Delivering an Outstanding Education for Every Child

As a parent, I know it's important to have great local schools to choose from, and how crucial education is to every child's development.  This is never truer than in today's fast-changing, high-tech world.

Every child should have access to an outstanding school place, to ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to take themselves anywhere that their talent and enthusiasm can lead them.  West Oxfordshire is lucky to have many outstanding schools - but there is more to do as we work together to expand education opportunities for all.

Since being elected as your MP, I have met over a third of West Oxfordshire schools and have had written contact with all headteachers about education issues.

I have also welcomed a number of local schools to Parliament to speak with them about the work of an MP and look forward to hosting many more.


Robert meets students at Kingham Hill School

Robert said, "Thanks to Kingham Hill School for welcoming me to speak to you on Friday, particularly in your beautiful, internationally-decorated hall (which after the cold and rain was very welcome!) Great to meet those I’ve not met before and to see others again.

Oxford International College of Beauty welcomes Robert for a tour

Robert said, "It was a pleasure to meet all the students and staff at the college, and to learn about this exceptional training facility which attracts students from all over the world to Witney. Thank you all for taking the time to show me around."

Robert Courts visits St Mary's Infant School

Robert today visited St Mary's Infant School in Witney, where he held an assembly to explain how Parliament works and how to make a law - with the help of a few props! Robert would like to thank pupils for their enthusiasm and willingness to take part.

Abingdon and Witney College win Apprenticeship Provider of the Year

Huge congratulations to Abingdon and Witney College on being regional winners for Apprenticeship Provider of the Year and national finalists for their Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships at the AAC Apprenticeship Awards today in Parliament.

National Apprenticeships Week 2018

This week was National Apprenticeships Week, and Robert says, "I sincerely congratulate Abingdon and Witney College on winning regional Apprenticeship Providers of the Year, and being national finalists for their Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships.

Kingham Hill School visit Parliament

Robert really enjoyed meeting with pupils from Kingham Hill School  this week in Parliament where they went on a tour, watched Ministry of Defence departmental questions in the House of Commons and learnt about how Parliament works in the Parliamentary Education Centre.