Stars!’ We take pride in ensuring we provide them with a rich, creative and engaging learning journey from pre-school to year 6. We want our pupils to achieve highly; not only academically but also socially, emotionally, creatively and physically,  as well as in the skills of being a lifelong learner.

Underpinning all of this is our commitment to ensure that our ‘Steeple Stars’ leave us with the values that will enable them to live successfully in society and prepare them to be positive, active citizens within their local, national and global communities.

Of course, we are only a part of your child’s life and so we are very keen to work closely with parents, families and the wider Steeple Claydon community to ensure every child’s needs are fully catered for and their potential is realised.

Please get in touch if you would like to come and visit. We would be happy to show you round the school when it is ‘in action’ so you can fully appreciate the wonderful things that happen here!

If you have any feedback on the presentation, usefulness and accessibility of the information here, please don’t hesitate to contact us. I hope this website gives you an indication of the welcoming, vibrant, hardworking school we are and the high standards we strive to maintain.

Mrs Christine Richards


Steeple Claydon School
Meadoway, Bucks, MK18 2PA


School Hours

M-F: 8.40am – 3.20pm
Weekends: Closed

Our Head teacher

It is a privilege and an honour to be the headteacher at Steeple Claydon School. On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to our school website and thank you for your interest.

Mrs Christine Richards
Head Teacher


Steeple Claydon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Justine Dudley, who can be contacted by telephoning the school on 01296 738132 or emailing 

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Clare Locker, who can be contacted by telephoning the school on 01296 738132 or emailing

If you require a paper copy of any information on the school’s website please telephone the office on 01296 738132 or email 

We Offer

High standard of attainment and progress for all children.
Highly effective teachers and support staff.
Strong and inspirational leadership.

We Offer

Theme based curriculum
Modern Foreign Languages in KS2
Specialist PE and Music teaching/tuition

We Offer

Forest School on site
​Extensive range of after school clubs
Successful track record in Sport

We Offer

Wrap around care from 8am to 6pm
30 hours Nursery provision a week
Large grounds and field

We Offer

Outdoor amphitheatre
Spacious well resourced library
Our peer-elected Junior Leadership Team (school council) are involved in the development and progression of the school.



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