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Gary Headland Activate Learning new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Oxford-based Activate Learning appoints new chief executive

Gary Headland DL from the Lincoln College Group (LCG) will succeed Sally Dicketts CBE as Chief Executive in April 2022. Sally is stepping down after 18 years at the helm.
Reuben Foundation donates £80 million for first new Oxford college in 30 years

Reuben Foundation increases donation for scholarships and college buildings

The Foundation increased the places on its scholarship programme established in 2012 and made a further donation of £8m for buildings at Reuben College, including a new Reuben Graduate Centre.
Hillary Clinton among six to receive honorary degrees from Oxford University

Hillary Clinton among six to receive honorary degrees from Oxford Uni

Secretary Clinton is being honoured alongside Prof. Dame Sally Davies, Prof. Linda Colley, Prof. Anna Deavere Smith, Baroness Ruth Lister, and the writer Jeanette Winterson.
Council hands over new £12m Oxford SEND school to academy trust

Council hands over new £12m Oxford SEND school to academy trust

Oxfordshire County Council has worked closely with The Gallery Trust in delivering the new buildings for the specialist academy, which were handed over to Orion Academy.
Oxford University remains top of world rankings for a sixth consecutive year

Oxford Uni remains top of world rankings for a sixth consecutive year

Times Higher Education (THE) has announced its World University Rankings for 2022 with the University of Oxford retaining the top spot for a sixth consecutive year.
Oxford University announces plans for Michaelmas Term 2021

Oxford University announces plans for Michaelmas Term 2021

The announcement from the Vice-Chancellor, in an email sent to all staff, will bring the university in line with Stage 4 of the UK government’s roadmap.
Willmott Dixon awarded £11m St Peter’s College accommodation project

Willmott Dixon awarded £11m St Peter’s College accommodation project

The project will create 54 bedrooms across two buildings, delivered to the ultra-low carbon Passive House Institute Low Energy Building Standard.
St Hilda’s College, Oxford

Beard completes £20m redevelopment work at St Hilda’s College, Oxford

The Front of College project represents the largest redevelopment of the college in its history, having been completed to mark its 125th anniversary.
A Primary School in Oxfordshire

UPDATED DAILY: School closures in Oxfordshire due to COVID-19

While all schools have their arrangements for contacting parents and carers, here’s a list of reported school closures in Oxfordshire due to coronavirus (COVID-19) - updated daily.
Popular north Oxfordshire school holiday hubs to reopen in time for summer. Image: North Oxfordshire Academy on Drayton Road in Banbury.

Popular north Oxfordshire school holiday hubs to reopen in time for summer

Families in north Oxfordshire will once again be able to book children, aged five to eleven years old, onto council-run school holiday hubs this summer.