Please take a look at our welcome video on the 'About us' page. We hope you enjoy the virtual tour of our wonderful school!

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Edith Moorhouse Primary School Reach For The Stars


About Our School

We are a popular primary school in the Oxfordshire town of Carterton. We currently
have around 370 pupils on roll, with about one third of pupils coming from Service
Families serving at RAF Brize Norton.
The school is named after Miss Edith Moorhouse OBE, a Senior Adviser for primary
schools in Oxfordshire from 1946 to 1968. Her support to the innovations of another
local (George Baines) helped drive radical changes to primary education in the 1950s
and 1960s.
In April 2017 we converted to academy status as part of the River Learning Trust.
As a school, we continually strive toward reaching our goals and try to be the very
best we can. We have high standards in all that we do and we adhere to the three
River Learning Trust principles:

  • Commitment to Excellence​: striving for the best educational experience
  • Everyone Learning​: creating and taking opportunities that enhance lives
  • Respectful Relationships​: acting with care, integrity, and fairness in all we do

Our school motto, chosen by the pupils, is: Reach for the Stars
This represents the school’s desire to always demonstrate aspiration and resilience.
Below is a short video, giving you a flavour of our happy school:


School opening hours for children are:


Pre-school is 8.50am to 2.50pm. Total hours per week 30

Reception is 8.40am to 3pm (registration is 8.50am). Total hour per week 30.85

KS1 and KS2 is 8.35am to 3.15pm (registration is 8.45am). Total hours 32.5





A paper copy of the information and content on this website is available free of charge, to any parent or carer of a pupil attending the school Please contact the school office to request a copy if required.

Edith Moorhouse School is a part of the River Learning Trust which is an exempt charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with registered company number 7966500 and its registered office is C/O Gosford Hill School, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 2NT.