Cooper School, Bicester

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The Cooper School
Motto "Where Learning Matters"
Type Secondary
Headteacher Ben Baxter
Chairman of Governors Michael Waine
Location Churchill Road
OX26 4RS
Coordinates: 51°54′29″N 1°08′42″W / 51.90803°N 1.14499°W / 51.90803; -1.14499
DfE number 931/4032
DfE URN 141069 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1155
Ages 11–18
Colours Black, Blue and Gold
Website the Cooper School

The Cooper School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in the northern side of Bicester, Oxfordshire, England.


Previously a community school administered by Oxfordshire County Council, the school was awarded a specialist science college since 2005. The Cooper School converted to academy status on 1 July 2014 however the school continues to coordinate with Oxfordshire County Council for admissions.

The Cooper School is currently rated 'Good' by Ofsted after an inspection in May 2013.

Student locations[edit]

Most of its students come from the north and east of Bicester and surrounding villages which include, amongst others, Charlton-on-Otmoor, Launton, Finmere, Fringford, Stratton Audley and Hethe.


Since September 2008, The Cooper School has had a radical change of uniform. This now includes a black blazer, white shirt and school tie (black, gold and blue), which is essentially the same style of uniform that the school had when it first opened in the 1970s. In addition, as of September 2013, The Cooper School has made black jumpers or blouses a compulsory part of the uniform.

The Sixth Form[edit]

In 2011 a new sixth-form building, called the Post 16 Centre, was constructed and opened to students in September of the same year.

Past headteachers[edit]

Keith McClellan [January 1988 – August 2000]

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