St Barnabas School
Jericho has a lively primary school in a building that dates from 1977. This replaced the old buildings which have now been converted into housing ('School Court' in Great Clarendon Street). The original school was built by the Church and the current school retains links with the St. Barnabas Parish.
The new school is more spacious than the old and has a large adjacent field which the community can use outside school hours. The school is also used in the evenings for local meetings. Nevertheless, rising school rolls, with children coming from other parts of central Oxford, have put pressure on space. Subsequently, with the switchover from a three-tier to a two-tier system of education in Oxford, St. Barnabas became a primary school taking children from ages 4 to 11. This meant a radical redevelopment programme, building four new classrooms, that was completed in September 2002.
See also the entry in the Jericho Sketchbook