Merlin & Puma

Schools

Local Schools

Primary Education

Primary schools are either actually on the base, or in the very local area. A selection of local schools is given below for prospective parents.

Located within the confines of the Station, RAF Benson Community Primary School caters for children aged 4 to 11 (foundation to year 6). The majority of students at the school are dependants of personnel at RAF Benson. It is a feeder school for Icknield Community College and Wallingford Secondary School.
Located in the local village of Benson a few miles from the Station, Benson Church of England Primary School caters for children aged 4 to 11 (foundation to year 6). It is a feeder school for Icknield Community College and Wallingford Secondary School.
Located in the local village of Ewelme a few miles from the Station, Ewelme Church of England Primary School caters for children from aged 5 to 11 (year 1 to 6). It is a feeder school for Icknield Community College and Wallingford Secondary School.
Located on the outskirts of the local town of Wallingford, Crowmarsh Gifford Church of England Primary School caters for children aged 5 to 11 (year 1 to 6). It is a feeder school for Wallingford Secondary School.

Secondary Education

Once secondary school age is reached, there are a number of different options available for children.

Located in the local town of Watlington, Icknield Community College caters for students from year 7 to year 11. A school bus service operates from within the confines of the Station directly to the school for all eligible students.
Located in the local town of Wallingford, Wallingford Secondary School caters for students from year 7 to year 13 with an integral Sixth Form. A school bus service operates from within the confines of the Station directly to the school for all eligible students.

Located in Henley, the College offers A-Levels, International Baccalaureate and vocational courses for students of post-compulsory education age. A bus service operates from the Station to the college.

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