GWP will be home to two primary schools, a secondary school, a technical college, and a nursery. These institutions offer fantastic educational opportunities for children of all ages within Didcot, Harwell, and the surrounding areas. This section provides information on each of these as well as details on other local nurseries, schools, and colleges. 

Relevant locations

GEMS Didcot Primary Academy

The GEMS Didcot Primary Academy, located in the District Neighbourhood at GWP, opened its doors in September 2016. This two form entry primary school offers 420 places for students aged 4-11 as well as an additional 52 places in the on-site nursery. 

For any enquiries or any information about the school, please visit

GEMS Academy

Aureus Primary School

Aureus Primary School (formerly Chalkhill Primary School) is located within the Southern Neighbourhood at GWP. Oxfordshire County Council are responsible for building Aureus Primary School and have contracted Kier to design and build the school. Construction began on this site in June 2017 and the school is planned to open in September 2018.

For more information on the development, please visit
Aureus Primary South Elevation

Aureus Secondary School

The Aureus Secondary School is located in the District Neighbourhood at GWP. This secondary school is being built to accommodate 8 forms of entry in year groups 7 to 11 (240 pupils in each year group) with a maximum capacity of 1200 pupils. It is envisaged that the intake size will grow as demand increases and as more homes are completed. Works have reached completion on the school and it is on track to open in September 2017.

For more information on the development, please visit

UTC Oxfordshire

The University Technical College is located within the District Neighbourhood at GWP. The UTC offers learning opportunities for students aged 14-19 years who are looking for specialist life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering programmes, alongside a broad and balanced curriculum. The school opened in September 2016 and has a maximum capacity of 600 students. 

The UTC offers a wealth of facilities for students including; 3D printers, CAD machines, woodwork and metalwork workshops, gym facilities, and much more.

For more information on the UTC, please visit

GWP Nursery

The GWP nursery will be located next to the GEMS Didcot Primary Academy in the District Neighbourhood. There is limited information available on this nursery at this early stage in its development. Updates will follow accordingly. 

Stephen Freeman Community Primary School

All Saints Church Of England (aided) Primary School

Harwell Primary School

Ladygrove Park Primary School

Manor Primary School

St Birinus School

Didcot Girls' School

Didcot Sixth Form College

Hadden Hill Nursery & Preschool

Ladygrove Day Nursery

Lydalls Nursery School