Merlin & Puma

Schools

Local Schools

Primary Education

There are various local primary schools, including one located within the confines of the Station. A selection of local schools is given below for information, although full information on available primary schools within the local area is available from Oxfordshire County Council.

RAF Benson Community Primary School Tel No. 01491 836460

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.

Benson C of E Primary School Tel No. 01491 202502

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.

Ewelme C of E School Tel No. 01491 839240

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.

Crowmarsh Gifford C of E Primary School Tel No.01491 836785

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, although there are two schools that the majority of secondary pupils based at the Station attend. Icknield Community College is the catchment school for RAF Benson and Wallingford School is the closest school to the Station in terms of distance.

Icknield Community College Tel No. 01491 612691

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.

Wallingford Secondary School Tel No. 01491 837115

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.

Further Education

Henley College Tel No. 01491 579988

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.

There are also a number of other specialist educational establishments within the area and of course universities such as Oxford and Reading.

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