Mr Chris Payne is Leaving The Batt School

Some of you may have heard that after almost 18 years of being the most wonderful Headteacher, Mr Payne is leaving The Batt in December to take on new challenges. Mr Payne has done so much to help children and families across Witney during his time as Headteacher of The Batt School and staff and parents are keen to mark this occasion. We would love to create a photobook containing pictures and messages from Batt children, staff and families both past and present. If you have a photograph from your time at the Batt or would like to send a current photograph along with a message to Mr Payne we would love to hear from you. Photographs can be scanned or photographed on your phone and sent to If you have any questions, please email and you will be contacted by Sharon Bark or Mark Peacey. If you know any former Batt pupils, families or staff, please let them know.

We are keen to make the occasion as special as possible for Mr Payne and know how much he would appreciate reading messages from you. If you bump into Mr Payne, please do not say a word!

Many thanks

Sharon Bark and Mark Peacey

Mark Peacey

Deputy Headteacher

The Batt C of E Primary School

Corn Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6DY

01993 702392