Village cricket

Village vs Pinewood Extras

The Bourton vs Pinewood cricket match is scheduled for 28 June at 6:00 pm at Pinewood school.  Village players should contact Russell Hayes ( ) to secure a place on the team.

Pinewood School

The Hoylands’ last day at Pinewood

Today is Philip and Henrietta’s last school day at Pinewood.  The whole Pinewood community would like to thank Philip and Henrietta for the kindness, warmth, energy, commitment and unwavering leadership that they have shown children,  staff and parents over the last 18 years.  The school has thrived in their tenure.  Their unstinting contribution to the education and happiness of so many children and the unique atmosphere they have created at Pinewood will long continue.  We wish them every happiness in their retirement – the best is yet to come!

Pinewood School

Bonfire Night – Friday 1 November

Bourton residents are very welcome to attend the Friends of Pinewood Bonfire Night this Friday, free of charge. The evening starts at 5.30, bonfire lit at 6:00 and fireworks at 7:00. There will be fun stalls for kids and food and drink will be available.

More information can be found on the Pinewood website here:

Wristbands are not being used this year but if you would like to come along, please email Fiona on (or phone 07971 246870) with your family surname.

Village cricket

Bourton vs Pinewood School

Come along and watch Bourton Village take on Pinewood School in the annual cricket match. The match will be held in the beautiful setting of the school grounds on Monday 24 June, starting at 18.00. Everyone welcome. 

Access to Pinewood land

Message from the Headmaster, Pinewood School:

Pinewood is saddened by recent vandalism to two of our recently erected signs. (We suspect the same person may have been responsible for a spate of wire-cutting of fences a couple of years ago). The paths and woodland are for the benefit of the village and the signs state that we give consent/permission to walkers. Legally we have to nominally close the footpaths for one day a year to protect our rights to the land otherwise, over time, the general public can claim historic rights of access.

We planted the woodland for the village, we maintain the paths for the village, we installed stiles and dog gates for the village and we want the village enjoy the freedom of the plantation.  If you know who may have a vendetta against Pinewood please ask them to stop or come and engage with us as to why they feel slighted.

We are trying to be good neighbours: supporting the church and village hall, inviting the village to events, loaning equipment also and financing future traffic calming measures. I don’t know what more we can do.






Access to Pinewood facilities

Message from the Headmaster, Pinewood School

Pinewood is happy that the village make use of the pastures it owns and the associated paths that we have created in the planted woodland (along with dog-friendly stiles). The actual playing fields themselves, hard courts, astroturf and adventure playground are however not for general use.

There are public liability considerations, child protection issues and health and safety implications. We also have to factor in the building of the new teaching centre on the old hard courts and its access for construction traffic. We are going to clearly sign footpaths which can be found 100 yards up the drive on the right or by crossing the drive there via the public footpath leading on from the village hall. Access to the woodland can also be made at via Pot Lid lane and also by Cleyfield Manor.

We would really value the village community respecting the privacy of the grounds and using only woodland and agricultural areas. Thank you for your cooperation.

Philip Hoyland

Bonfire night at Pinewood

Pinewood Bonfire Night & Fireworks Display

The school is holding its bonfire night on Friday, 2 November from 5:30pm and all village residents are invited to come along free of charge.

This is a great event with a large bonfire, a wonderful firework display, food and drink plus fun stalls for the kids.

Although attendance is free, entry will be by wristband only. Please contact Fiona Ryan on 07971 246870 or (or call at The Manse) to request your wristbands.

Cricket in the village

The annual Pinewood School vs Bourton Village cricket match is on this evening

Hot on the tail of England’s 5-0 whitewash over Australia….the annual School vs Village match is being held this evening starting at 6:00pm at Pinewood.  All villagers are welcome – why not come along with a picnic and enjoy perhaps the warmest evening of the year so far.

Pinewood School is seeking a gardener


Pinewood School seeks to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Gardener to work 2 days per week from  8am – 3pm (days to be agreed in advance with the successful candidate).

Attendance is also required at Staff Inset Days at the start of each main term (up to a total of 5 additional days per annum).

Salary: £10 per hour (£7,630 per annum for the contracted hours)

For a detailed job description and application form please visit our website or call 01793 782205.

  • Deadline for applications: Sunday 15th April 2018
  • Interview date: Tuesday 24th April 2018
  • Start date: As soon as possible following the completion of recruitment checks

Pinewood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.