There are two primary schools and a pre-school located in the village. Children attending secondary school travel to schools in Wantage, Abingdon or other towns in the area.

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The Hendreds

  The Hendreds
Church of England
Primary School

  St Amand's Catholic
Primary School


The Hendreds Pre-school meets in purpose built premises at Snells Hall in East Hendred and provides a bright, stimulating and safe environment for children from three years old.

Contact us for an informal chat or to reserve your place. Once your child turns three, he or she is entitled to attend free of charge. Free funding can be applied for in September, January and April. Sessions run on Monday to Friday mornings with afternoon sessions being introduced as the year progresses.


This a traditional small village school with an average 115 pupils.
Most of the children attending the school come from East or West Hendred and the other outlying villages such as Ardington, Betterton and Lockinge.

In addition to the specified activities in literacy and numeracy, the school maintains a well balanced curriculum. Specialist teaching is available in P.E, French and Music.

Frequent drama productions also provide the opportunity to celebrate the children's work in Music and Drama.

The school also offers a very popular and well managed after school club.

Click here to read a very engaging account of the
History of Hendreds School 1860 2015.

For general enquiries contact:

Tel: 01235 833379


St Amand’s School is a traditional village school with an average of 140 pupils.  The school welcomes children from Catholic families, and also those from families interested in the ethos of a Catholic School, serving the neighbouring towns of Wantage and Didcot and surrounding parishes.

As well as maintaining a well balanced curriculum the school offers a wide range of facilities. Day time and After School Clubs include: Gym; Netball; Sports Club; Irish Dancing; Football Coaching; Choir; Ukulele; Dance & Drama and Orchestra.

You are welcome to come and have a look round the school at any time

For general enquiries contact:

Tel: 01235 833342