• Community and HSA

St Matthews

We are very proud of our long standing links with the local community. We work well together with the local Church, with regular visits to the school to take part in various events and to lead assemblies.

Little Pippins Preschool

Many of our children attended our local PreSchool, Little Pippins, who visit the school for various activities, especially Forest School as part of the transition process. Our Reception Class staff liaise with them about children who will be joining us.
We are pleased that we often see Tim Deane, our local PCSO in school, with the children getting to know him as another member of the community they can safely turn to if they have a problem out of school.

Road Safety

We run Bikeability (Cycling Proficiency) Courses for Year 6 children and try to ensure that there are sufficient places for all children to be able to attend a course should they wish to do so – please contact the office for further details

Harwell School Association

The Harwell School Association (HSA) is our parent-teacher association.

The elected officers for the academic year 2023/24 are:

President: Bryn Gibson (Headteacher)
Co-Chairs: Zoe Booker (Noah Year 3 & Arthur Year 1), Katy Farrington (Jack Year 3), Steph Gosling (Stanley Year 3, Eva Year 1), Kate Guntert (Emelia Year 3), Holly Munns (Seb Year 3, Billy Reception)
Secretary: Jude Capper (Lydia Year 5)
Treasurer: Alice Macdonald (Elsie Year 1)
Staff representative: Lauren Paton & Jane Moreton

If you’d like to know more about the HSA, or get involved, please send us a message using the form below, or through the school office.

Meetings & Events

Minutes of HSA meetings this year:

Committee meeting November 2023

AGM Minutes September 2023

HSA Accounts 2022/2023

We’re always looking for volunteers to help at events throughout the year. If you can help, even if only for a single event, we’d be very grateful. Please contact us via the form below.


As well as supporting HSA events, these are some other ways to raise money for the school


You can also raise money at a range of other retailers like Argos, Sainsburys, M&S, John Lewis, Debenhams, HMV, Vodafone, The Body Shop, Interflora and many more. See https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/harwellprimary/ for details.


You can even raise funds just by doing an online search! See http://harwellprimary.easysearch.org.uk.


Use a stamp instead of name tapes!

Buy a personalised name stamp from Stamptastic and enter the code OX110HX (the school’s postcode, without spaces) at the checkout. Stamptastic will then donate up to 30% of your order value to the HSA! For more information, see www.stamptastic.co.uk or the Stamptastic leaflet.

Many kind thanks