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What the school says...

Set in over 160 acres of stunning grounds, Oakwood is a child-centred school, offering children a well-rounded education, full of opportunities. We aim to inspire a lifelong love of learning as well as an enthusiasm for cultural and sporting activities. Encouragement and the celebration of achievement are at the heart of everything we do.

From 2 to 11, our children learn in a wonderfully safe and spacious environment with extensive facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, theatre, library and dining room. The school has a family atmosphere, with a strong sense of community. This warm but disciplined approach encourages the development of individual personality, and the passions and strengths of each child are discovered and nurtured.

We aim to produce happy, well-balanced children who enjoy coming to school to experience a broad curriculum. We hope that you will come and see the school in action so that you can experience the warmth and spirit of Oakwood for yourself.
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What the parents say...

Beautiful surroundings. Inspiring and caring staff from the groundsmen to the Head. Dedicated and well trained staff who bring the best out of every child, no matter what their strengths, or weaknesses, are they will be found and nurtured here. Amazing extra-curricular activities from 2 1/2 including ballet, swimming and rugby. And from reception over 20 different activities to choose from. As a mum of 4 very different children. This really is a great school. And no other school quite does awards and celebrations to the same level. Speech day is a day to behold. Your child will thrive and love being at school here.

Commented on 7th Feb 2018

We have been at Oakwood school for 2 terms, moving from the state sector and we are so pleased with this decision. The teachers are clearly passionate about nurturing each child, instilling pride in each child around their own abilities. The class sizes, especially at the pre prep level, enable a calm and personalised learning experience which is so important to the children's ability to concentrate and feel valued. We also feel that the surrounding space is incorporated imaginatively in their learning experience and the facilities are great. We highly recommend the Oakwood school.

Commented on 5th Feb 2018

We have two children at Oakwood, a 7 year old in Year 2 and a 3 year old in Nursery. Both children have settled in very well, having moved from another nursery and school just over a year ago. The staff and children were extremely welcoming and we immediately felt part of the Oakwood family. There is a fantastic feeling at Oakwood - everyone is friendly, and there are plenty of opportunities to become involved in day to day life at the school. Mrs Bradbury provides excellent leadership and direction for the school and it is clear that the children love her. There is a great sense of pride in the work they do, both in class and at home, and they relish the opportunity to show her the work they have done. Oakwood is a very nurturing environment and we are very happy with the progress our children have made since joining. The teaching staff are wonderful and the children clearly enjoy being at school and learning. The reward systems they have in place are brilliant for recognising where children have excelled each week, be that academically or in their behaviour towards their peers. Each child is encouraged to live the values of "The Oakwood Way" which encourages kindness and thoughtfulness with others. The woodland setting of the school offers a variety of opportunities for the children to learn outside of the classroom, and the recent topic of "Into the Woods" truly allowed the children to embrace and make the most of their surroundings. One of Oakwood's many strengths is it's ability to encourage confidence in the children. Each child takes part in assemblies and end of term productions. Mrs Elliot, Head of Drama, is a wonderful asset to the school. She has such enthusiasm for her craft and this has most definitely been passed on to the children, who give some truly wonderful performances on the stage. I asked my eldest daughter what she loved about Oakwood; "the teachers are really kind and our classrooms are big. I like getting star badges and credit awards and I love our big playing field". Oakwood is, quite simply, a wonderful school that offers a brilliant foundation to any child's education. We have, and will continue to highly recommend it to any prospective parents.

Commented on 5th Feb 2018

“My beautiful school in the trees” is how my daughter described Oakwood when she first joined. Positioned within a forest, nature and wildlife provide an unbeatable backdrop for in depth learning, emotional well being and imaginative play. A hive of activity, there’s an immensely productive sense of community throughout the school with all staff, parents and pupils relishing and thriving within the positive and joyful atmosphere. The level of support that the approachable teachers offer each child is exceptional, with reward and recognition given equally for effort as for success. I have two daughters at the school, one is creative, the other academic - both are receiving an outstanding education, with an incredibly broad spectrum of classes, after school clubs and out of school activities that provide a balanced overall experience. Like an Oak, the school is unflinching and strong and proud of its traditional values but at the same time it’s contemporary, progressive and always ready to listen to ideas from parents. The balance is perfect. In fact if there was a ‘Perfect School Guide’ I’d be writing there, instead of here. My only complaint is that my children are not able to stay children at Oakwood forever.

Commented on 5th Feb 2018

My two children moved to Oakwood mid year (year 4 and year 2) because we felt they just weren't thriving in their old school and it has been the best move we ever made. Mrs Bradbury is a hugely inspirational, engaging and encouraging woman and her energy and dedication is obvious throughout the school. She comes to all school events and is there every step of the way to support and encourage the staff and children. My two have both grown in confidence in every area of their lives inside and outside of school and the transformation has been wonderful to watch and be part of. It is a really friendly, kind, inclusive and nurturing school and children are pushed, supported and encouraged in equal measure. The sport, music, academic and creative provision is just right and the teaching is excellent. The grounds are absolutely stunning and the children use the field, pitches, playgrounds and woods a lot. It's a shame it only goes up to year 6 cause my two would happily stay there forever.

Commented on 3rd Feb 2018

I have two children at this exceptional school that is going from strength to strength. I have a child in reception who has been at the school since 2.5 yrs old and an older child in year 4. The start the school has given to both my children is way beyond my expectations. My children are very different yet the school is a perfect fit for them both. My older child has dyslexia which was picked up by the fantastic SENCO and he has been supported throughout diagnosis and in his day to day lessons. Oakwood has worked hard to ensure this aspect of school is proactive and that my son is progressing and feels good about his learning. To say he is flying is an understatement!! One of the biggest things Oakwood school gives each child is confidence, self belief and enthusiasm. Every child is given an opportunity to shine. One of the most apparent things when you enter the school is how happy the pupils are. The staff are all extremely dedicated. All through the school the teaching staff are brilliant, approachable and relate so well to the children. The school offers so much on top of the excellent academic offerings. There really is something for every child at this school from drama, art, sport and music.

Commented on 23rd Jan 2018

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