The Oaks Primary School
- The Oaks Primary School
- Head: Mr James Hill
- T 0121 464 6272
- F 0121 464 6298
- E [email protected]
- W www.theoaks.bham.sch.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Birmingham
- Pupils: 444
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Early years provision Good 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 11th December 2018
- 2 Full inspection 9th October 2014
Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.
- Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 17th October 2012
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Special Education Needs
The Oaks is a two storey mainstream primary school which serves an area of predominantly rented housing and very low cultural diversity. We have a higher than average number of pupils with SEN and pupils with statements for learning, autistic spectrum, sight impairment and minor physical disability. The school has toilet facilities in both KS1 and KS2 for people with mobility challenges and a recent addition is a lift to increase access around the ground floor of the school, which is on three levels. Presently Years 5 and 6 are upstairs in the Junior end of the school and at the moment there is no access for a wheelchair to go upstairs to those rooms or to the full computer suite, although we do have an additional smaller suite networked to the main one in the Infant department. We have an experienced SENCO and a super team of well qualified Teacher Assistants who are familiar with working with IBPs and IEPs. We are supported by an excellent range of outside agencies who recognise the very good work we do.
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained
If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.
Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.
*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year